Today, March 28, 2009 in Egypt at the Pyramids and the Sphinx of Giza, Cairo Tower and the Library of Alexandria as well as the cities of Cairo and Alexandria will be in the dark. It’s part of “Earth Hour”. The first lady of Egypt, H. E. Madame Suzanne Mubarak has signed an agreement with Jane Butler Kent (vice chairman of travel industry leader Abercrombie & Kent) under the auspices of the Minister of Tourism and others to support this outstanding worldwide effort.
Over 1,000,000,000 people in 1,000 various locations will take part in the largest voluntary power down in history. The goal is to draw attention and demand action on climate change by people turning off their lights (no matter where they live) from 8:30-9:30 PM. Abercrombie & Kent is the leader in getting the travel industry and others behind Earth hour.
Kent stated: “The fact that we are starting to see the impact of climate change in places like Antarctica and Mt. Kilimanjaro inspired us to take action. Kent’s company has also encouraged leading hotel chains to turn off lights in their properties and restaurants.
In East and South Africa many lodges and safari camps are holding stargazing parties to celebrate the dark skies and turn off their generators. Ships Sun Boat III and Sun Boat IV on the Nile are also turning off their generators and operating on emergency power during that time. Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy has identified projects on all seven continents to help offset climate change impact. Register support for Earth Hour at www.abercrombiekent.com/press/index/com. For more information check www.abercrombiekent.com.