Friday, March 27, 2015
Wyndham Worldwide has announced that they will once again participate in the annual Earth Hour event.
Earth Hour was created by the World Wildlife Foundation back in 2007 to promote energy conservation and other environmental causes. Essentially, during Earth Hour, participants are encouraged to turn off their lights and electronics for 60 minutes. This year’s event will take place on March 28th from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Wyndham will support the global initiative for energy conservation by turning off their lights at the Wyndham Worldwide headquarters in Parsippany, New Jersey. Employees will be encouraged to power down their computers and turn off lights before they leave the office. Wyndham is also suggesting that their properties turn off all non-essential lighting and promote candlelight dinners for guests.
As one of the largest hospitality brands in the world, Wyndham is not only a leader in the timeshare industry, but a leader in green practices as well. The timeshare and hospitality brand works consistently to reduce their global footprint and conserve resources.
For example, in 2013, Wyndham reduced carbon emissions by 13% and reduced water per square foot by 16%. Many of these efforts are thanks to Wyndham Green, the company’s sustainability program. Established in 2006, Wyndham Green has helped the entire Wyndham corporation to “go green,” including Wyndham Vacation Ownership and Wyndham Hotel Group properties.
While Wyndham demonstrates sustainable customs year round, this will be the 6th year that they have participated in the Earth Hour event.
Faith Taylor, Senior VP of corporate social responsibility at Wyndham Worldwide, shared,
“As a global hospitality leader with businesses across virtually every segment of hospitality, we have an ever increasing opportunity, and responsibility as a corporate citizen, to be a leader in reducing our impact on the environment.”
“Corporate Social Responsibility remains among our top strategic intents, and not only do we measure success on our results, but also on the responsible way in which we achieve those results. It is critical to the success of our business and our ability to meet our customers’ growing needs and expectations. Our participation in the Earth Hour global initiative is just one way we help raise awareness of the importance of energy conservation and our commitment to sustainable business practices across our properties.”
To learn how you can get involved with Earth Hour, visit EarthHour.org.