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El Nido Resorts Celebrates Earth Hour 2015

El Nido Resorts joined 172 countries and celebrated under the stars during the global ‘Lights Off’ event. Last March 28, from 8:30pm to 9:30 pm, all guests and staff of Miniloc, Lagen, Apulit, and Pangulasian seized their power in changing climate change and switched off all non-essential lights for one hour – Earth Hour.

Guests and Staff during the Coastal Clean Up at the Small Lagoon
Guests and Staff during the Coastal Clean Up at the Small Lagoon

A global movement that started as a single-city initiative in Sydney, Australia in 2007, Earth Hour has since grown as the world’s greatest environmental action in raising awareness for global warming and climate change.

Earth Hour in El Nido Palawan
Staff Pledging for the Environment

In El Nido Resorts, this collective commitment to the planet goes beyond switching off lights. Guests and staff were invited to write on a Pledge Wall for the Environment – about the little things that they can stop and start for the Environment.

Earth Hour Palawan
Earth Hour in El Nido Resorts

El Nido Staff Earth Hour
Mr. Jonel Ubante – El Nido Resorts Miniloc – Food and Beverage Staff / Most Unique Trash – Hand Griller

A total of 14.46 kgs of trash were collected during the Earth Hour Coastal Clean Up at the Small lagoon. To encourage more participants, the most creative pledge and most unique trash received a special gift from the ENR Environment Department.

Earth Hour Dinner
Beach Dinner Under the Stars

This year, the resorts made the Earth Hour celebration more meaningful through its partnership with WWF’s Give the Gift of Light Project. The cost savings from turning off the resort generators will be used to donate solar lamps among fish ranchers and seaweed farmers in Beton, Taytay, Palawan.

El Nido Guest Earth Hour
Mr. Shinjiro Tamura, Guest from Japan Receiving his special gift from the ENR Environment Department Most Creative Pledge: “Not Using Aircon during night time”

More than lighting up this offshore community, the solar light will definitely give the children in Beton a fighting chance to study at night and achieve a brighter future.

Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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