Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu will be celebrating Earth Hour together with the world on 29 March 2014 and the 5-star resort hotel also has planned a variety of activities throughout the day commemorate the event.

Following their 3R motto; reduce, reuse and recycle, they will kick off Earth Hour with a collaborative beach clean-up at Mamutik Island with volunteers from Sabah Parks, Raleigh International, Borneo Divers and a handful of resort guests. On the same morning, the official mascot, Jaga the clownfish, will be introduced to help raise awareness towards marine conservation.

The resort hotel’s staff also recycled cooking oil and turned them into 1,441 tea candles, all of which will be lit during Earth Hour to illuminate the resort’s seven restaurant and bars.

Guests are also invited to participate by opting not to change their bed sheets or towels for the day and the resort hotel will also be switching off all non-essential lights in most of back-of-the-house areas and dimming lights in public areas, restaurants and the hotel exterior.

“Energy conservation, environmental protection and the reduction of waste emissions are fundamental elements of our corporate social responsibility.  We are committed to making a big difference, embracing the world to live more sustainably,” said Craig Powell, general manager of Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu.