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Join Us For Earth Hour

The event was started by WWF and partners as a symbolic lights-out event in Sydney in 2007. Earth Hour is now one of the world’s largest grassroots movements for the environment.

Earth Hour has also gone far beyond the symbolic action of switching off – it has become a catalyst for positive environmental impact, driving major legislative changes by harnessing the power of the people and collective action.

When does it take place?

It is held every year on the last Saturday of March at 8.30pm. This year it is on Saturday, 26 March.

It is anhour that can change decades where millions of people across the world join in raising awareness.

What are we doing at Maxis Business Park to support Earth Hour?

The park will safely turn as many lights out as possible to take part in the hour. Understandably some lighting may need to be kept on for safety reasons. Thankfully a lot of our buildings have sensor lighting, so they automatically turn off when people aren’t using the buildings. Another great way we are environmentally friendly.

Here are three ways you can spend Earth hour:

Reconnect with nature:

Spend the hour outside with friends and family. Explore your nearby parks or other natural spaces. Go on a night hike or go camping or stargazing.

Dinner with friends and family:

Candle-lit dinners aren’t just for Valentine’s Day! Dine in the dark this Earth Hour and cook up some planet-friendly dishes and enjoy by candlelight.

Get active:

It’s hard to take care of our planet (and others) when we’re not taking care of ourselves, so get moving this Earth Hour!

Go on a night cycle or night run! Put on your favourite playlist and dance in the dark or do some candle-lit yoga or listen to a guided meditation track as you do a few stretches.

What have we done recently at Maxis Business Park to be more sustainable?

Maxis has committed to achieving net zero carbon across the park by 2050, aligned with the Paris Agreement to limit warming by 1.5 degrees. Here’s what we’ve already done to reduce our impact across the park:

  • Installation of energy efficient lighting
  • 100% renewable electricity procured through the grid for managed areas
  • Water efficient fixtures and taps
  • Promotion of cycling to reduce commuter emissions
  • Installation of rooftop solar PV planned in 2022

Whatever you do this Earth Hour don’t forget to tag us at Maxis Business Park and use the hashtag #ShapeOurFuture for a chance to be featured on the WWF social channels and win official Earth Hour merchandise.

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