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Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre goes dark for Earth Hour

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The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s (the Centre) General Manager, Alan Pryor and the Centre’s Director of Facilities, Chen Soo Yoong “turning off” the venue’s non-essential lights and joining millions of people and organisations worldwide in “going dark” on 19 March from 8:30pm to 9:30pm, in support of World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour.

Participating in the global campaign for the sixth year, over 420 team members and their families attended the Centre’s Earth Hour gathering this year. During the event, the venue not only turned off all non-essential lights but hosted a screening of ‘The Good Dinosaur’ and held a variety of hands-on activities to further educate team members and their families on nature, the environment and the Earth Hour initiative. Pre-event, the Centre also created an Earth Hour ‘green quiz’ which was circulated among team members with the top 30 participants each winning a prize.

Speaking at the gathering, Pryor said the Centre’s participation in the annual Earth Hour is an on-going initiative as part of her sustainability agenda. “As a very visible member of the Kuala Lumpur community, we hope to have a positive impact by using that visibility to raise awareness of environmental issues and inspire people, especially the younger generation to take action beyond the 60-minute event.”

Pryor explained that this year, as a part of the AEG Ogden group, the Centre was thrilled to join more than 50 AEG-affiliated venues in 27 cities, eight countries and four continents across the globe to celebrate their commitment to the environment under the AEG Ogden 1EARTH programme.

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