Sands China Ltd. observed Earth Hour 2023 at its properties Saturday, turning off exterior lights and non-essential indoor lights for one hour in support of the annual global event.

It is the company’s 15th straight year joining businesses and individuals around the world to support the annual global event. All Sands China properties took part in the lights-off activity: Sands Macao; The Venetian Macao; The Plaza Macao featuring Four Seasons; The Parisian Macao; and The Londoner Macao, comprising The Londoner Hotel, Londoner Court, St. Regis, Conrad, and Sheraton.

Earth Hour was founded in 2007 with the goal of raising awareness of climate change by encouraging eco-conscious individuals, communities, households and businesses around the world to turn off their lights for one hour.

In addition to its yearly participation, Sands China has been taking the initiative since 2013 to observe Earth Hour each month. The company’s resorts turn off exterior lights, signage and marquees for one hour on the first Tuesday of each month, in an effort to maximise the positive environmental effects of the energy-saving movement.

“Earth Hour is an important global initiative and we’re proud to be a long-time supporter,” said Sean McCreery, senior vice president of resort operations for Sands China Ltd. “Earth Hour also serves as a powerful reminder of the collective responsibility we share to protect our planet and work toward a more sustainable future, not just for ourselves, but for the generations to come. Our special thanks go to our team members, guests and hotel partners for their support and participation in this year’s event.”