FHI Hotels pedal for the planet in support of Earth Hour

60+ Earth hour logo at Federal Hotels International


In pledging for the support of Earth Hour and in the spirit of I Will, If You Will, Federal Hotels International (FHI) Group of Hotels namely The Federal Kuala Lumpur and Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur join the Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s (DBKL) Earth Hour initiative to make KL one of the 7,000 cities across 153 countries participating in Earth Hour:

Join us on the countdown to Earth Hour at 8.30pm on Saturday, 23 March 2013 at the entrance of The Federal Kuala Lumpur & Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur and Pedal for the Planet.

“Participating for the fifth consecutive year, Federal Hotels International (FHI) Group of Hotels namely The Federal Kuala Lumpur and Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur will turn off the exterior light, non-essential Lightings electrical equipment as well as dimming the lights of the hotel premises.The Federal Kuala Lumpur supports the spirit of I Will, If you Will Challenge by Datuk Bandar, Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib where Datuk Bandar will cycle to work on Monday should 50 buildings pledge to follow DBKL’s lead. FHI Hotels implemented the 5Rs practice - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Refuse and Reward, in 2011 during the Green Generation Campaign. Apart from encouraging our staff, we are also encouraging our guests to contribute to preserve the environment, they simply place the Environmentally Friendly Service Card on the bed if they do not wish their bed linen to change and bath towels will only be changed if left on the floor or in the bath. Earth Hour also presents us an opportunity to interact and involve our guests and team members in a simple tactful campaign such as Pedal for the Planet activity. This is one way for us to cultivate environmental practices whilst emphasizing our commitment to the local community” said Ms Ooi Lee Ping, Director of Group Marketing, Sales, Business Development and Operations of Federal Hotels International.

“We would like to invite tourists, shoppers, guests to join us Pedal for the Planet activity at the front entrance of the hotel. In line with our pledge of practising the 5RS, our team has converted the recycled bottles into decorative lamps surrounded the globe. The globe is made of bamboo and recycled papers. By pedaling the 56 years old Merdeka trishaw and bicycle powered by the three small hubs dynamo from the bike’s wheel, the Globe’s lights will be turn on. Guests are invited to write their pledge on the board provided. This exercise serves to remind everyone that they can do their part too to care for the earth for a sustainable living environment. To reward for embracing the spirit of I Will, If you Will, guests will only have to pay 50% off the price of our Earth Hour International Buffet Dinner at The Verandah, Level 1 on 23 March 2013. Come and experience this candlelight buffet dinner, join us in our Earth Hour activity and fight the climate change” said Mr Simon Leong, General Manager of The Federal Kuala Lumpur.

“Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur supports the spirit of I Will If You Will and committed to Earth Hour, all non essential lights will be switched off for one hour from 8.30pm to 9.30pm. Guests, tourists and shoppers are invited to participate in Pedal for the Planet activity at the lobby of Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur at 8.30p. The lights in the lobby and Café Rasa will be dimmed to the minimal. We are proud to participate in this biggest global event in the fight against climate change, we want to remind everyone that even simple action can help towards saving energy. ” said Mr Louis Sebastian, Executive Assistant Manager of Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur.


About Earth Hour

Earth Hour is a global WWF climate change initiative. Individuals, businesses, governments and communities are invited to turn out their lights for one hour on Saturday March 23, 2013 at 8:30 PM to show their support for action on climate change. The event began in Sydney in 2007, when 2 million people switched off their lights. In 2008, more than 50 million people around the globe participated. In 2009, Earth Hour reached 1 billion people in 4,088 cities and towns in 88 countries making it the largest public demonstration for action on climate change ever.