Earth Hour 2012 – Uniting People to Protect the Planet

Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change.

After only 1 year, Earth Hour had become a global sustainability movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries and territories participating. in 2011, more than 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries worldwide switched off their lights for Earth Hour, sending a powerful message for action on climate change. It also ushered in a new era with members going ‘Beyond the Hour’ to commit to lasting action for the planet.

On March 31 from 8:30pm – 9:30pm, the Pan Pacific Vancouver will do its part and shut down all power and lights that are not essential to our guests and associates comfort, safety, security and operations.

We encourage our guests to participate in this meaningful cause by turning off or dimming the lights in their guestrooms between 8:30pm to 9:30pm on March 31st.  For more information on Earth Hour and how you can participate, visit