Shangri-La Mactan celebrates Earth Hour

IN LINE with its commitment to sustainability, Shangri-La Mactan celebrated Earth Hour on March 26, 2022. The five-star resort, together with its partners and guests, was immersed in different activities all over the property, from fish house making and tree planting to sunset Zumba. Shangri-Lainspires friends and family to undertake such commitment to a brighter and more sustainable future forthe generations to come.One of the highlights of the celebration was the coral restoration initiative, together with OceanRipple. Established in 2007, Shangri-La Mactan’s six-hectare marine sanctuary, which the resort has taken immense pride in, has over 160 species of fish, clams and coral. The team, together with concerned nature warriors, worked individually and collectively to launch regular coastal and dive clean-ups as well as coral recovery programs. But due to the wrath of Typhoon Odette, communities, the resort—including the treasured wildlife sanctuary, were all left in ruins. The Shangri-La family believes that one must live in harmony with nature, and one has a lifelong responsibility to care for the environment. In line with its commitment to biodiversity conservation, the team will be launching a campaign to revive the deep blues. Shangri-La aims to return the sanctuary to its original state by planning programs and consistent cleanups, together with key individuals and organizations. Earth Hour is the perfect avenue to kick off such campaign initiative.To cap off the occasion, an intimate program headed by general manager Dave Junker wasone of the highlights of the Earth Hour celebration. It was commemorated by the hour-long lights offinitiative and guests also took part in lighting the candles to illuminate the night as they stood united for this cause. It was followed by the Earth Cake slicing. A blazing performance by fire dancers also set a joyous tone for the Earth Hour activity.Shangri-La, its staff and stakeholders, believe that as people who inherited a beautiful planet, everyone has a moral responsibility to tend to the world. For more updates on Shangri-La’s CSR activities, one can follow Shangri-La Mactan on Facebook and Instagram or visit its website at SPONSORED CONTENT