Sarawak Energy Supports Earth Hour

Kuching, Thursday 21, 2013 – Sarawak Energy is giving its full support to Earth Hour, a worldwide event organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) which will be held this coming Saturday, 23 March 2013 at 8.30pm.  At this time and date, households and businesses are encouraged to turn off their lights for one hour.

According to Sarawak Energy's Chief of Corporate Services Puan Aisah Eden, Sarawak Energy is participating in this drive at its headquarters in Menara Sarawak Energy, Wisma SESCO and its regional offices in Kuching, Miri, and Sibu, as well as administrative offices in Sri Aman, Sarikei, Binutlu and Limbang, where lights and air-conditioning will be switched-off for one hour. This exercise will not involve our regular electricity generation and transmission operations.

 “We have rolled out internal communication to educate our employees on Earth Hour and urging them to show support because the impact could only be felt if we do this together, not only at work but also at home.  We call upon our household customers and businesses to participate in this one hour drive to raise awareness and the need to give personal commitment to reduce impact on the planet’s climate change.  Taking the first step is as easy as turning off the lights.  By switching off the lights for Earth Hour, we are acknowledging and celebrating our commitment to do something more for the planet that goes way beyond the hour,” urged Aisah.
Earth Hour has successfully accomplished a worldwide participation, beginning with 2.2 million individuals participating in the first year in 2007.  In 2012, hundreds of millions of people across seven continents and 152 countries pledged their commitment and the campaign experienced its biggest support.