Over 
 350 
 organisations 
 to 
 switch 
 off 
 their 
 lights 
 for 
 WWF’s 
 largest 
 Earth 
 Hour 
 celebration 
 in 
 Singapore 

Singapore, 
 26 
 March 
 2014 
 – 
 WWF-­Singapore 
 today 
 announced 
 that 
 Singapore 
 has 
 broken 
 its 
 Earth 
 Hour 
 2013 
 record 
 of 
 183 
 organisations 
  ahead 
 of 
 this 
 year’s 
 event, 
 with 
  over 
  350 
 organisations 
 planning 
 to 
 switch 
 off 
 their 
 lights 
 to 
 mark 
 their 
 commitment 
 to 
 save 
 the 
 planet. 
  

Earth 
 Hour 
 takes 
 place 
 from 
 8.30pm 
 for 
 an 
 hour 
 on 
 Saturday, 
 29 
 March. 
 This 
 year 
 will 
 see 
 Singapore 
 become 
 the 
 global 
 flagship 
 event 
 for 
 Earth 
 Hour 
 celebrations 
 around 
 the 
 world, 
 as 
 the 
 country 
 prepares 
 to 
 welcome 
 Spider-­‐Man, 
 Earth 
 Hour’s 
 global 
 Super 
 Hero 
 ambassador 
 and 
 the 
 director, 
 producers, 
 and 
 star 
 cast 
 of 
 the 
 highly 
 anticipated 
 motion 
 picture 
 The 
 Amazing 
 Spider-­‐Man 
 2. 
 Spider-­‐Man 
 will 
 join 
 the 
 film’s 
 stars 
 Andrew 
 Garfield, 
 Emma 
 Stone, 
 and 
 Jamie 
Foxx 
 in 
 helping 
 to 
 switch 
 off 
 the 
 lights 
 across 
 Singapore’s 
 signature 
 Marina 
 Bay 
 skyline. 
  

Over 
 60 
 iconic 
 structures 
 dotting 
 the 
 Marina 
 Bay 
 skyline 
 will 
 join 
 a 
 global 
 community 
 of 
 national 
 monuments 
 around 
 the 
 world 
 in 
 switching 
 off 
 their 
 lights 
 in 
 support 
 of 
 this 
 year’s 
 campaign, 
 which 
 empowers 
 people 
 to 
 “Use 
 Your 
 Power” 
 to 
 save 
 the 
 planet. 
 These 
 structures 
 include 
 the 
 Marina 
 Bay 
 Sands, 
 ArtScience 
 Museum, 
 Merlion 
 Park, 
 Marina 
 Bay 
 Financial 
 Centre, 
 Marina 
 Barrage, 
 Esplanade 
 – 
 Theatres 
 on 
 the 
 Bay, 
 and 
 the 
 three 
 tallest 
 buildings 
 in 
 Singapore 
 – 
 One 
 Raffles 
 Place, 
 Republic 
 Plaza 
 and 
 United 
 Overseas 
 Bank 
 Plaza. 
  

Other 
 global 
 icons 
 taking 
 part 
 in 
 the 
 symbolic 
 switch-­‐off 
 this 
 year 
 include 
 the 
 Golden 
 Gate 
 Bridge 
 in 
 San 
 Francisco, 
 the 
 Petronas 
 Twin 
 Towers 
 in 
 Kuala 
 Lumpur, 
 the 
 Eiffel 
 Tower 
 in 
 Paris, 
 the 
 Burj 
 Khalifa 
 in 
 the 
 UAE, 
 La 
 Cupola 
 di 
 San 
 Pietro 
 at 
 the 
 Vatican, 
 and 
 the 
 Kremlin 
 and 
 Red 
 Square 
 in 
 Russia. 
  

“It’s 
 heartening 
 to 
 see 
 Singapore 
 come 
 together 
 to 
 show 
 that 
 conservation 
 can 
 be 
 possible 
 on 
 a 
 large 
 scale 
 to 
 make 
 a 
 difference, 
 with 
 everyone 
 from 
 individuals 
 to 
 businesses 
 participating 
 in 
 the 
 symbolic 
 lights 
 off 
 ceremony, 
 as 
 well 
 as 
 turning 
 up 
 their 
 air-­‐cons 
 by 
 one 
 degree, 
 switching 
 to 
 LED 
 lights, 
 using 
 less 
 plastic 
 bags 
 and 
 taking 
 shorter 
 showers,” 
 said 
 Ms. 
 Elaine 
 Tan, 
 CEO 
 of 
 WWF-­‐Singapore. 
 “With 
 our 
 collective 
 power, 
 Singapore 
 can 
 help 
 drive 
 adoption 
 of 
 green 
 and 
 sustainable 
 practices 
 while 
 ensuring 
 we 
 remain 
 one 
 of 
 the 
 most 
 liveable 
 and 
 responsible 
 global 
 cities 
 in 
 Asia.” 

Ambassador 
 Burhan 
 Gafoor, 
 Chief 
 Negotiator 
 for 
 Climate 
 Change, 
 Ministry 
 of 
 Foreign 
 Affairs 
 said, 
 “I 
 am 
 happy 
 to 
 know 
 that 
 WWF-­‐Singapore 
 is 
 encouraging 
 the 
 power 
 of 
 the 
 individual, 
 and  
is 
 actively 
 promoting 
 simple 
 lifestyle 
 changes 
 that 
 we 
 can 
 all 
 do 
 to 
 make 
 a 
 difference 
 to 
 combat 
 climate 
 change. 
 Encouraging 
 people 
 and 
 organisations 
 to 
 turn 
 up 
 their 
 air-­‐conditioning 
 by 
 one 
 degree 
 or 
 switching 
 to 
 energy-­‐efficient 
 lighting 
 is 
 also 
 aligned 
 with 
 our 
 efforts 
 to 
 promote 
 energy 
 efficiency 
 and 
 reduce 
 carbon 
 emissions. 
 I 
 hope 
 more 
 Singaporeans 
 will 
 make 
 these 
 lifestyle 
 changes 
 to 
 reduce 
 their 
 carbon 
 footprint 
 not 
 only 
 during 
 Earth 
 Hour 
 but 
 every 
 time 
 that 
 they 
 can.” 
  
  

“As 
 the 
 focal 
 point 
 of 
 Earth 
 Hour 
 celebrations 
 across 
 the 
 world, 
 Singapore 
 can 
 take 
 pride 
 in 
 the 
 fact 
 that 
 it 
 has 
 powered 
 real 
 world 
 outcomes 
 through 
 individual 
 actions 
 and 
 contributing 
 to 
 the 
 Earth 
 Hour 
 Blue 
 crowdfunding 
 platform,” 
 said 
 Andy 
 Ridley, 
 CEO 
 and 
 Co-­‐Founder 
 of 
 Earth 
 Hour. 
 “As 
 the 
 home 
 of 
 Earth 
 Hour, 
 Singapore 
 is 
 at 
 the 
 heart 
 of 
 the 
 rapidly 
 growing 
 digital 
 presence 
 that 
 has 
 helped 
 see 
 Earth 
 Hour 
 spread 
 to 
 154 
 countries 
 and 
 territories 
 and 
 over 
 7,000 
 cities 
 and 
 towns.” 

As 
 part 
 of 
 making 
 Singapore’s 
 Earth 
 Hour 
 the 
 focal 
 point 
 of 
 Earth 
 Hour 
 celebrations 
 around 
 the 
 world, 
 WWF-­‐Singapore 
 also 
 plans 
 to 
 put 
 the 
 need 
 for 
 sustainable 
 energy 
 sources 
 and 
 use 
 into 
 action 
 through 
 a 
 fun 
 activity 
 – 
 Energy 
 Floors. 
 Twice 
 the 
 size 
 of 
 last 
 year’s 
 dance 
 mat 
 at 
 Earth 
 Hour, 
 members 
 of 
 the 
 public 
 are 
 welcome 
 to 
 dance 
 on 
 the 
 colorful 
 Energy 
 Floors, 
 which 
 convert 
 kinetic 
 energy 
 from 
 their 
 footwork 
 into 
 electricity. 
  
  
  
  
  

This 
 year’s 
 Earth 
 Hour 
 celebration 
 in 
 Singapore 
 will 
 be 
 graced 
 by 
 Ambassador 
 Burhan 
 Gafoor, 
 Chief 
 Negotiator 
 for 
 Climate 
 Change, 
 Ministry 
 of 
 Foreign 
 Affairs 
 and 
 the 
 event 
 will 
 coincide 
 with 
 the 
 culmination 
 of 
 Urban 
 Redevelopment 
 Authority’s 
 (URA) 
 i 
 Light 
 Marina 
 Bay 
 2014, 
 making 
this 
 year’s 
 Earth 
 Hour 
 celebration 
 in 
 Singapore 
 a 
 remarkable 
 visual 
 treat. 

Local 
 acts 
 lending 
 their 
 support 
 to 
 Earth 
 Hour 
 Singapore 
 as 
 part 
 of 
 this 
 year’s 
 celebrations 
 include 
 world-­‐class 
 dance 
 and 
 percussion 
 performances 
 by 
 the 
 LuMen 
 Dancers, 
 Superfly 
 Monkey 
 Dragons 
 Parkour 
 group 
 and 
 the 
 Invincible 
 Diamonds 
 Cheerleaders. 
 Homegrown 
 bands 
 participating 
 include 
 Rose 
 Kasmani 
 and 
 Masia 
 One 
 + 
 Inverse 
 Proportions. 
 Admission 
 to 
 the 
 event, 
 which 
 starts 
 from 
 5.00pm, 
 is 
 free. 
  

Earth 
 Hour 
 2014 
 in 
 Singapore 
 has 
 been 
 made 
 possible 
 with 
 the 
 support 
 of 
 URA 
 -­‐ 
 the 
 Official 
Venue 
 Partner 
 for 
 The 
 Float@Marina 
 Bay, 
 National 
 Environment 
 Agency 
 (NEA), 
 National 
Climate 
 Change 
 Secretariat 
 (NCCS) 
 and 
 Marina 
 Bay 
 Sands, 
 the 
 Associate 
 Partner 
 for 
 Earth Hour 2014. 
  
  

The 
 Major 
 Sponsor 
 for 
 this 
 year’s 
 Earth 
 Hour 
 campaign 
 in 
 Singapore 
 is 
 Singapore 
 Post, 
 while 
IKEA 
 and 
 NTUC 
 FairPrice 
 are 
 the 
 Sponsors. 
 The 
 Official 
 Radio 
 Stations 
 are 
 Hot 
 FM91.3, 
 Kiss 
92FM 
 and 
 UFM 
 100.3. 
 Media 
 partners 
 are 
 Clear 
 Channel, 
 StarHub, 
 SMRT 
 and 
 SMRT 
 Media. 
Other 
 partners 
 include 
 Energy 
 Floors, 
 Kevin 
 Ou 
 Photography, Leica, 
 The 
 Singapore 
 Scouts 
Association, 
 The 
 Hoffman Agency,  VeganBurg 
 and 
 Yahoo! 
 Singapore, 
 the 
 Official Online 
 Partner 
 for 
 Earth 
 Hour 
 2014. 

To 
 pledge 
 your 
 commitment 
 to 
 turning 
 the 
 air-­‐conditioning 
 up 
 by 
 one 
 degree, 
 switching 
 to 
 LED 
 lighting, 
 using 
 fewer 
 plastic 
 bags 
 and 
 taking 
 shorter 
 showers, 
 please 
 visit 
 http://earthhour.wwf.sg. 
  

For 
 a 
 full 
 list 
 of 
 participating 
 organisations 
 for 
 Earth 
 Hour 
 2014, 
 please 
 visit: 

http://earthhour.wwf.sg/2014/participating-organisations/ 



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