Jones Lang LaSalle |to observe earth hour
At 8.30pm local time, Jones Lang LaSalle and LaSalle Investment Management offices across the region will join with thousands of other buildings in turning off non-emergency lighting for an hour, effectively darkening the skylines in observance of energy conservation efforts around the world.
The firm's employees are also being encouraged to support the cause by switching off lights at homes.
"Jones Lang LaSalle is committed to environmental stewardship and Earth Hour is a global initiative that unites our professionals, our clients and the cities where we operate," said Albert Ovidi, chief operating officer of Jones Lang LaSalle Asia Pacific.
"The event is part of a company-wide CSR campaign where we have pledged to make our firm and our clients more energy efficient."
In addition to endorsing the campaign through its offices, Jones Lang LaSalle is partnering with clients in hundreds of cities and towns around the Asia Pacific region to show their support. Jones Lang LaSalle manages 1.1 billion square feet of commercial property owned by corporations and investors in the region.
Hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world unite each year to support Earth Hour, the largest environmental event in history. Families, businesses, governments and communities are invited to turn off the lights in a show of support for environmentally sustainable actions.
The event began in Sydney in 2007, when 2 million people switched off their lights.