O1 Properties turns off lighting in support of Earth Hour 2016 

15 March 2016. The investment company O1 Properties, one of the largest owners of Class A office buildings in Moscow is once again inviting its tenants to take part in the ‘Earth Hour’ initiative. On 19 March, the exterior lighting of eight of the company’s office centres (White Square, Ducat Place III, Vivaldi Plaza, LeFORT, Bolshevik, Krugozor, Silver City and Lighthouse) will be turned off for one hour. The switch off starts at 8:30 pm by Moscow time. 

Alexander Ostrovsky, the CEO of O1 Properties said: “Our corporate policy includes minimising environmental impacts in our office buildings. By participating in this event, O1 Properties is aiming to draw the attention of its tenants and employees to environmental issues, and to help them to take the steps towards changing our surroundings for the better.” 

‘Earth Hour’ is an initiative of the World Wildlife Fund, and encourages people to turn off lighting and other non-vital electrical appliances. This particular event is aimed at drawing attention to climate change and to its harmful impact on the environment. Every year ‘Earth Hour’ is supported by governments and municipal institutions, companies and individuals all over the world, with lights also being switched off on historic and architectural monuments. Around 2 billion people from 172 countries participated in this event in 2015. In Russia, ‘Earth Hour 2015’ was supported by nearly 20 million people, from many different cities.

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