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JLL to Turn out Lights for Earth Hour 2015 on 28 March

​Hong Kong, 29 March 2015 – JLL’s global office network spanning 75 countries around the world will shut off its lights for one full hour on Saturday, 28 March 2015 as the company takes part in Earth Hour for the ninth consecutive year.

Earth Hour, established by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in 2007, is an annual campaign to encourage commitment to action on climate change, with monuments and landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the Empire State Building going dark for one hour. JLL has taken part in Earth Hour since its inception, demonstrating its commitment to environmental issues and sustainability.

At 8.30pm, local time, JLL’s offices in more than 230 cities around the world and over 350 buildings in Hong Kong managed by JLL Hong Kong Property Management Department will join with many thousands of other public and private buildings in backing the Earth Hour message. In addition to endorsing the campaign through its own offices, JLL encourages clients in towns and cities across the globe to show their support for the campaign. 

Meanwhile, thousands of the firm's employees are preparing to join the campaign in their own homes.

For Earth Hour 2015, the WWF released the official campaign video set to the song ‘Pompeii’ by British rock band Bastille in January this year. The two-minute video - featuring world leaders such as US President Barack Obama and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, as well as celebrities such as Emma Thompson, Li Bingbing and Mark Ruffalo - demonstrates how Earth Hour is empowering individuals and organizations around the world to take action
on climate change.

William Lai, Head of Property Management, Hong Kong at JLL, said, “JLL is deeply committed to doing its part to raise awareness on climate change, a most severe environmental challenge that we all face. We are pleased to take this opportunity to help send a powerful message with like-minded individuals, businesses, and communities across the globe. As a leader in the real estate industry, JLL aims to be at the forefront of combating climate change, and Earth Hour is a modest step in this fight, and helps to highlight and further empower our Energy & Sustainability
Services teams, which reduce and optimize energy consumption at our buildings and provide other eco-friendly
solutions to our clients.”

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