SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. March 20, 2012 - The World Wildlife Fund is daring the world to save the planet and Wuksachi Lodge is up for the challenge. Nestled amid giant Sequoias, the mountain gem will dim its lights on March 31 in participation of Earth Hour 2012, the world’s largest single campaign for energy conservation.
An evening of education, candlelight dining, and carbon foot printing await guests at the Sequoia National Park retreat as it participates in a global stand against climate change
Millions of people, businesses and governments around the world unite each year to support Earth Hour. In 2011 alone, more than 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries switched off their lights for Earth Hour.
This year, Wuksachi Lodge will do its part by presenting a free, lively orientation for visitors to discover more about the environmental event and its global impact from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM, followed by dimming its lights from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM. During this time visitors may also dine by candlelight in the Wuksachi Lodge Dining Room where Executive Chef Steven Sterritt serves sustainable fare inspired by the surrounding San Joaquin Valley. Guests staying the night are encouraged to join the fun or support Earth Hour in their rooms by dimming or turning off their lights.
Visitors will also be able to measure their carbon footprint via “Do Your Part! for Climate Friendly Parks,” an interactive program that provides people with tools for understanding how to help protect national parks from global warming.
Beyond Earth Hour, Wuksachi Lodge adheres to standards set forth by GreenPath®, an environmental management system established by the property’s management company, Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts. Wuksachi Lodge is proud to have received the Star of the Industry Award in Good Earthkeeping from the California Hotel & Lodging Association in recognition of its efforts.
Advance reservations for the Earth Hour candlelight dinner can be made by calling the Front Desk at 559-565-4070 ext. 0. For more information or to book an overnight stay, call 866-449-4902 or visit http://VisitSequoia.com. For more information on Earth Hour, visit www.earthhour.org.