Earth Hour is a worldwide event organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). It is held annually towards the end of March to encourage households and businesses to switch off their non-essential lights for an hour in hopes of mobilizing people to take action on climate change. The event first took place in 2007 in Sydney Australia and now it has inspired millions of people in 7,001 cities and towns across 152 countries and territories. This year, Earth Hour will take place on Saturday, March 23, 2013, from 8:30p.m to 9:30p.m, local time.

At The Vista, our first residential project in Ho Chi Minh City, we will turn off the façade and non-essential lights of our property.

Mr Yip Hoong Mun, Deputy CEO of CapitaLand Vietnam, said: “Reducing energy, water and resource consumption, recycling and reusing of materials are crucial components of the CapitaLand Environment Management System. With key performance indicators built into it, the System is integral to our company’s business. We believe that no effort is too simple or too small to contribute towards the environment.”