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Caribbean’s Only Certified Carbon-neutral Hotel Switching Off for “The Hour that Can Change the World”

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, Aruba is powering down as Aruba’s leading advocate for this year’s Earth Hour. Being held March 23, 2024, the resort is joining the global community from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. that day by turning off lights and turning up attention on the critical need for working together in combating climate change. Guests at the Caribbean’s first and only certified carbon-neutral hotel will also have the opportunity to observe what is being called “The Hour that Can Change the World” through a variety of dedicated Earth Hour resort experiences.

Largest participation expected in movement’s history

Earth Hour began in 2007, and is known for the “lights off” moment – a symbolic event to show collective support for the planet. This annual event is a reminder to the global community that every hour counts. Supporters span across more than 190 countries and territories, joining together in unity for everyone’s one shared home. The Earth Hour organization shares that this is the first generation to have the solutions needed to reverse nature loss and limit climate change and is also the last one who can act before it’s too late.

Resort’s Earth Hour events

Bucuti & Tara is leading the way in Aruba with Earth Hour 2024 plans. Guests are invited to observe Earth Hour at the resort through this year’s selection of experiences:

  • Stargazing Experience. Guests are invited to settle along Bucuti & Tara’s wide stretch of Eagle Beach, a front row seat to the galaxy, to stargaze through powerful telescopes staffed by members of the Space and Nature Aruba Foundation. Endorsed by UNESCO and the International Astronomical Union (IAU), the nonprofit will help couples discover Mother Nature’s light show, which is forecasted to be vivid the evening of Earth Hour on March 23, 2024. (The evening’s forecast images are located in the Dropbox folder below in the Images section.)
  • Mindful Dinner. Executive Chef Alexander Powell and his culinary team are creating a sensory culinary experience that honors the planet. They’ll prepare using the least energy and gas possible. The menu will consist of fresh, chilled or room temperature ingredients with some items cooked on a grill. As many sustainable ingredients as possible will be locally sourced. This special dinner is available for reservations only at oceanfront Elements Restaurant.
  • Grounding Meditation. This special grounding mindfulness meditation session will be led by Aruba’s revered meditation and yoga instructor, Her own philosophy, “we are Enlightened beings by nature,” will come to fruition for guests experiencing this special Earth Hour meditation where this mindfulness practice will be centered around the Earth.
  • Movie Night Under the Stars. Couples can nestle in on padded sun loungers at the resort’s outdoor movie venue where they can watch the planet-inspired movie, Kiss the Ground, being shown by a solar-powered projector.

“Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort welcomes participating in Earth Hour each year and we encourage our island community to join us in representing Aruba in this worldwide initiative,” shares Owner/CEO Ewald Biemans. “It costs nothing to join in this global movement that can help from costing us everything.”

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