Honoring Earth Hour in Kaanapali

The Ka’anapali Beach Hotel joined the worldwide Earth Hour event Saturday, closing the Tiki Terrace Restaurant a half-hour early and dimming or turning off lights and televisions between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. The resort also held a star-gazing event, Kilo Hoku, which was attended by more than 70 guests. Shown is alakai (instructor) Maleko Lorenzo, crew member of Hokule’a and Hikianalia and member of the Polynesian Voyaging Society. Earth Day, observed on April 22, has grown into an international event involving 180 countries and territories. Earth Hour encourages businesses and communities to look beyond the hour to seek ways to operate more efficiently, waste less, and reduce their ecological footprints.

Ka’anapali Beach Hotel photo

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