Toshiba joined "Earth Hour 2013" in many countries
[28 March, 2013]
Toshiba joined "Earth Hour 2013" on March 23, switching off neon signs and billboards in major cities around the world including the landmark billboard in New York's Times Square. Also, numbers of production sites turned off their lights to cooperate in energy savings.
Activities in production sites
Signboard at headquarter office of Toshiba Lighting & Technology Coporation (Yokosuka) was switched off
Signboard at Yokohama Complex was switched off
Signboard at Narita logistics center of Toshiba Logistics Corporation was switched off
Signboard at Ome Complex was switched off
Signboard at Fuchu Complex was switched off
Signboard at Saku Operations was swithced off
Signboard at Komukai Complex was switched off
Signboard at Mie Operations was switched off
Signboard at NuFlare Technology, Inc. was switched off
Signboard at Iwate Electronics Co., Ltd. was switched off
Street lights at Toshiba Semiconductor (Thailand) Co., Ltd. were switched off
Lights inside buildings at Toshiba Industrial Products Asia Co., Ltd. were swithched off (Vietnam)
Office lights at Dalian Toshiba Television Co., Ltd. were switched off (China)
Signboard at Toshiba Information Equipment (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd. was switched off (China)
Signboard at Toshiba Television Central Europe Sp. zo. o. was switched off (Poland)
Lights inside the building of Toshiba Elevator (China) Co., Ltd. were switched off
Signboard at Toshiba Elevator (Shenyang) Co., Ltd. was switched off
Lights around the building of Toshiba Information Equipment (Philippines), Inc. were switched off
Lights around the building of Toshiba Transmission & Distribution Systems Asia SDN BHD were switched off (Malaysia)
Neon signs and billboards in the following cities were switched off.
- Sendai, Yokohama, Osaka (all day light-down on March 23)
- New York ("Toshiba Vision Times Square")
- Paris, London
- Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Chongquing
- Bangkok, Jakarta, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Manila
- Dubai, Jeddah
"Earth Hour" was launched in Australia in 2007 by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the Sydney Morning Herald. It seeks to raise awareness of climate change by encouraging people to turn off unnecessary lighting at the same time and date. In 2008, it went global.
This year, the event was held from 8:30 to 9:30p.m on March 23, and more than 7,000 cities participated from more than 150 countries and regions. A shadow moved across the globe as people all over the world turned off non-essential lights to cut consumption of electricity.
Toshiba Corporation in Japan started to participate in Earth Hour in 2010, and since then, it continues to participate in the event every year.
- Related Links
- Earth Hour official web site