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Jones Lang LaSalle to switch off the lights across Asia Pacific

Real estate servicing giant has participated in Earth Hour for the past seven years

Office buildings managed by Jones Lang LaSalle and LaSalle Investment Management across Asia Pacific will go dark for an hour Saturday evening in observance of Earth Hour, the annual campaign led by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to encourage commitment to action on climate change. 

At 8:30 p.m. local time, Jones Lang LaSalle and LaSalle Investment Management offices across the region will join with thousands of other buildings in turning off non-emergency lighting for an hour, effectively darkening skylines in observance of energy conservation efforts around the world.  The firm’s employees are also being encouraged to support the cause by switching off lights in their respective homes.

"Jones Lang LaSalle is committed to environmental stewardship and Earth Hour is a global initiative that unites our professionals, our clients and the cities where we operate,” said Albert Ovidi, Chief Operating Officer of Jones Lang LaSalle Asia Pacific.  “The event is part of a companywide CSR campaign where we have pledged to make our firm and our clients more energy efficient.”

In addition to endorsing the campaign through its offices, Jones Lang LaSalle is partnering with clients in hundreds of cities and towns around the Asia Pacific region to help them show their support.  Jones Lang LaSalle manages 1.1 billion square feet of commercial property owned by corporations and investors in the region.

About Earth Hour
Hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world unite each year to support Earth Hour, the largest environmental event in history. Families, businesses, governments and communities are invited to turn out their lights for one hour on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 8:30 PM local time to show their support for environmentally sustainable action. The event began in Sydney in 2007, when 2 million people switched off their lights.

About WWF
WWF is one of the world's largest and most experienced independent conservation organizations, with over 5 million supporters and a global Network active in more than 100 countries. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world's biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.