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Jones Lang LaSalle switches off in support of Earth Hour 2009

To emphasise the importance of energy conservation Jones Lang LaSalle is once again encouraging its offices and staff around the world to join this year’s Earth Hour campaign, which aims to raise global awareness and commitment to action on climate change by turning all lights off for one hour at 8.30pm on Saturday 28th March. Jones Lang LaSalle offices in more than 75 cities worldwide have pledged to switch their lights out including all UK based offices.

Andy Mottram, Head of the English Business at Jones Lang LaSalle, said: “We are proud to pledge our support for Earth Hour again this year. Our participation in this campaign reinforces our internal sustainability programme, A Cleaner Tomorrow (ACT), which aims to educate our employees on sustainability and encourages and supports them in adopting greener ways of working. Earth Hour is a good platform to engage countries, organisations and individuals in a collective effort to build an energy-balanced future.”

Earth Hour is an initiative of the World Wide Fund for Nature which began in 2007 and has gained a substantial global following.  This year, nearly 1,200 cities and towns across 80 countries have agreed to participate, with new ones joining the campaign every day.

Sarah Ratcliffe, Lead Director of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Sustainability Services team, commented: “It’s vital that we act now to address climate change. Our teams are partnering with clients to ensure that sustainability is at the top of their agenda, enabling them to respond to the changing world in which we live. This is matched by our own internal ACT commitments and to Earth Hour. By working together, we can all play a part in tackling climate change.”