RBC BANK TO PARTICIPATE IN WORLDWIDE EARTH HOUR MARCH 28
10 RBC Bank Buildings Cut the Lights as Kick-off to Earth Month
RBC Bank announced today it will join thousands of organizations around the world to support Earth Hour on Saturday, March 28, 2009, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. local time. Earth Hour is a global lights-out initiative coordinated by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to encourage people and organizations to be part of the solution against climate change.
“Participating in Earth Hour is just one of the many ways for us to demonstrate our commitment to combating climate change and to show our support for the World Wildlife Fund,” said Molly Sapienza, senior manager, community marketing for RBC Bank. “We are encouraging our clients, employees and communities to participate in Earth Hour and to raise awareness of the importance of reducing the environmental footprint we each leave behind.”
RBC Bank joins its parent company, RBC, as RBC employees around the world observe Earth Hour. Ten RBC Bank buildings throughout the Southeast will participate by turning off all non-essential lighting for the full hour.
If you would like to register your individual support, visit Earth Hour's registration page: http://www.earthhour.org/about/.WHEN:
Saturday, March 28, 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. Local TimeWHERE:
Regional Headquarters buildings in Raleigh, N.C. (RBC Plaza, Highwoods and Glenwood); Atlanta, Ga; Rocky Mount, N.C.; Birmingham, Ala.; Huntsville, Ala.; Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Orlando, Fl.; and Norfolk, Va.INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:
Molly Sapienza, senior manager, community marketing, RBC BankBACKGROUND:
RBC has received many awards and recognition for its commitment to environmental sustainability. In 2009, RBC was named one of the world's top 100 sustainable companies. RBC is also listed on the 2008-2009 Dow Jones Sustainability Index, recognizing the world's financial, social and environmental corporate leaders, as well as the Jantzi Social Index and the FTSE4Good Index. RBC was among 67 companies named to the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index 2008, a prestigious honor roll of world leaders at understanding and managing the financial risks and opportunities resulting from climate change. In 2007, RBC released the RBC Environmental Blueprint, the company's approach to lending responsibly, reducing the intensity of its environmental footprint, and developing environmental products and services.
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