In our ongoing Threesday feature, Shanghaiist takes the time to count out three of….well, whatever catches our fancy that week. Here we present three ways you can make the night time the right time… to help the environment
When the lights go off in Shanghai this Saturday don’t panic, it’s for a worthy cause: good ol’ mother Earth. On April 27th from 8:30 to 9:30pm, Shanghai will again be taking part in Earth Hour an event sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and designed to promote awareness about energy consumption. And while you can still RSVP to attend the candlelit dinner sponsored by BEAN at Pomodoro Bistrot, in case that’s already filled up by the time you read this, here are three more ways you can help fight pollution this Saturday.
1. Do what Shanghai residents do best: indulge. Chuan Spa at 740 Hankou Lu (near Yunnan Lu) will be offering a special Fire and Ice Treatment this Saturday, with a portion of the proceeds going to the WWF. For price and reservation info, visit the Chuan Spa website.
2. Get out to the country and commune with nature. For all you rugged outdoorsy-types, Naked Retreats of Shanghai is planning a cocktail and campfire retreat in Moganshan. The event is part of Naked’s Eco-Action Weekend co-sponsored by Roots & Shoots. Click here for more details.
3. Finally, listen to the Chinese government (for a change). According to Shanghai city officials landmarks like Xintiandi, Nanjing Lu and the Jin Mao Tower will all be turning off the power at 8:30pm and individuals are advised to do the same. Whether the enthusiasm has anything to do with the backlash over last year’s lukewarm response is uncertain, however we’ll be sure to break out the candles and turn off the lights.