SUPPORT THE PLANET WITH AYALA MALLS
Ayala Malls furthers sustainability initiatives and observes WWF Philippines’ Earth Hour 2022
Cementing its commitment towards sustainability, Ayala Malls mobilizes multiple ways to uplift society starting with its internal business practices and extending to collaborations with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines.
Carbon neutrality has long been the goal of Ayala Malls. For many years, its policies and practices have promoted energy efficiency. Likewise, the WWF continues its annual Earth Hour celebration by hosting its lights-off program and a new virtual run. Alongside Ayala Malls as one of its key players, the organization aims to raise awareness about biodiversity loss and climate change.
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions with Ayala Malls
Ayala Malls is able to significantly reduce and offset its emissions through multiple initiatives, including those that involve the participation of customers.
Falling under Ayala Malls’ ongoing recycling and recovery program, the mall invites mallgoers to take part in its goal to reduce wastes sent to landfills by responsibly disposing plastics, paper, and reusable clothes in designated bins.
Additionally, patrons can take advantage of the newly installed sustainable transport system in Ayala Malls The 30th, Ayala Malls Circuit, and Ayala Malls Manila Bay. Featuring 30-seater mini-buses that are fully electric, mallgoers can travel from one end to another while promoting conservation of energy and protection of the environment. The project currently operates with AC Industrials’ Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. (IMI), Global Electric Transportation (GET Philippines), and GREENSTRuM. More stations are set to launch at Ayala Malls located in and outside Metro Manila.
Among many other causes, the lifestyle mall also stands for the rejuvenation and regeneration of local forests through Change for the Environment donation drives, active forest planting, and various volunteer activities. Ayala Malls also supports Ayala Land’s Carbon Forest Voluntours, a program that sends volunteers to take care of the forest over a specified period.
Moving forward, Ayala Malls aims to initiate more nature conservation and preservation programs, and increased investments in low emissions and green technologies, to ultimately achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in the shortest possible time.
Shut the lights with Ayala Malls during Earth Hour weekend
It’s that time of the year again! Patrons are invited to participate in WWF’s Earth Hour lights-off event across all Ayala Malls. The globally celebrated tradition shows support for the planet by raising awareness about biodiversity loss and climate change. As a key player in the humanitarian event, Ayala Malls will be turning off its lights between 7-8 p.m. on March 26. This event sees over 750 engaged merchants and total avoidance of at least 6,788kWh and 4,808 CO2e across all malls.
This initiative is not the first time Ayala Malls is taking a stand to support the environment. In 2018, the malls also partnered with WWF to promote the #AyokoNgPlastik movement, which aimed to bring awareness against single-use plastics and products with excessive plastic packaging. This 2022, Ayala Malls is offering its facilities to WWF once again not only to promote the light-off program but also to host the organization’s first-ever Earth Hour virtual run in the Philippines.
Sign up with Ayala Malls and get P95-off on “Shape Our Future” Virtual Run
Dare to make a mark by joining this year’s Earth Hour activity of Ayala Malls in partnership with WWF. The country’s first-ever Earth Hour virtual run entitled “Shape Our Future” will be held from March 26 to April 22, 2022, at Ayala Malls nationwide. It’s open to all professionals, aspiring runners, and even pets worldwide. Runners can choose their challenge: 10K, 20K, 40K, or 60K (cumulative distance).
Registration is ongoing until April 9. Registration options include Solo at P495 inclusive of a medal and finisher’s e-certificate; Solo at P895 inclusive of a medal, finisher’s e-certificate, and a finisher’s shirt; and Solo with Furbaby at P1,145 inclusive of a medal, finisher’s e-certificate, a finisher’s shirt, and a furbaby bandana. The first 500 runners to sign-up via Ayala Malls will enjoy P95 off their registration fee.
The fun doesn’t stop there. Ayala Malls have prepared a lineup of activities in support of the “Shape our Future” event and International Women’s month. This March, Ayala Malls urge women to be active through participating in activities for the body and encourages everyone to stay fit and healthy.
Ayala Malls Manila Bay will offer Wonder Girls Runners Path and Womens HIIT and Yoga Session. For those looking to join CrossFit, Yoga, Dance Workout sessions, Ayala Malls Harbor Point is the place to go. Meanwhile, Ayala Center Cebu will feature Wonder Girls Dance Class in partnership with Knapsack Dance Studio. This class includes Dance Hall Class, Choreo and Sexy Class, K-Pop Class, and Commercial Dance Class for those interested. More activities incorporated with running will be launched in Solenad with its WERQ Dance Fitness and Pound Class on March 26 and 27, Alabang Town Center’s Zumba Party on March 26, and lastly, Market! Market! ‘s Jump Rope PH on March 20 and 27.
Join Ayala Malls and become a catalyst for positive environmental impact by joining the Earth Hour “Shape Our Future” virtual run. Register today at https://bit.ly/AyalaMallsReg_WWFRun or scan the QR code.
For more information on mall events, initiatives, and safety measures, visit Ayala Malls at www.ayalamalls.com, or through social media at www.facebook.com/AyalaMalls360/ and follow @iloveayalamalls on Instagram.
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