Popular Holds Earth Hour in Mainland U.S., Puerto Rico and USVI
For the ninth consecutive year, Popular Inc. celebrated “Earth Hour” last Saturday as part of the corporation’s commitment with the environment and the community.
The annual initiative seeks to raise awareness on the excessive use of electricity and its implications on climate change.
Between 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm on March 19, all the main buildings and facilities of Banco Popular and Popular Community Bank in Puerto Rico, the mainland U.S. and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) turned off their lights in support of the initiative.
“At Popular, we are committed with the well-being of our environment and our communities. For us, as a business, it’s a privilege to be part of this initiative in which 172 countries participate to take action against the greatest environmental threat we face today, climate change,” Eduardo Negrón, executive vice president of Popular Inc. management group, said. “Our actions and what we do each day at the office and in our homes impact the environment in some way.”
In Puerto Rico, the buildings of Popular Center, El Señorial, Popular Street, Cupey Center, Altamira, Old San Juan and Banco Popular Foundation went dark for an hour as part of the event.
Through its eco-friendly bank branches throughout the island, green buildings and recycling programs, Popular continues to implement efforts and initiatives that promote a better environment, Negrón added.