Earth Song and Eco Support for Earth Hour: Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai Partners with Hoi An Eco City Project and Plans Harmonic Candlelit Tribute

March 21, 2019,
Hoi An, Vietnam

With thousands of businesses around the world planning to turn off lights and non-essential appliances during Earth Hour on March 30, 2019, Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam is pledging a further commitment by donating proceeds from a special Earth Hour menu to Hoi An Eco City Project – a local environmental organisation striving to build a zero waste community.  

In addition, on March 30, The Heart of the Earth Spa will come harmonically to life with an extraordinary Goodnight Kiss To The Earth performance to which all Resort guests are invited: a 6:00 pm candle-lit "orchestra" of nine therapists playing 32 crystal singing bowls tuned to the 432 Hz – the "heartbeat" of nature – to send healing vibrations out from the Spa to the surrounding area.  

Now in its eleventh year, Earth Hour – a global grassroots movement organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature – is widely acknowledged in Vietnam with all 64 of the country’s provinces and cities pledging their support for 2019. 

Beyond the symbolic switching off of lights, the occasion also exists as an important reminder of the energy-saving and environment-championing actions that individuals and businesses need to engage in, day to day, to effect wide-reaching change.

Commenting on The Nam Hai Earth Hour initiatives, General Manager Anthony Gill, said: “As the only Forbes Five Star property in Vietnam, we have a responsibility to lead in conscious conservation and sustainable initiatives and to engage the community to change the industry's mindset. Our Earth Hour Menu in aid of Hoi An City Project will help support other Earth Hour events in Hoi An, and so the community consciousness grows.”

Available in Cafe Nam Hai from March 18 to 30, the Earth Hour Menu will feature a special selection of dishes that celebrate local, seasonal produce alongside an assortment of organic wines and an exclusive Earth Hour Cocktail. All ingredients are sourced either from The Nam Hai’s onsite herb and vegetable farm or from Healthy Farm, a local online farmers’ market that supports responsible small-scale agriculture. In addition, all dishes will be prepared without the use of gas or non-organic fuels.

With fifty percent of all proceeds being donated to support the Earth Hour activities of Hoi An City Project, guests can look forward to the guilt-free enjoyment of delights such as as:

  • Charcoal roasted local pumpkin with caramelised goat’s cheese, macadamia, and micro herbss (the pumpkin and herbs are grown onsite with everything else locally sourced)
  • Rice husk grilled snow fish served on morning glory and heirloom tomato salad (featuring locally caught fish and vegetables grown on site)
  • Pineapple Mojito made from locally grown pineapple, Belami Rhum (an unfiltered Vietnamese rum) and onsite-grown mint

Commenting on the partnership, Megumi Kawada from Hoi An City Project said: “The Nam Hai has long championed local causes and we are delighted to be working with them to help drive awareness of sustainability in and around Hoi An. Proceeds from this collaboration will help residents and businesses start the dialogue and work together with the goal of producing zero waste. More than anything, however, it’s about coming together to do what we can to support our planet and local communities.”