Inspiring Environmental Awareness and Appreciation – VivoCity, ARC and HarbourFront Centre Celebrate Earth Day
18 APRIL 2013, SINGAPORE – In celebration of Earth Day 2013, VivoCity, Alexandra Retail Centre (ARC) and HarbourFront Centre will usher in a series of initiatives to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Following up on activities held during Earth Day in 2012, the campaign will be extended this year – to raise even greater awareness amongst shoppers to do their part for sustainable living, in commemoration of the occasion observed internationally in over 192 countries yearly.
Creative Mall, Centre and Tenant Initiatives
On Earth Day, 22 April, VivoCity and ARC will conserve energy without compromising the comfort or shopping experience of visitors by increasing the air-conditioning by one degree, while HarbourFront Centre will do the same by half to one degree. In addition, VivoCity will also turn off the water feature at The Plaza for a day.
Tenants from across VivoCity, ARC and HarbourFront Centre will also demonstrate their support for Earth Day. For example, nearly 30 tenants in VivoCity alone have pledged to reduce or dim the lighting in their outlets. Costa Coffee and The Soup Spoon will be going one step further, by providing unique candlelit dining experiences for their diners
Save the Earth As You Shop!
Shoppers will get a free environmentally-friendly shopping bag, with a minimum spend of $50 in three cumulative receipts on the same day. Valid throughout the campaign period of 20 April 2013 to 28 April 2013, redemption can be made at the Customer Service counters in VivoCity, ARC and HarbourFront Centre, on a first-come-first serve basis.
Roving “Earth Day” Performers
On 20 April 2013, the “Flower Galore Girls” will be carrying creative placards spreading the Earth Day message by encouraging shoppers to recycle – with roving sessions at both VivoCity and HarbourFront Centre starting at 4.00pm and 7.00pm.
Recycling Initiatives with the National Environmental Agency
In addition, the National Environmental Agency (NEA) will also be putting up an exhibition in ARC and HarbourFront Centre to highlight the importance of recycling and energy conservation. Complemented by education panels, games and educational videos, the exhibition will be held at ARC from 22 April to 25 April and HarbourFront Centre from 26 April to 28 April respectively.
With over 1 million square feet of lettable floor space attracting a diverse mix of over 300 retailers, large event spaces, including an outdoor amphitheatre, a 20,000sf open plaza and a 300metre-long waterfront Promenade, VivoCity is Singapore's largest and most diverse retail and lifestyle destination. Designed by world-renowned architect Toyo Ito, VivoCity is the centre-piece of Singapore's newest lifestyle hub at the HarbourFront, which also includes Sentosa and Resorts World Sentosa, Mt Faber, the Singapore Cruise Centre and St James Power Station. VivoCity is a Mapletree Commercial Trust property.
About Mapletree Commercial Trust
Mapletree Commercial Trust (MCT) is a Singapore-focused REIT that invests on a long-term basis, directly or indirectly, in a diversified portfolio of income-producing real estate used primarily for office and/or retail purposes, whether wholly or partially, in Singapore, as well as real estate related assets.
MCT is managed by Mapletree Commercial Trust Management Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd. The key financial objectives of the Manager are to provide Unitholders of MCT with an attractive rate of return on their investment through regular and stable distributions and to achieve long-term growth in Distribution Per Unit and net asset value per Unit, while maintaining an appropriate capital structure for MCT.