Landmark building lights up in Bogota to herald Christmas season with power-saving pattern

The Colpatria Tower, the second tallest building in Bogota, was lit up on the night of December 7 to usher in the Christmas season, but with an environmentally-friendly theme of “All Against Waste.”
(Soundbite) Mario Alejandro Nieto, PR Director of Colpatria Tower
“Every night we keep the light on for two hours only. Thus we seek to sow the awareness in people of saving energy to counter the result of El Nino.”
On the grass around the tower built in 1978, children echoed the meaning of the rally by lighting color candles to celebrate the upcoming festival, despite the biting winter cold.
(Soundbite) Mario Alejandro Nieto, PR Director of Colpatria Tower
“(For the tower) we have arranged many activities year round on behalf of social causes. It has become a very lively building for the benefits of the people in town and even for the country.”
With the Colpatria Tower as the campaign’s first platform, the Colombian Ministry of Mines and Energy initiated the campaign “All Against Waste” in December to inspire public action of energy conservation.

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