UAE students receive Di Caprio certificates
Dubai, February 10, 2013
Three Dubai-based school students recently received a certificate signed by Hollywood actor Leonard Di Caprio, recognising them for their efforts to help protect the environment.
Members of the non-profit youth organisation Green Hope UAE, Kehkashan Basu, Komal Muthyalu and Dishika Negandhi were presented the certificate on behalf of Fisker Automotive by Colin Cordery, the managing director of Trading Enterprises, exclusive distributors of Fisker in the region.
The certificate signed by Leonardo Di Caprio – who is brand ambassador for Fisker Automotive, Henrik Fisker, co-founder and executive chairman at Fisker Automotive and Barny Koehler, co-founder and CEO of Europe and Middle East recognises their efforts in spreading awareness about the environment and their role in helping launch the Fisker brand in the region.
“We are extremely pleased to present the certificate on behalf of Fisker Automotive to members of Green Hope UAE,” Cordery said. “This recognition from none other than a famous celebrity and environmentalist is a true testament to their efforts to spread the green message among the youth in the country.”
“I founded Green Hope UAE on my return from Rio+20 to carry forward the Rio legacy of sustainability amongst children and youth of the region. In this regard, we are delighted to be associated with Trading Enterprises Fisker and thank them for recognising our efforts,” said Kehkashan Basu, founder of Green Hope UAE. “There is an urgent need to move to sustainable transport using alternative energy sources since it does not add to the carbon footprint and Fisker is pioneering this movement globally,” she added.
In October 2012, Trading Enterprises launched the Fisker Karma – the world’s first environmentally-responsible luxury car. The Al-Futtaim Group company is the distributor of Fisker vehicles exclusively in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Egypt and the Levant. The region’s first Fisker showroom which is located at Dubai Festival City’s automotive park opened earlier this month. – TradArabia News Service
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