Change Initiative marks Earth Day
Dubai, April 24, 2013
The Change Initiative, the UAE’s first facility dedicated to sustainable home and workplace solutions, recently hosted a series of activities around Dubai, to mark Earth Day, a few days before its one year anniversary.
The primary objective for conducting these activities was to spread the message of sustainability to the youth. The core focus of The Change Initiative has always been to encourage people to explore sustainability in their everyday lives, a statement from an official said.
Its education team delivered ‘Keeping Cool’ workshops to 89 students of The Regent International School in Children’s City.
The interactive workshop focused on how sustainability is defined, explaining greenhouse gas effects, and showcasing how to reduce carbon emissions.
To round off the workshop, the students were introduced to 10 innovative ways that The Change Initiative uses to save energy at their flagship marketplace, which can easily be replicated in their homes, the statement said.
Furthermore, it taught young children, aged three to five years, at the Kensington Nursery about the importance of water conservation in Dubai at the Umm Sequim and Silicon Oasis branches of the nursery.
Children and their parents participating took interest in the talks on the required consumption of water in a typical day and youngsters learnt the value of water, through animated storytelling. The children and adults received tips on how to easily conserve earth’s most precious resource by making quick and easy changes to their daily routine, it said.
The Change Initiative and the Emirates Green Building Council partnered to showcase the ‘Wild Ocean’ 3D movie at IMAX Meydan. At the showing, The Change Initiative gave away five copies of their book on sustainability, called ‘Alive’.
Gundeep Singh, founder and CEO of The Change Initiative, said: “We are very happy to be hosting a series of events around Dubai on Earth Day to spread the message of sustainability to the youth.”
“The core focus of The Change Initiative is to inspire people to explore sustainability in their daily routine; therefore, it makes perfect sense to start with the next generation, which is the future of our society and guardians of the environment, encouraging them to be the ambassadors of sustainability.”
“We are very pleased to have had the opportunity to partner with the Emirates Green Building Council to spread awareness of Earth Day, and hope to continue to work with them on future initiatives.”
The Change Initiative is a one-stop destination specialising in solutions that reduce human impact on the environment and promote sustainable development. Based in Dubai, it is the first enterprise of its type anywhere in the world and aspires to be a global brand name in the sustainability space, providing a single platform for solutions that touch lives.
Founded in 2008, The Change Initiative has formed significant partnerships with leading brands and multinational firms offering an array of solutions in five main categories constituting the company’s ‘Whole of Life’ business model - energy, water, waste, food and lifestyle. – TradeArabia News Service