With an aim to continuously push for sustainable solutions, EEG has been successfully initiating Waste Management Programmes since 1997. Through our numerous campaigns supported by individuals, families, corporations and local governments, we collect and send for proper recycling the following materials: Aluminium Cans, Paper, Toners, Plastic, Glass, Batteries and Mobile Phones. We strive to create awareness in the region by imparting knowledge on proper reduction, reusing and recycling methods.
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As part of its ongoing commitment to raising awareness towards sustainable development, EEG has been engaging the community at large through regular community lectures since 1992. As 2016 marked our 25th anniversary, we organised a unique 4-part series dedicated to SDG 12: Sustainable Consumption and Production. We strive to bring international issues and concepts to the forefront in the Arab world, while giving them a customised regional outlook.
EEG has been collecting mobile phones for recycling since 2009. However, in 2016, it formally initiated Project Green Call to engage its student members to collect and deposit 15 mobile phones each for recycling during a period of one month. Once achieved, these student members are presented with a certificate of participation. In 2017, the Initiative ran on the special date of 17/5/17 – 17/16/17.
Our project’s focus is behaviour change of staff and guests in tourism. Crystal Creek Meadows of Kangaroo Valley NSW Australia invited a smart system which encourages behaviour change through technology and training. We have now expanded this initial test to include partners in Australia, Dubai and UK. The system involves tourist accommodation asking guests to participate in using fewer resources and to use the pro-environmental infrastructure of the building to best effect.
To support properties in reducing their carbon footprint by improving water & energy performances, waste management, education and awareness, Emirates Green Building Council launched in 2013 its Hospitality Program. The Program aims at being a comprehensive and relevant information source to the following hotel-related stakeholders, spanning across all levels of technical understanding and roles within the hospitality industry.
As part of the Program, EmiratesGBC would like to give U.A.E. hotels, resorts and serviced apartments the opportunity to benchmark their energy performance relative to their peers and comparable properties. The EmiratesGBC benchmarking tool and reporting process are planned to cover water and energy performances. Hotels that are taking part in the program will be asked to provide accurate monthly data which will be recorded and analyzed against the other properties.