EEG launched its Million Tree Project in 2007 as a response to UNEP’s Plant for the Planet-The Billion Tree Campaign.By 2010, EEG managed to plant over 2 million indigenous trees within the UAE.The campaign in 2018 took place on 18.12.18 under the patronage and presence of H E Engr Shkh Salem Bin Sultan Bin Saqr AlQasimi,member of the Government of Ras Al-Khaimah Executive Council and Chairman of the Department of Civil Aviation,in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah at a Sidr reserve in Ras Al Khaima
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As the population of the UAE increases each year the amount of waste produced and the demand for its efficient management and treatment also rises.The government has developed a protocol to deal with the municipal waste from the urban areas and the cities, a significant amount of waste continues to accumulate in the vast deserts of the UAE unintentionally by tourists and campers.To spread awareness in the community Emirates Environmental Group organises the Clean Up UAE every year since 2002.
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.
An important vision of EEG is to bind together different sectors of the community to act as one, with a common goal of being good stewards of the environment. Thus, over the last 15 years, EEG has conducted the Clean UP UAE Campaign as a functional tool in promoting environmental protection campaigns nationally. EEG has utilised this concept strategically to create mass campaigns built on local practice, whilst targeting some of the local issues (water, waste and land pollution).
Continuing its legacy of creating sustainable green spaces, EEG organises an annual ‘For Our Emirates We Plant’ campaign that intertwines the waste management programme to the tree planting campaign.The 4 projects under this campaign are: ‘Your Can for a Tree’, ‘Neighbourhood Recycling’, ‘One Root One Communi-Tree’ and ‘Planting for a Greener Future. In 2016, the campaign was successful in planting 662 trees in the UAE.
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.