Habiba Al Marashi: New programs have developed which cater to the needs of the community
Mrs. Habiba Al Marashi, chairperson of Emirates Environmental Group, explained that the contribution of EEG’s waste management campaigns have proved their benefit in the statistics of CO2 reduction, energy saving, tree preservation, landfill space preservation, and oil use reduction. Other than the 5,223 metric tons of CO2 mitigated, energy savings are estimated at 38 million BTU. Furthermore, 20,234 trees have averted being logged, 8,642 cubic meters of landfill space have been saved, and 9,961 gallons of oil have not been used in manufacturing processes.
In this year, Emirates Environmental Group has plans to further expand and strengthen some of the core activities centered on education, waste management, climate change, water management, and energy efficiency. With the benefit of the community in mind, some of the most vital environmental issues will be targeted through environmental education that is relatable for families to institutions of all background.
Mrs. Al Marashi called on all members of society to commit to these initiatives and participate in the various activities offered. This is not necessary only because environmental preservation is a must and the benefits are grand, but also because a culture of awareness towards sustainability can become further instilled in the hearts of younger generation volunteers.
As support from local and federal governmental bodies is strongly felt, she added that EEG aims to contribute to environmental protection efforts of the nation by providing an array of trainings and social activities that will exemplify implementation solutions to the public. This organization goes above and beyond in its accomplishments and that is apparent through our strong status in this field.