Dubai Ladies Club join millions of people to support Earth Hour 2011
In line with its ongoing commitment to environmental protection and sustainability, Dubai Ladies Club, a member of Dubai Women Establishment, will join millions of people around the world on Saturday, 26 March 2011 to support Earth Hour 2011. From 8.30pm this Saturday the Club will minimise the consumption of electricity for one hour by turning off not only all exterior and internal lights but also as many electrical sources as possible.
Areas where lighting will be turned off will include all exterior lighting, the member and non-members swimming pools and all four reception lobbies and partially in the operational sections. This is the third consecutive year that Dubai Ladies Club supports Earth Hour.
Since its inception in 2003, Dubai Ladies Club has consistently worked towards improving the quality of life of Emirati and expatriate women living in the UAE through in-house events, facilities and pilot projects. Dubai Ladies Club’s commitment to environmental sustainability includes participation in recycling programs, waste management practices as well as adopting environmentally sustainable practices.
In the past, Dubai Ladies Club has participated in city wide environmental projects such as Earth Hour, Save My Trees campaign organized by Emirates Environmental Group, Mobile Phones and Electronics recycling program organized by EnviroFone and many more. Regular eco-awareness campaigns are also promoted to mark annual events such as Earth Day in April and World Environment Day in June.
More recently, Dubai Ladies Club announced the launch of Al Murjan Reef Rehabilitation Project. Under the Royal Patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Women Establishment, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Presidential Affairs, UAE; Al Murjan Reef Rehabilitation Project is an initiative by the Dubai Ladies Club, Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai and Traders Hotel, Dubai under the umbrella of ‘sustainability’ Shangri-La's Social Responsibility initiative. Al Murjan will be the first community-based coral reef development project within the UAE. The project will seek to build capacity at the community level through necessary trainings to community groups in coral reef education and awareness; management planning; and long-term financing and sustainability.