EEG participated in Earth Hour

Published March 28th, 2010 - 11:44 GMT
EEG participated in Earth Hour 2010 by switching off all unnecessary lights, appliances, and external lighting devices as well as inviting all of its members to participate in the initiative.
Habiba Al Marashi, EEG chairperson said “it is part of our belief in EEG to support and uphold Earth Hour; EEG participated in the walk organized by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), and participated in the exhibition held in the sidelines of the walk to offer eco-friendly tips. Furthermore, EEG participated in the exhibition organized by the Sharjah Science Museum. Earth Hour is a symbolic event to draw attention to the subject of global warming and the dangers posed by it”.
She pointed out that “if 6.4 billion people turn off their lights for one hour we would collectively contribute towards the fight against the phenomenon known as climate change. Global warming has direct and indirect dangers as it contributes to changes in the map of the world through its impact on the food chain and water, which will negatively affect the foundations of the continuation of life.
She said: "This initiative reflects the risk facing the world as a result of climate change and brings unity within communities who are willing to stand up and fight for the planet.  The planet as a whole is witness a rise in surface air temperature, where international studies mentioned that the global average rate of temperature rise is from 0.3 to 0.6 degree during the past hundred years. "
She also pointed out that the waste heat resulting from the excessive use of energy would contribute to the emergence of the “Heat islands”, due to changes that occur on the Earth's surface by urban development. These heat islands increase the rates of urban temperatures between 2 and 6 degrees Celsius.

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