University’s ‘Green Club’ assists in dissemination of water & energy saving techniques
The ‘Green Club’ of ALHOSN University, a leading Abu Dhabi-based university dedicated to high-quality value-based education, recently organized its own ‘Energy Saving Campaign’ in support of the ‘Heroes of the UAE’ program being undertaken by the Emirates Wildlife Society in association with WWF (EWS-WWF) and in partnership with the Environmental Agency-Abu Dhabi (EAD).
Founded in 2008, the Green Club is a student-run organization which encourages more student interest and involvement in environmental protection. Its members held separate sessions at the university’s Male and Female Campuses to inform faculty and students on the methods and strategies used to save water and electricity. They asked participants to monitor and optimize their energy usage. They also handed out energy saving bulbs to the audiences.
“We always encourage our students to be involved in initiatives that promote sustainable development in Abu Dhabi and the UAE in general. We are particularly supportive of the leadership of the Green Club in this regard. In just a short time this organization has encouraged a lot of people to make a difference for the environment. ALHOSN stands by the admirable commitment of our students to pursuing a better, safer and healthier world,” said Dr Adnan Husnein, Assistant Professor & Chair of Urban Planning Department, Advisor of the Green Club, ALHOSN University.
The ALHOSN Green Club’s previous eco-initiatives include an inter-collegiate public speaking competition, an eco-kayaking trip, and a sponsored lecture on ‘Green Entrepreneurship,’ among others. It also organizes the annual campus ‘Earth Week’ in celebration of international ‘Earth Day’ as is currently preparing for its regular can collection and recycling programs.
‘Heroes of the UAE’ is a national campaign encouraging UAE citizens to reduce their energy and water consumption in order to lower the country’s ecological footprint, address dwindling energy supplies, and prevent destructive climate change. It is endorsed by the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Environment and Water, the Ministry of Energy, and the Executive Affairs Authority of Abu Dhabi. The campaign is being implemented in three phases in a two-year span to encourage action from all levels of society.