EAD calls for stronger commitment to a sustainable future

ABU DHABI: The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) is marking World Water Day and the global movement of Earth Hour by inviting its partners and the residents of Abu Dhabi to take part in demonstrating their commitment towards a sustainable future.

Fozeya Al Mahmoud, EAD’s Director of Environmental Outreach, said, “We are encouraged to see that many public and private sector organisations are already taking the necessary steps to reduce their excessive consumption of both water and energy. However, we know there is potential to do so much more. For World Water Day, we encourage our valued partners across Abu Dhabi to consult our guide to sustainable water use, entitled Protecting our Shared Resource – Sustainable Water Use for Organisations,’ which can be accessed on our website. This publication, available in both Arabic and English, is an important tool that can help all organisations further develop their own water strategy and implement water-efficiency actions.”

“WWF’s Earth Hour is the world’s largest grassroots environmental movement, uniting action on climate change. Earth Hour is simple; each March in more than 154 countries across the world, the lights are switched off between 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm. This year and in coordination with the Emirates Wildlife Society in association with WWF (EWS-WWF), we call on our partners not only to participate but to seriously consider how they can make their lives more sustainable after Earth Hour. One of the easiest and most impactful ways to do this is to switch to energy-efficient lighting at home and in the office,” Al Mahmoud noted.

As public and private sector organisations across the Emirate embrace water and energy efficient practices and environmentally sustainable business models, the EAD is committed to serving as a resource and further encouraging and actively engaging the larger community in order to implement environmentally friendly initiatives.