Registration continues for EAD’s Nation-Wide Annual Environment Competition

Abu Dhabi: The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) is giving an opportunity for students from across the UAE to take part in the 12th edition of its Annual Environment Competition.

To date, 250 institutions have registered and entries will begin being accepted as of December 1st.

EAD recently held an orientation session for those registered to present the competition theme and entry categories. Schools and universities will continue to be able to register for the competition until the beginning of December 2012. All registered entities will be asked to submit their entries during the period of 1st December 2012 to 14th March 2013.

The theme for this year’s edition will be “Green Economy: Does it include you?” which is in line with the theme set forth by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for the World Environment Day 2012.

The focus will be on key environmental issues including the investment in reducing carbon emissions and air pollution, and enhancing energy and resource efficiency in manufacturing and production processes while simultaneously preventing the loss of biodiversity and protecting the ecosystem. Besides focusing on traditional environmental concerns for biodiversity, the competition hopes to see participants shed light on new environmental solutions including the reduction of water use, the use of solar power, and investment in green technologies.

The competition returns with its popular categories for schools including: Drawing and colouring, Short Story Writing, Essay Writing, Make a Difference – Conduct an Awareness Campaign, and Research Report. Secondary students will see the introduction of a new category under the title of: Take a Stand – Participate in a Debate. The university categories will be: Public Service Announcement and Newspaper Article.

Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, Secretary General of EAD, said: ” 65% of UAE Nationals are under the age of 25, and it is through educational initiatives like this that we aim to raise awareness on the key environmental issues we are currently facing. This generation is set to be the foundation on which we build our sustainable economy, one that aims to develop well-being and social equity, while reducing environmental risks and human impact. We are excited that initiatives like this can help develop their green’ skills, and allow them to apply what they’ve learned academically, professionally and personally.

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