DEWA set to organise Dubai Earth Hour
Event on March 23 aimed at raising awareness of energy consumption
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that it is organising ‘Earth Hour’ in Dubai on the 23rd of this month. The event, held in partnership with Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and Emirates Wildlife Society, is aimed at promoting sustainable development in the emirate.
“…DEWA marks the Earth Hour annually to underline the concept of sustainability, raise environmental awareness, and urge individuals and organisations to adopt eco-friendly practices to conserve electricity and water consumption, and minimise the impact on the environment,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, DEWA CEO and MD.
“Earth Hour goes beyond turning off the lights for one hour; it is an international call for strengthening collaboration to promote the culture of conservation, and making it a part of daily lifestyle. This supports our efforts at promoting sustainable development in Dubai, and all over the world,” he added.
The event is set to take place between 8.30pm and 9.30pm, at Burj Plaza in Downtown Dubai. Last year’s event reduced the consumption of 216 MW of electricity, and saved 130,000 KGs of carbon emissions.
“The UAE is one of the few countries around the world that announces the achieved results of observing Earth Hour during the high peak period. This proves the leadership of the UAE worldwide, and assures that the environmental awareness is increasing amongst UAE residents with every passing year,” Al Tayer added.