Within the framework of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)’s efforts to establish the foundations of environmental sustainability, support sustainable development in the Dubai and raise awareness about the importance of energy and water conservation, especially during the summer, DEWA launched ‘Let’s make this summer green’ for the second year running.
The campaign was launched via social media channels, as well as other audio-visual media channels.
The campaign runs from the beginning of May, until the end of August.
It focuses on several guidelines including rationalisation of consumption during the Holy Month of Ramadan, reducing power consumption during peak hours (12 noon to 6 pm), setting the AC to 24C, tips for when away on summer vacation, fixing water leaks, and installing drip irrigation systems.
DEWA’s Conservation Team organises lectures and field visits to government organisations and departments, private companies, malls, and union centres
During the Holy Month of Ramadan, DEWA also organises events and workshops, in cooperation with the General Authority of Islamic Affairs & Endowment (GAIAE), the Rashid Bin Mohammed Ramadan Gathering and the Dubai International Holy Quran Award.
DEWA also cooperates with the Dubai Police through the Madfaa Al Iftar programme, which includes competitions related to rationalisation of power consumption.
“The campaign is part of our ongoing efforts to establish the foundations of environmental sustainability and support the sustainable development of Dubai by using electricity, water, and natural resources sensibly, to ensure their sustainability for generations to come.
We urge everyone to adopt a conscious and responsible lifestyle, especially during summer time.
These efforts contribute to achieving the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to promote sustainable development, and reduce Dubai’s carbon footprint according to the Dubai Plan 2021, which aims to transform Dubai into a smart city whose environmental elements are clean, healthy and sustainable, and DEWA’s vision to become a sustainable innovative world class utility,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.
“This summer initiative is a continuation of the series of initiatives, programmes and awareness activities launched by DEWA throughout the year.
Read more: emirates247.com originally published on June 10th 2017.