The Environment Department of Dubai Municipality has observed the Earth Hour 2014 with a variety of activities aiming to make awareness about the consumption of electricity among the employees.
An exhibition was organized in cooperation with Environmental Center for Arab Towns, and Philips company, at Dubai Municipality’s main building, Ground floor, which contained online registration to participate in Earth Hour, gift pack distribution by Philips among employees who registered to participate in earth hour, distribution of eco-friendly bulbs, demonstration of eco friendly light bulbs and its benefits for users.
Salem Mohammed BinMesmar, Assistant Director General for Health Safety & Environment Monitoring Sector along with Ms. Alya Abdulrahim Alharmoudi Head of Environment Department and other senior officials has attended the exhibition.
During the exhibition the employees of environment awareness section distributed awareness leaflets and played awareness videos related to Earth Hour and Philips environmentally friendly products.
The awareness team also took initiative for raising awareness about earth hour and encouraged employees to participate by signing on ‘I pledge to participate’ form. Hundreds of employees visited the exhibition, and pledged to participate by switching off their lights during earth Hour.
Earth Hour Contest
In addition, employees were asked to participate in Earth hour by switching off lights and taking creative photos and send to Environmental Awareness Section. The best photo will be selected and the winner will get a prize from Philips. The activities also included producing promotional materials such as: danglers of earth hour logo, placing posters in DM main building and other external centers of DM, earth hour stand in ground floor of DM main building, bookmarks with earth hour logo, and related awareness messages, which were distributed on all employees.
Online banner was published on DM website with earth hour logo. The Awareness Section developed educational and awareness materials in both Arabic and English languages to send to all employees. And after the earth hour , the section carried out an online survey to assess the success of awareness campaign where 95% of registered employees switched of the lights during the earth hour.
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