A large number of school students, parents, scouts’ teams, senior functionaries of participating organizations and dignitaries were present at the occasion including a KAHRAMAA’s delegation headed by Engineer Abdulla Majid Al- Khulaifi, head of conservation technology at Conservation & Energy Efficiency department.
KAHRAMAA participated the event with much zeal and gusto recognizing the importance of the protection and sustainable use of natural resources and with the motive to create a safe, secure world for future generations. The participation was as part of KAHRAMAA’s ongoing campaign for the National Campaign for the Conservation and Efficient Use of Water and Energy (Tarsheed).
This year the theme of the day was on “Think, Eat, Save”, which is a global anti-food waste and food loss campaign that encourages the reduction of ‘food print.’ The campaign is aimed at encouraging people to become more aware of the environment impact of their food choices and empower them to make informed food decisions.
Participating schools gave presentations on related topics. A presentation from KAHRAMAA was also screened on its ongoing National Campaign for the Conservation and Efficient Use of Water and Energy (Tarsheed).
Speaking at the occasion, Eng. Al- Khulaifi, head of conservation technology at KAHRAMAA’s Conservation & Energy Efficiency department said that the protection of our planet is our shared responsibility and it is up to all of us to pursue sustainable policies and practices every day to save the precious environment.
KAHRAMAA is committed to protect the environment as per one of the pillars of Qatar National Vision 2030, he added.
We live in an increasingly water- insecure world where demand often outstrips supply. Today, about 2.8 billion people battle conditions of water scarcity in which they are unable to access needed water due to infrastructure or financial limitations, said a KAHRAMAA official.
Demand for water which is supplied at subsidized low cost to all in Qatar, is rising. A number of recent studies of water consumptions found that Qatar’s per capita water consumption is highest in world, hence, conservation of Electricity and water is need of the hour, he added.
The Exhibition of students’ creations pertaining to the Environment and eco- issues was the centre of attraction. All creations spread the message of environmental protection. At the occasion, a number of prizes and certificates were distributed among participating schools and students.
Organizers were also felicitated at the occasion.
World Environment Day is an annual initiative of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action.
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