From Green Attitude to Green Action
November, 2015: Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) held its annual Student’s Workshop under the theme; “Global Environmental Challenges – From Green Attitude to Green Action” at Rashid School for Boys in Dubai, UAE. Metito was invited to lead a session covering one of the most important environmental challenges facing the world today; water conservation.
Representing Metito at the workshop were; Hans Meu, Metito Utilities General Manager; Reem Saleh, Metito Corporate Communication Senior Manager and Alaa Waswas, Metito Corporate Communication Executive.
To break the ice , Metito presented students with an individual challenge where they were asked to make up a sentence after putting together, in order , 17 words to form a coherent statement on why we must all conserve water. After announcing the first winner and presenting her with an instant prize the room was buzzing with excitement. A good start for what turned out to be a successful engagement.
Hans then presented an overview on ‘Innovations in wastewater treatment and sustainable solutions’ where he highlighted how water recycling and reuse can change the world and further help in conserving water. The presentation was then followed by Q&As and a group challenge. Thirty groups, made up of 5 senior students each, from over 100 schools across different emirates in the UAE took part in this activity and three teams were announced the winners.
The workshop was very successful and we had a lot of positive feedback from school team leaders, EEG and the students.
“Environmental issues are global concern gaining momentum in recent times. They’re no longer limited by geography of a region or nations. What happens in one country eventually happens to all of us. We all need to tackle these issues and it is imperative that we extend these discussions to the community to empower them to take responsibility for creating a sustainable future. . It is very important for us to involve students in these discussions as they are our future. Metito has played a key role in addressing the issues around waste water and promoting sustainable development for all, and we hope to continue such collaborations for years to come.” commented Habiba Al Marashi, Chairperson EEG, President/CEO, Arabia CSR Network and GRI Stakeholder Council Member.