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DEWA generates environmental awareness

DEWA marks World Environment Day; promotes sustainable lifestyle

DUBAI, June 6, 2024

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) marked World Environment Day (June 5) with an awareness campaign that held several competitions and activities under the theme: ‘Generation Restoration’, a report said.

The activities were aimed at encouraging members of the society to contribute to a positive environmental impact; utilise solar energy, plant more trees, and reduce plastic waste through reuse and recycling, Emirates News Agency, WAM, said.

DEWA promoted the adoption of responsible and sustainable lifestyle, encouraged the efficient use of electricity and water, and advocated the implementation of nature-based solutions to safeguard the environment, natural resources, and combat climate change.

The authority conducted awareness sessions, in partnership with the Community Development Authority, to share with senior citizens of the Thukher Social Club, its sustainability efforts, advanced digital technologies, and green practices aimed at preserving natural resources and fostering a green and circular economy.

Simple tips were also shared to encourage sustainable practices in daily life.

Furthermore, DEWA, in collaboration with the Emirates Down Syndrome Association, organised interactive activities and workshops stressing the importance of engaging all members of society in sustainable development efforts, benefiting both people and the environment.

The authority also distributed ‘Zayed Ghafah’ seeds to raise awareness about the significance of preserving the local environment and celebrating the rich Emirati environmental heritage.

This initiative aims to showcase the local environment's rich wildlife and demonstrate methods to protect it, particularly highlighting the importance of the Ghaf tree, which offers numerous environmental benefits such as carbon absorption to mitigate climate change.

DEWA also launched an awareness competition through its official social media channels to showcase its sustainability projects and encourage public participation in building a more sustainable future.

It has encouraged customers to utilise its smart app, which provides access to the ‘Consumption Data’ dashboard, enabling them to monitor their consumption and obtain annual, monthly, and daily consumption reports. The app also offers personalised tips to help enhance consumption efficiency.



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