TOGETHER FOR A BETTER

ENVIRONMENT

ENVIRONMENT,
GIVE CHANCE A CHANCE.

Lend a Hand..
Save the environment

EEG
SOCIETY

-Competitions

-Collection Campaigns

The pursuit of environmental conservation and sustainable development requires the community to be fully aware and sensitized about the multiple facets of environment and development.

Understanding of environmental issues provides the basis and a strong platform for enhanced commitment towards an environmentally sound and sustainable future. EEG has been at the forefront in educating the masses about environment and challenges associated with sustainable development.

EEG started its Educational Projects in 2001 in an informal way. EEG’s persistent efforts have been accepted and applauded by people of all ages and genres. Today, we have a fixed calendar of events for which teachers, students and parents wait enthusiastically every year.

The zeal and enthusiasm exhibited by participants keeps us motivated towards spreading awareness to ensure a sustainable future for all.

EEG
SOCIETY

-Competitions

Environmental
Drawing Competition

Inter School
Environmental Public
Speaking Competition

Inter College
Environmental Public
Speaking Competition

-Collection Campaigns

Environmental Drawing Competition:

EEG’s annual environmental drawing competition, established in 2004 provides a platform for children to express their thoughts through art. Through this competition, EEG provides the budding artists a canvas to paint their ideas and impressions about our environment.
The specified themes on particular environmental issues are solutions that could be proffered are expressed through these artworks. The winning entries are included in the Annual Table Calendar.

For more information please contact us using the form on the contact us page

Winners of the 2015 Environmental Drawing Competition

Topic: Sustainable Schools (6-8 years)
NAME SCHOOL
Winner Anagha Ramaswam Delhi Private School, Dubai
1st Runner up Brent Adrial Dsouza The Kindergarten Starters, Dubai
2nd Runner up M Daniyal Naeem Pakistan Education Academy, Dubai
1st merit Ashley Colaco Rajagiri International School
2nd merit Razia Laurice Santos Twenty First Century Academy
3rd merit Mohammad Salem Al Ratheeri Liwa International School
Topic: HAPPY & Sustainable Schools (9-11 years)
NAME SCHOOL
Winner Vignesh Murthi Krishna Murthi Sunrise English Private School
1st Runner up Caitlin Dawson Horizon International School
2nd Runner up Edward John P. Gatchalian Philadelphia Private School
1st merit Yashita Saxena The Millennium School, Dubai
2nd merit Suhani Manoj GEMS Our Own English High School
3rd merit Bhuvaneshwari Jayasankar The Indian High School

EEG
SOCIETY

-Competitions

Environmental
Drawing Competition

Inter School
Environmental Public
Speaking Competition

Inter College
Environmental Public
Speaking Competition

-Collection Campaigns

Inter School Environmental Public Speaking Competition:

EEG’s Inter-School Environmental Public Speaking Competition (ISEPSC) is a forum for the expression of ideas and thoughts.
This bi-lingual competition, initiated in 2001, brings together students from around the emirate, to present their views on a chosen topic which is judged by some of the best educators and environmental experts. The competition is spread over two days and is inclusive of four current topics and is targeted towards students belonging to the age group of 13 -15 years (Sub-Senior) and 16 -18 years (Senior).

For more information please contact us

Winners of the 15th Interschool Environmental
Public Speaking Competition

Topics for Sub-senior Category Winners
Environment and Development: Conflict or Harmony Winner: Ambassador Private School
1st Runner Up: Indian School Ajman
2nd Runner Up: Twenty First Century
Private Academy
Sustainability Our Responsibility: it’s no longer an option! Winner: Star International School
1st Runner Up: Ryan Private School
2nd Runner Up: International Community School
Topics for Senior Category Winners
From Global to Local:
Environmental Regulation
& Economic Integration!
Winner:Dubai National School (Girls), Al Barsha
1st Runner Up: United International Private School
2nd Runner Up: Our Own English High School,
Sharjah Girls
Overpopulation vs.
Overconsumption:
Where should we focus?
Winner: Dubai National School (Boys), Al Barsha
1st Runner Up: GEMS Our Own Indian School, Dubai
2nd Runner Up: Ras Al Khaimah American
Academy for Girls
OVERALL WINNERS
Overall Winners: Ambassador Private School
Overall 1st Runner-up: Dubai National School (Girls), Al Barsha
Overall 2nd Runner-up: Star International School

EEG
SOCIETY

-Competitions

Environmental
Drawing Competition

Inter School
Environmental Public
Speaking Competition

Inter College
Environmental Public
Speaking Competition

-Collection Campaigns

Inter College Environmental Public Speaking Competition:

The Inter College Environmental Public Speaking Competition (ICEPSC) was inaugurated in 2001 and since then has served as a positive depiction of commitment towards environmental change. Through this platform, under-graduate students are able to show their opinions responsibly on all structures of their society and surroundings. Held in November each year this platform is a skills building tool, molding student’s confidence and dedication to this cause. The Inter College Environmental Public Speaking Competition is a bi-lingual two day regional event that is open to universities from UAE, GCC and MENA regions.

The 15th Cycle of the Inter College competition will be held on 25th and 26th November at Dubai Knowledge Village.

The topics for this year’s competition are:

  1. Environment and Development: Conflict or Harmony?
  2. Sustainability Our Responsibility: it’s no longer an option!
  3. From Global to Local: Environmental Regulation & Economic Integration!
  4. Overpopulation vs. Overconsumption: where should we focus?
For more information please contact us

EEG
SOCIETY

-Competitions

-Collection Campaigns

- CAN COLLECTION CAMPAIGN - PAPER COLLECTION CAMPAIGN - PLASTIC COLLECTION CAMPAIGN - GLASS COLLECTION CAMPAIGN - TONER COLLECTION CAMPAIGN
- BEVERAGE CARTON COLLECTION CAMPAIGN - BATTERY COLLECTION CAMPAIGN - MOBILE PHONE COLLECTION CAMPAIGN - ANNUAL AWARDING CEREMONY

For more information please contact us

ENVIRONMENT FUTURE,
FOR THE SAKE OF HUMANITY.

The pursuit of environmental conservation and sustainable development requires the community to be fully aware and sensitized about the multiple facets of environment and development.

Understanding of environmental issues provides the basis and a strong platform for enhanced commitment towards an environmentally sound and sustainable future. EEG has been at the forefront in educating the masses about environment and challenges associated with sustainable development.

EEG started its Educational Projects in 2001 in an informal way. EEG’s persistent efforts have been accepted and applauded by people of all ages and genres.

Today, we have a fixed calendar of events for which teachers, students and parents wait enthusiastically every year.

The zeal and enthusiasm exhibited by participants keeps us motivated towards spreading awareness to ensure a sustainable future for all.

TEACHERS’ WORKSHOP SERIES

‘TEACHING THE TEACHERS’ is never underestimated because it is through these specially trained professionals that students gain knowledge and power to make informed decisions about the environment. Since 2001, EEG has been closely working with teachers all over the UAE to help enhance the education experience that children receive.

The Annual Teachers’ Workshop covers relevant and current environmental issues and urges teachers to incorporate these issues into their subjects.

TEACHERS WORKSHOP 2014

The 2014, Teachers’ Workshop was based on Sustainability: The way forward. [....]

TEACHERS WORKSHOP 2014

The 2014, Teachers’ Workshop was based on Sustainability: The way forward.

The main objective of the workshop is to build the capacity of teachers regarding environmental issues in order for them to then pass this knowledge on to their students, schools and communities.

We want to give you the resources to change the manner in which your institution is run; to help it grow and move forward sustainably.

The specific objectives of this year’s Workshop are:

To deepen understanding on the concept of our role in the future of sustainability

To elucidate the concept of individual sustainable living and underscore its global importance and relevance

To increase awareness of key challenges brought about by climate change and water security crisis

To provide participants with practical eco-friendly knowledge and relevant skills that they can apply to their curriculums and everyday lives

For more information please contact us

STUDENTS’ WORKSHOP

Workshops are the platforms where information is exchanged and a spectrum of different perspectives is seen.

EEG holds Students’ Workshop to motivate students to enhance the overall quality of the environment and guide them towards responsible, ethical and pro-environmental behavior. Held in November each year The Students’ Workshop is an event where participants from schools and colleges across UAE discover, discuss and decide about challenges and solutions of the current environmental situation

For more information please contact us

2015:

Lecture:27th January

EEG’s Journey
Presentation by EEG’s Chairperson –
EEG started off its series of community lectures for 2015, with a highlight of the work done by EEG during the year 2014. Hosted on the 27th of January 2015, the lecture was given by Mrs. Habiba Al Marashi, Chairperson of EEG; a person who needs no introduction amongst the EEG community.

Lecture : 24th February

Waste Management & Recycling – Bee’ah’s success story in Sharjah
The lecture was administered by Mr. Harbinder Singh, MD Waste Management of Bee’ah. He spoke about the work Bee’ah has done for the past many years in the Emirate of Sharjah in the field of recycling. Working with the goal of zero waste to landfill, Bee’ah plays a major role in supporting recycling initiatives and maintenance of landfills in Sharjah.

Lecture : 31st March

Healthy Eating Habits
The speaker Mr. Robin Gomes, Executive Corporate Chef EEG hosted its 3rd Community Lecture on this important but most often forgotten topic. The speaker Mr. Robin Gomes, Executive Corporate Chef with more than 3 decades of experience under his belt, gave an intriguing lecture, stressing the fact “You are what you eat”. He mentioned that UAE, due to its high standard of living and diverse population has a large palate and citizens rarely notice how the food they eat, is effecting their environment and their health.

COMMUNITY LECTURES 2014:

Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) has been providing a continuing platform for over two decades to highlight these commendable endeavors. EEG’s popular community lectures have been very effective in bringing these inspiring success stories to light. Held on the last Tuesday of every month throughout the year, these free sessions feature a wide range of experts, leaders and personalities associated with environment and sustainability. They represent a cross-section of sectors from industry, government, academia and civil society. Through a lecture and discussion style, these events have proved to be a great conduit to pass on knowledge and information about trends, developments, concepts and technologies related to environment and sustainability.

LECTURE-Feb 25

Food Security- Meeting Challenges Through Innovation
By Dr.Ismahane Elouli, Director General of International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA)

LECTURE-Mar 25

Wastewater- From Pollution to Solution
By Eng. Rasheed Karkin, Head of Jebel Ali Operation Section, Sewerage Treatment Plant Department, Dubai Municipality

LECTURE- Apr 29

Aluminum Recycling – Does it really save the environment?
By Eng. Salam Sharif, CEO Sharif Group and President Bureau of Middle East Recycling

LLECTURE-May 29

Who is Responsible for Food Wastage?
By 5 of the Top School teams of the Interschool Public Speaking Competition 2014: Sunrise English Private School, Star International School, the Indian High School, Delhi Private School, and Al Ittihad Private School.

LECTURE- Jun 24

Wildlife and Biodiversity Conservation
By Mr Moaz Sawaf, Project Manager, EWS- WWF

LECTURE-Aug 26

Energy, Sustainability and Living-A Quality Perspective Viewpoint
By Mr Sarfaz Dairkee, General Manager, Corporate Development and Engineering of MAHY Khoory &Co.

LECTURE- Sep 30

Green Municipal Infrastructure: Practices from Abu Dhabi Municipality
By Dr. Ahmed Hassan Ali and Engineer Khalil Al Sokhny, Project Management Professionals, Abu Dhabi Municipality.

LECTURE- 25 Nov

Coping with Climate Change
By Prof. Saeb Khresat, Professor of Soil Science , Jordan University of Science & Technology, Jordan

FIELD TRIP–20 Dec

Visit to the Almarai Farms
EEG’s student members and their families were invited to the Almarai Farms on Dubai – Al Ain Road.

For more information please contact us

CARING FOR THE
Environment and People

CORPORATE
OUTREACH

EEG realizes that the support of government organizations and private companies is important for pro-environmental campaigns. EEG engages itself with public and private organizations through meetings, presentations and dialogue sessions.

To conduct a presentation/dialogue session/meeting in your office, kindly contact EEG Office.

CAMPUS
OUTREACH

It is our strong belief that reaching out to the youth base of the country will play an important role in the future of sustainability in the region. Educational Institutions being the incubators of future leaders who will lead the global economic growth, our teachers perform a core function to holistically and spiritually gear the youth to deal with what the future has in store for them. The youth should aim to become whole human beings by showing compassion and consideration towards the society and the environment in all their undertakings.

Towards this end, EEG participates in many campus outreach programmes every year to impart the idea of sustainability and environmentalism among students – be it in the form of giving a presentation, being a part of an exhibition or inviting school/university students to the EEG Office.

Less Pollution
the Best Solution

we are
the future

The pursuit of environmental conservation and sustainable development requires the community to be fully aware and sensitized about the multiple facets of environment and development.

Understanding of environmental issues provides the basis and a strong platform for enhanced commitment towards an environmentally sound and sustainable future. EEG has been at the forefront in educating the masses about environment and challenges associated with sustainable development.

EEG started its Educational Projects in 2001 in an informal way. EEG’s persistent efforts have been accepted and applauded by people of all ages and genres. Today, we have a fixed calendar of events for which teachers, students and parents wait enthusiastically every year.

The zeal and enthusiasm exhibited by participants keeps us motivated towards spreading awareness to ensure a sustainable future for all.

FOR OUR EMIRATES WE PLANT

‘The first of its kind in the UAE and the most innovative of EEG’s Projects, the “For Our Emirates We Plant” sees an integration of our diverse Waste Management Campaigns with Tree Planting Initiatives. The idea of the project is to provide a platform to the community to recycle their wastes and in light of their efforts plant a tree under the entity’s (company, academic institution or family) name in one of the Emirates in the UAE.

EEG combined its various Tree Planting Initiatives under the umbrella of the “For Our Emirates – We Plant”. This project has four spokes under its belt: The “Your Can for a Tree” initiative, the “Neighborhood Recycling Project”, the “One Root One Communi-Tree” project and the “Together We Plant” initiative.

The four campaigns form a seamless integration between EEG’s Waste Management Programmes and Tree Planting Initiatives.


Your Can For a Tree

Launched during the year 2012 to provide a boost to Aluminum Recycling in the UAE, the initiative provides the platform to companies, academic institutions and families to plant an indigenous tree under their name once reaching the targets set out for the project. A total of 17,080 participants were engaged by 177 student members who held this campaign and managed to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions of 293 MTCO2E, save 2,218 trees and 371 cubic meters of landfill space.

Project Duration: April – June


One Root One Communi-Tree

One Root One Communi-Tree
The project stresses on the importance of recycling all types of waste and on the increasing the sustainable green patch. With participation from the community; public and private organizations, educational institutions and families, different targets are set for different groups and categories. With the support of 12,415 participating entities the campaign resulted in the mitigation of 685 MTCO2E of GHGs, saving 3,509 trees from being felled and saving 1,047 cubic meters of landfill space.

Project Duration: July - November

Planting For A Greener Future

EEG took on a special project in 2014 in association with McDonald’s UAE to plant 350 indigenous trees in seven government schools across the seven Emirates within a year. The initiative began on the 17th of April 2014 by signed a contract with McDonald’s UAE and was called “Planting For A Greener Future”.

school Name Emirates DATE OF EVENT
Al Aqsa School Dubai 22nd May 2014
Shaikha Bint Saeed Ajman 23rd October 2014
National Charity School Sharjah 30th November 2014
Bint Al Shatee’ School Umm Al Quwain 25th December 2014
Al Mrisheed School Fujairah 5th March 2015
Taryam Omran School Ras Al Khaimah 14th April 2015
Al Waleed Bin Abdulmalik Abu Dhabi 26th April 2015

For the year 2014, EEG carried out tree planting in the Emirates of Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman and UAQ. In 2015 the rest of the Emirates were covered which included Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, ABU Dhabi.

At each school the planting was concluded by a ceremony which was well received by the management of the selected schools and the students as well as the members of the McDonald’s UAE management who all helped plant 50 indigenous trees at each respective school and became a part of the green movement. The 350 trees planted during this initiative will mitigate 3.09 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions upon maturity.



EEG’s Clean Up UAE campaign, is a pioneering activity that has successfully rallied strong support from sponsors, volunteers and relevant Government agencies. A platform that is solely dedicated to volunteerism, activism and selflessness amongst the people of the UAE. Clean Up UAE is a symbol of celebrating the spirit of the unity of the Nation by bringing people together, creating awareness in the minds of the young and old as well as advocate the cause of sustainable living.

The 13th edition of Clean Up UAE campaign was graced by volunteers from all walks of life – from high profile officials to CEOs, from laborers to municipality workers, and from families to individuals – who believed that they had the power to make a difference. And what a difference they made – the 123,176 odd volunteers of the campaign were successful in creating history as they collected 94 tons of waste. A myriad of a total of 104 sites all over the UAE by various organizations and schools who participated in large numbers and lent support to the campaign.

Publication

Latest News

EEG participates in exhibitions which promote the sustainable development at international, regional and national levels. We reach out to organizations from different backgrounds and countries through such platforms.

Memberships

Become a member: You can be a part of our programmes and initiatives and get involved in bringing about a positive change to the environment. Our memberships are open to corporations, educational institutions, government entities, students, individuals and the general public.

The Membership allows concerned citizens to enjoy the following benefits:

  • Copy of EEG Monthly e-newsletters featuring articles that are streamlined and up to date on UAE’s environmental issues.
  • Copy of our bi-annual Wastepaper Magazine containing in depth analysis and profiles of the environmental movement across the GCC.
  • Attend EEG’s Community Lectures, participate in Waste Management Programmes, competitions and public events that allow you to advocate for issues that directly affect you as well as connect and learn from others.

Membership Categories:

  • Associate
  • Corporate
  • Academic
  • Individual
  • Student

For further information on the membership benefits and fees, kindly email us at eeg@emirates.net.ae

Membership Renewal

All memberships are annual and need to be renewed. Once your membership expires, you will be sent information on Membership Renewal.

Gift a Membership

Share your commitment to the environment with a loved one by purchasing a gift membership that lasts for one full year. For more information please email us at  eeg@emirates.net.ae

Internship

EEG encourages its interns and volunteers to be a member. Being an intern / volunteer will give a chance to be involved in environmental oriented activity, which may be taken as civic duty.

This will give you a hands-on experience on working with the organization’s various projects. This may also give you an edge of being selected as a future employee of EEG. You will also be performing multiple tasks for various projects and to contribute to our publications in the form of writing reports or doing research, surveys and follow ups for our Waste Management programs.


PARTNERSHIP

Membership not only supports the work of the Emirates Environmental Group, but also benefits members in more direct ways. You can be part of our programmes and initiatives for practical and lasting solutions to the most vital environmental problems as well as to learn about living a healthier and more sustainable environment for all.

Open to students, individuals, educational institutions, corporations, government entities and the general public, our Membership allows concerned citizens to enjoy the following benefits

CAREERS

Working with EEG provides you the opportunity to work in a dynamic, multicultural environment. One of EEG's greatest strengths lies in our team. In order to grow our organization and reach out we are always looking for committed, enthusiastic, competent people who are willing to take on the challenge and grow with us.
We regularly have opportunities in Environmental Research, Waste Management, Project Management and Accounting and Finance. EEG is an equal opportunity organisation. If you think you have what it takes to provide strong and professional support to the organisation, then send us your CV along with a cover letter to eeg@emirates.net.ae


Your CV will be reviewed and added to our database. You will be contacted if a suitable vacancy arises.

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Villa No. JMR 68 – 117A Jumeirah 1 Tel: +971 4 3448622
(between Dubai Zoo & Beach Centre) Fax: +971 4 3448677
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CLEAN UP UAE 2014

Growth and Extent of participation

Year Total Number of sites Total Number of Emirates Amount of Waste Collected Total Number of Participants
2002 6 4 4,500
2003 9 5 6,500
2004 12 6 54,000 12,000
2005 18 7 64,500 16,700
2006 20 7 70,000 16,700
2007 44 7 115,000 17,500
2008 44 7 140,000 23,012
2009 79 7 87,000 18,000
2010 106 7 100,290 20,362
2011 110 7 97,469 27,136
2012 112 7 193,851 42,000
2013 102 7 100,000 112,000
2014 104 7 94,000 123,176

Main Sponsor for Dubai: Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA)
Co-Sponsor for Dubai: Deutsche Bank - McDonald’s UAE
Part Sponsors for Dubai: Dubai Properties Group
Main Sponsor for Abu Dhabi: Huawei
Support Sponsor for Abu Dhabi: BP Abu Dhabi
Co-Sponsor for Sharjah: Bee’ah – The Sharjah Environment Company

Neighborhood Recycling Project

Aimed to engage the student community during the summer months, the Neighborhood Recycling Project engages EEG student members to run small awareness and collection initiatives in their own communities involving a minimum of 20 families. The Project has been active for the last five years with a growing response every year. In 2014, the initiative resulted in GHG reductions of 81.5 MTCO2E and 1235.8 Million BTU of energy savings. A total of 18 trees were planted under the initiative.

Project Duration: June – September

together we plant

As the number of organizations, educational institutions and individuals’ interest to protect and preserve trees and the environment is becoming more apparent, EEG continues its endeavor to increase the sustainable green urban spaces through its numerous environmental and tree planting initiatives. Taking into consideration the importance of trees in the environment, planting trees is one of the easiest and most effective ways to exhibit the global concern towards environmental protection. Such Tree Planting initiatives are of vital significance in educating the youth about the importance of trees and the various benefits which trees provide. Furthermore, throughout each tree’s life span, a certain amount of CO2 is mitigated. The accumulative number of trees planted until the 30th of April 2015 is 2,093,227, thus the accumulative CO2 mitigated from all the above mentioned programs is 17,789 MTCO2E

corporate
initiatives

  • Annual Corporate
      Gala Dinner
  • MoU
  • Sponsorship
      Opportunities

Emirates Environmental Group organizes this traditional celebration every year to bring together the members, associates and partners of the Group, and acknowledge the collaboration of government, private sector and civil society.

The event is used to formally recognize all the institutions and individuals whose support and cooperation provided valuable inputs to the EEG’s work in the previous year. The event symbolizes the group’s successful efforts to mobilize different sectors of the society to promote environmental preservation and sustainable development.

For 2015, EEG organized the Gala Dinner under the theme of ‘Partners Of Sustainability’; the event drew in a diverse crowd of more than 200 VIPs from the public and private sectors.

The dinner was sponsored by the following companies :


The event was a Carbon Neutral Event courtesy of Farnek with MyClimate, a Swiss climate protection organization, and managed to offset 3.71 tonnes of CO2 equivalent emissions making it a Climate Neutral Event.

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  • MoU with Canadian University of Dubai
  • MoU with ECAT
  • MoU with Foreign Exchange and Remittance Group (FERG)
  • MoU with Foreign Exchange and Remittance Group (FERG)
  • MoU with Dubai Water & Electricity Authority (DEWA)
  • MoU with Zajel Courier Services
  • MoU with Environment Society of Oman (ESO)
  • MoU with Al Hilal Bank
  • MoU with FEWA
  • MOU with United Arab Emirates Football Association

Demonstrate your leadership and commitment to ensure a sustainable future by one of the many programmess that we have sponsoring.

This is an opportunity to highlight how you are working to creatively solve environmental issues. Our sponsorship packages are designed to help you obtain your social responsibility as well as marketing and outreach objectives. EEG has a wide variety of events for different types of categories for the year

Educational Programmes

Environmental Drawing Competition
Inter-School Environmental Public Speaking Competition
Inter-College Environmental Public Speaking

Competition

Teachers’ Workshop
Students’ Workshop

Corporate Programme

Annual Corporate Gala Dinner

Waste Management Programmes

Can Collection Day & Drive
Waste Collection Campaigns
Annual Awarding Ceremony
Establishment of Recycling Centres in Schools

Special Projects

For Our Emirates – We Plant
Clean Up UAE

Publications

EEG’s publications are a vital tool in increasing the capacity of the EEG network and help EEG’s messages to reach out to more and more people and organizations. The publications relate to various environmental topics, the past months’ news and updates on the environmental agenda at the national, regional and global level. Some of these publications
Posters
Flyers/Brochures
Table Calendar
Waste Paper Magazine
Annual report

Should you be interested in any of the above, please feel free to
write or call us and we’ll be very happy to provide you with the
information.

NEIGHBORHOOD
RECYCLING
CAMPAIGN

EXHIBITIONS

EEG participates in exhibitions which promote the sustainable development at international, regional and national levels. We reach out to organizations from different backgrounds and countries through such platforms

For more information please contact us

CHAIRPERSON’S NOTE

‘Together for a better environment’.. is the core idea around which all of our pro-environmental activities are woven. It is the common thread that brings educational institutions, private companies, government organizations and community together to contribute to the betterment of our environment. Emirates Environmental Group is a means to get closer to the environment by engaging into its innovative programmes.

I entered into the environment awareness field in late 1980s, with an inner calling to create and establish a system for a whole new generation of environmentalists. My ideas took shape of EEG in 1991 with the support of my colleagues and friends. Since then, our journey has been charted by a commitment to relentlessly widen our horizons, deepen our base and work to accelerate the pro-environmental wave in the country.

I would like to acknowledge the support of our collaborators, government agencies, international bodies, corporate members, academic members, student members and the thousands of parents and children who are a part of, and responsible for, this organization’s success.

We invite you to come be a part of our movement, to enrich us and get enriched with experiences and support for greater heights of achievement.

Let’s start workingTogether for a better environment!

Habiba Al Marashi
Chairperson EEG

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

Aim
To contribute positively to the advancement of sustainable development in Dubai and the UAE by acting as a focal point for people of all nationalities and ages concerned with environmental protection and responsible waste management.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

Objectives

  • To increase the level of public awareness on all local, regional and global environmental issues.
  • To assist concerned authorities, where possible, in implementing environmental programs and projects.
  • To promote positive environmental action by individuals through active participation in specific projects, campaigns and activities.
  • To propagate community waste reduction and recycling schemes, both as a means of protecting the environment and as a flagship for improving the community’s environmental awareness.
  • To compile a database on various environmental issues and make it available to the public and institutions.
  • To foster exchange of information, experience and practices including our areas of expertise.
  • To mobilize the support of experts on various environmental issues from the public and private sectors.
  • To liaise with various target groups within the community to spread the environmental message and encourage volunteerism in preserving and protecting the environment.

ACCREDITATIONS

First environmental NGO in the world to be accredited with the ISO 14001 certification

Accredited NGO with the United Nations Convention for Combating Desertification (UNCCD)

Accredited NGO, Governing Council, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

EEG

CHAIRPERSON’S NOTE
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
ACCREDITATIONS

The Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) is a professional working group devoted to protecting the environment through the means of education, action programs and community involvement.

EEG was formed in September 1991 and has since grown considerably in terms of its programs and membership.

EEG is composed of students, individuals, families, corporate members, federal and local government agencies, universities, colleges and schools, as well as reputed regional and international institutions.

The organization is open to men and women of all nationalities and all ages and is actively encouraged and supported by concerned local and federal government agencies. EEG is the first environmental NGO in the world to be ISO 14001 certified. EEG is viewed as one of the most prestigious environmental groups within the Middle East and prides itself on its environmental achievements.

One Action
Is A Chain
Reaction

Stop Littering.
Start Recycling.

TOGETHER FOR A BETTER

ENVIRONMENT

One Action
Is A Chain
Reaction

Stop Littering.
Start Recycling.

ENVIRONMENT,
GIVE CHANCE A CHANCE.

EEG

CHAIRPERSON’S NOTE
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
ACCREDITATIONS

The Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) is a professional working group devoted to protecting the environment through the means of education, action programs and community involvement.

EEG was formed in September 1991 and has since grown considerably in terms of its programs and membership.

EEG is composed of students, individuals, families, corporate members, federal and local government agencies, universities, colleges and schools, as well as reputed regional and international institutions.

The organization is open to men and women of all nationalities and all ages and is actively encouraged and supported by concerned local and federal government agencies. EEG is the first environmental NGO in the world to be ISO 14001 certified. EEG is viewed as one of the most prestigious environmental groups within the Middle East and prides itself on its environmental achievements.

CHAIRPERSON’S NOTE

‘Together for a better environment’.. is the core idea around which all of our pro-environmental activities are woven. It is the common thread that brings educational institutions, private companies, government organizations and community together to contribute to the betterment of our environment. Emirates Environmental Group is a means to get closer to the environment by engaging into its innovative programmes.

I entered into the environment awareness field in late 1980s, with an inner calling to create and establish a system for a whole new generation of environmentalists. My ideas took shape of EEG in 1991 with the support of my colleagues and friends. Since then, our journey has been charted by a commitment to relentlessly widen our horizons, deepen our base and work to accelerate the pro-environmental wave in the country.

I would like to acknowledge the support of our collaborators, government agencies, international bodies, corporate members, academic members, student members and the thousands of parents and children who are a part of, and responsible for, this organization’s success.

We invite you to come be a part of our movement, to enrich us and get enriched with experiences and support for greater heights of achievement.

Let’s start workingTogether for a better environment!

Habiba Al Marashi
Chairperson EEG

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

The Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) is a professional working group devoted to protecting the environment through the means of education, action programs and community involvement. EEG was formed in September 1991 and has since grown considerably in terms of its programmes and membership. EEG is composed of students, individuals, families, corporate members, federal and local government agencies, universities, colleges and schools, as well as reputed regional and international institutions. The organization is open to men and women of all nationalities and all ages and is actively encouraged and supported by concerned local and federal government agencies.

EEG is the first environmental NGO in the world to be ISO 14001 certified. EEG is viewed as one of the most prestigious environmental groups within the Middle East and prides itself on its environmental achievements.

Aim
To contribute positively to the advancement of sustainable development in Dubai and the UAE by acting as a focal point for people of all nationalities and ages concerned with environmental protection and responsible waste management.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

Objectives

  • To increase the level of public awareness on all local, regional and global environmental issues.
  • To assist concerned authorities, where possible, in implementing environmental programs and projects.
  • To promote positive environmental action by individuals through active participation in specific projects, campaigns and activities.
  • To propagate community waste reduction and recycling schemes, both as a means of protecting the environment and as a flagship for improving the community’s environmental awareness.
  • To compile a database on various environmental issues and make it available to the public and institutions.
  • To foster exchange of information, experience and practices including our areas of expertise.
  • To mobilize the support of experts on various environmental issues from the public and private sectors.
  • To liaise with various target groups within the community to spread the environmental message and encourage volunteerism in preserving and protecting the environment.

ACCREDITATIONS

First environmental NGO in the world to be accredited with the ISO 14001 certification

Accredited NGO with the United Nations Convention for Combating Desertification (UNCCD)

Accredited NGO, Governing Council, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

EEG is a Member of UNGC, IUCN and GEF CSO

Lend a Hand..
Save the environment

EEG
SOCIETY

-Competitions

-Collection Campaigns

The pursuit of environmental conservation and sustainable development requires the community to be fully aware and sensitized about the multiple facets of environment and development.

Understanding of environmental issues provides the basis and a strong platform for enhanced commitment towards an environmentally sound and sustainable future. EEG has been at the forefront in educating the masses about environment and challenges associated with sustainable development.

EEG started its Educational Projects in 2001 in an informal way. EEG’s persistent efforts have been accepted and applauded by people of all ages and genres. Today, we have a fixed calendar of events for which teachers, students and parents wait enthusiastically every year.

The zeal and enthusiasm exhibited by participants keeps us motivated towards spreading awareness to ensure a sustainable future for all.

EEG
SOCIETY

-Competitions

-Collection Campaigns

 

Environmental Drawing Competition:

EEG’s annual environmental drawing competition, established in 2004 provides a platform for children to express their thoughts through art. Through this competition, EEG provides the budding artists a canvas to paint their ideas and impressions about our environment.
The specified themes on particular environmental issues are solutions that could be proffered are expressed through these artworks. The winning entries are included in the Annual Table Calendar.

 
For more information please contact us using the form on the contact us page

Winners of the 2015 Environmental Drawing Competition

Topic: Sustainable Schools (6-8 years)
  NAME SCHOOL
Winner Anagha Ramaswam Delhi Private School, Dubai
1st Runner up Brent Adrial Dsouza The Kindergarten Starters, Dubai
2nd Runner up M Daniyal Naeem Pakistan Education Academy, Dubai
1st merit Ashley Colaco Rajagiri International School
2nd merit Razia Laurice Santos Twenty First Century Academy
3rd merit Mohammad Salem Al Ratheeri Liwa International School
Topic: HAPPY & Sustainable Schools (9-11 years)
  NAME SCHOOL
Winner Vignesh Murthi Krishna Murthi Sunrise English Private School
1st Runner up Caitlin Dawson Horizon International School
2nd Runner up Edward John P. Gatchalian Philadelphia Private School
1st merit Yashita Saxena The Millennium School, Dubai
2nd merit Suhani Manoj GEMS Our Own English High School
3rd merit Bhuvaneshwari Jayasankar The Indian High School

Inter School Environmental Public Speaking Competition:

EEG’s Inter-School Environmental Public Speaking Competition (ISEPSC) is a forum for the expression of ideas and thoughts.
This bi-lingual competition, initiated in 2001, brings together students from around the emirate, to present their views on a chosen topic which is judged by some of the best educators and environmental experts. The competition is spread over two days and is inclusive of four current topics and is targeted towards students belonging to the age group of 13 -15 years (Sub-Senior) and 16 -18 years (Senior).

 
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Winners of the 15th Interschool Environmental
Public Speaking Competition

Topics for Sub-senior
Category
Winners
Environment and Development: Conflict or Harmony Winner: Ambassador Private School
1st Runner Up: Indian School Ajman
2nd Runner Up: Twenty First Century
Private Academy
Sustainability Our Responsibility: it’s no longer an option! Winner: Star International School
1st Runner Up: Ryan Private School
2nd Runner Up: International Community School
Topics for Senior
Category
Winners
From Global to Local:
Environmental Regulation
& Economic Integration!
Winner:Dubai National School (Girls), Al Barsha
1st Runner Up: United International Private School
2nd Runner Up: Our Own English High School,
Sharjah Girls
Overpopulation vs.
Overconsumption:
Where should we focus?
Winner: Dubai National School (Boys), Al Barsha
1st Runner Up: GEMS Our Own Indian School, Dubai
2nd Runner Up: Ras Al Khaimah American
Academy for Girls
OVERALL WINNERS
Overall Winners: Ambassador Private School
Overall 1st Runner-up: Dubai National School (Girls), Al Barsha
Overall 2nd Runner-up: Star International School

Inter College Environmental Public Speaking Competition:

The Inter College Environmental Public Speaking Competition (ICEPSC) was inaugurated in 2001 and since then has served as a positive depiction of commitment towards environmental change. Through this platform, under-graduate students are able to show their opinions responsibly on all structures of their society and surroundings. Held in November each year this platform is a skills building tool, molding student’s confidence and dedication to this cause. The Inter College Environmental Public Speaking Competition is a bi-lingual two day regional event that is open to universities from UAE, GCC and MENA regions.

The 15th Cycle of the Inter College competition will be held on 25th and 26th November at Dubai Knowledge Village.

The topics for this year’s competition are:

  1. Environment and Development: Conflict or Harmony?
  2. Sustainability Our Responsibility: it’s no longer an option!
  3. From Global to Local: Environmental Regulation & Economic Integration!
  4. Overpopulation vs. Overconsumption: where should we focus?
 
For more information please contact us

EEG
SOCIETY

-Competitions

-Collection Campaigns

- CAN COLLECTION CAMPAIGN - PAPER COLLECTION CAMPAIGN - PLASTIC COLLECTION CAMPAIGN
- GLASS COLLECTION CAMPAIGN - TONER COLLECTION CAMPAIGN - BEVERAGE CARTON COLLECTION CAMPAIGN
- BATTERY COLLECTION CAMPAIGN - MOBILE PHONE COLLECTION CAMPAIGN - ANNUAL AWARDING CEREMONY

CAN COLLECTION CAMPAIGN

The first recycling initiative by EEG, the Can Collection Campaign, was started during the year 1997.
Under the campaign, EEG has launched 3 special projects:
Can Collection Day – Last Thursday of February
Your Can for a Tree – April – June
Can Collection Drive – Second Saturday of October

Type of Waste Targeted: Aluminum beverage cans

 

Can Collection Day

EEG hosted the Can Collection Day on 26th February 2015, Thursday. EEG would like to thank the below entities for their support in collecting 5,147 kg of Aluminum Cans:

Support Sponsors: Rani Refreshments
Media Partners: 7Days
Venue Support: Gulf News
American International School – Abu Dhabi
Al Ain English Speaking School
Dubai Municipality – Parks and Horticulture Department
Radisson Blu Resort – Sharjah
Ras Al Khaimah Public Works and Services Department
Logistical Support: Abela and Co.
Al Futtaim Carillion
ETA
Lucky Recycling Jebel Ali
McDonalds
Sharif Metals
For more information please contact us

PAPER COLLECTION CAMPAIGN

Paper is one of the widely recycled materials in the world. Collection and storage of paper is easy as it is dry and clean. Recycling paper saves trees, water and energy and helps reduce waste going to landfill. The Paper Collection Campaign was started in 2001.

Type of Waste Targeted: All kinds of paper – newspapers, books, cardboard etc.

 

PLASTIC COLLECTION CAMPAIGN

oday, everywhere we look, we are surrounded by plastics in some form or another. A normal plastic bottle takes thousands of years to decay if discarded in the environment. Statistics show that each UAE resident uses an average of 450 plastic water bottles each year.
Recycling plastic reduces the amount of oil required to produce more plastic and takes a bulky non-biodegradable materials out of the landfill sites. EEG started this campaign in 2005.

Type of Waste Targeted: All types of domestic plastic.

 

GLASS COLLECTION CAMPAIGN

Glass is a 100% recyclable material. Glass takes thousands of years to break down as it does not decay with time. Glass recycling is encouraged because it saves natural resources like sand and limestone and reduces air pollution. EEG started Glass Collection Campaign in 2005.

Type of Waste Targeted: Soft drink, ketchup/mayonnaise bottles, medicine bottles, perfume bottles single layer (thin) flat glass, juice and water containers

 

TONER COLLECTION CAMPAIGN

Toners contain toxic metals, which if discarded improperly, can lead to groundwater contamination through seepage and soil toxification. Recycling is the appropriate way to deal with them.

EEG started the Toner Collection Campaign in 2001 when the extensive use of printers had just started.

Type of Waste Targeted: Toner and Ink Cartridges

 

BEVERAGE CARTON COLLECTION CAMPAIGN

Beverage cartons provide an air and water tight packaging to food and liquids. There is a huge consumption of beverage cartons in the UAE. Recognizing the need of beverage carton recycling, EEG launched Beverage Carton Recycling Campaign in 2010.

Type of Waste Targeted: Juice Cartons, Milk Cartons etc.

 

BATTERY COLLECTION CAMPAIGN

Proper disposal of batteries is extremely important as they contain heavy metals which pollute soil and groundwater. In some parts of the world, disposing of batteries in the trash is illegal. EEG recognized the need of adding batteries to the waste management projects portfolio and started Battery Collection campaign in 2006.

Type of Waste Targeted: Alkaline batteries used for hand tools, cameras, flashlights, toys and other items such as portable source of power, mobile phone batteries and car batteries

 

MOBILE PHONE COLLECTION CAMPAIGN

UAE residents toss thousands of cell phones each year in favour of newer technology. All these discarded phones remain unattended to and can harm the environment. In 2009, EEG launched the recycling of mobile phones to ensure a sustainable use of natural resources and to reduce pollution.

The information is propagated through Dialogue Sessions with school students and employees of companies year round.

Type of Waste Targeted: Mobile phones and accessories

 

ANNUAL AWARDING CEREMONY

EEG’s Annual Awarding Ceremony is a day set aside for honoring the efforts of our individual, corporate and educational institute members who have contributed significantly to save the environment via recycling activities hosted by EEG throughout the year. The Ceremony is hosted each year in conjunction with the World Environment Day.

ENVIRONMENT FUTURE,
FOR THE SAKE OF HUMANITY.

The pursuit of environmental conservation and sustainable development requires the community to be fully aware and sensitized about the multiple facets of environment and development.

Understanding of environmental issues provides the basis and a strong platform for enhanced commitment towards an environmentally sound and sustainable future. EEG has been at the forefront in educating the masses about environment and challenges associated with sustainable development.

EEG started its Educational Projects in 2001 in an informal way. EEG’s persistent efforts have been accepted and applauded by people of all ages and genres.

Today, we have a fixed calendar of events for which teachers, students and parents wait enthusiastically every year.

The zeal and enthusiasm exhibited by participants keeps us motivated towards spreading awareness to ensure a sustainable future for all.

TEACHERS’ WORKSHOP SERIES

‘TEACHING THE TEACHERS’ is never underestimated because it is through these specially trained professionals that students gain knowledge and power to make informed decisions about the environment. Since 2001, EEG has been closely working with teachers all over the UAE to help enhance the education experience that children receive.

The Annual Teachers’ Workshop covers relevant and current environmental issues and urges teachers to incorporate these issues into their subjects.

TEACHERS WORKSHOP 2014

The 2014, Teachers’ Workshop was based on Sustainability: The way forward. [....]

TEACHERS WORKSHOP 2014

The 2014, Teachers’ Workshop was based on Sustainability: The way forward.

The main objective of the workshop is to build the capacity of teachers regarding environmental issues in order for them to then pass this knowledge on to their students, schools and communities.

We want to give you the resources to change the manner in which your institution is run; to help it grow and move forward sustainably.

The specific objectives of this year’s Workshop are:

To deepen understanding on the concept of our role in the future of sustainability

To elucidate the concept of individual sustainable living and underscore its global importance and relevance

To increase awareness of key challenges brought about by climate change and water security crisis

To provide participants with practical eco-friendly knowledge and relevant skills that they can apply to their curriculums and everyday lives

For more information please contact us

STUDENTS’ WORKSHOP

Workshops are the platforms where information is exchanged and a spectrum of different perspectives is seen.

EEG holds Students’ Workshop to motivate students to enhance the overall quality of the environment and guide them towards responsible, ethical and pro-environmental behavior. Held in November each year The Students’ Workshop is an event where participants from schools and colleges across UAE discover, discuss and decide about challenges and solutions of the current environmental situation

For more information please contact us

2015:

Lecture:27th January

EEG’s Journey
Presentation by EEG’s Chairperson –
EEG started off its series of community lectures for 2015, with a highlight of the work done by EEG during the year 2014. Hosted on the 27th of January 2015, the lecture was given by Mrs. Habiba Al Marashi, Chairperson of EEG; a person who needs no introduction amongst the EEG community.

Lecture : 24th February

Waste Management & Recycling – Bee’ah’s success story in Sharjah
The lecture was administered by Mr. Harbinder Singh, MD Waste Management of Bee’ah. He spoke about the work Bee’ah has done for the past many years in the Emirate of Sharjah in the field of recycling. Working with the goal of zero waste to landfill, Bee’ah plays a major role in supporting recycling initiatives and maintenance of landfills in Sharjah.

Lecture : 31st March

Healthy Eating Habits
The speaker Mr. Robin Gomes, Executive Corporate Chef EEG hosted its 3rd Community Lecture on this important but most often forgotten topic. The speaker Mr. Robin Gomes, Executive Corporate Chef with more than 3 decades of experience under his belt, gave an intriguing lecture, stressing the fact “You are what you eat”. He mentioned that UAE, due to its high standard of living and diverse population has a large palate and citizens rarely notice how the food they eat, is effecting their environment and their health.

For more information please contact us

COMMUNITY LECTURES 2014:

Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) has been providing a continuing platform for over two decades to highlight these commendable endeavors. EEG’s popular community lectures have been very effective in bringing these inspiring success stories to light. Held on the last Tuesday of every month throughout the year, these free sessions feature a wide range of experts, leaders and personalities associated with environment and sustainability. They represent a cross-section of sectors from industry, government, academia and civil society. Through a lecture and discussion style, these events have proved to be a great conduit to pass on knowledge and information about trends, developments, concepts and technologies related to environment and sustainability.

LECTURE-Feb 25

Food Security- Meeting Challenges Through Innovation
By Dr.Ismahane Elouli, Director General of International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA)

LECTURE-Mar 25

Wastewater- From Pollution to Solution
By Eng. Rasheed Karkin, Head of Jebel Ali Operation Section, Sewerage Treatment Plant Department, Dubai Municipality

LECTURE- Apr 29

Aluminum Recycling – Does it really save the environment?
By Eng. Salam Sharif, CEO Sharif Group and President Bureau of Middle East Recycling

LLECTURE-May 29

Who is Responsible for Food Wastage?
By 5 of the Top School teams of the Interschool Public Speaking Competition 2014: Sunrise English Private School, Star International School, the Indian High School, Delhi Private School, and Al Ittihad Private School.

LECTURE- Jun 24

Wildlife and Biodiversity Conservation
By Mr Moaz Sawaf, Project Manager, EWS- WWF

LECTURE-Aug 26

Energy, Sustainability and Living-A Quality Perspective Viewpoint
By Mr Sarfaz Dairkee, General Manager, Corporate Development and Engineering of MAHY Khoory &Co.

LECTURE- Sep 30

Green Municipal Infrastructure: Practices from Abu Dhabi Municipality
By Dr. Ahmed Hassan Ali and Engineer Khalil Al Sokhny, Project Management Professionals, Abu Dhabi Municipality.

LECTURE- 25 Nov

Coping with Climate Change
By Prof. Saeb Khresat, Professor of Soil Science , Jordan University of Science & Technology, Jordan

FIELD TRIP–20 Dec

Visit to the Almarai Farms
EEG’s student members and their families were invited to the Almarai Farms on Dubai – Al Ain Road.

Caring for the
Environment and People

CORPORATE
OUTREACH

EEG realizes that the support of government organizations and private companies is important for pro-environmental campaigns. EEG engages itself with public and private organizations through meetings, presentations and dialogue sessions.

To conduct a presentation/dialogue session/meeting in your office, kindly contact EEG Office.

NEIGHBORHOOD
RECYCLING
CAMPAIGN

CAMPUS
OUTREACH

It is our strong belief that reaching out to the youth base of the country will play an important role in the future of sustainability in the region. Educational Institutions being the incubators of future leaders who will lead the global economic growth, our teachers perform a core function to holistically and spiritually gear the youth to deal with what the future has in store for them. The youth should aim to become whole human beings by showing compassion and consideration towards the society and the environment in all their undertakings.

Towards this end, EEG participates in many campus outreach programmes every year to impart the idea of sustainability and environmentalism among students – be it in the form of giving a presentation, being a part of an exhibition or inviting school/university students to the EEG Office.

EXHIBITIONS

EEG participates in exhibitions which promote the sustainable development at international, regional and national levels. We reach out to organizations from different backgrounds and countries through such platforms

 
For more information please contact us

Less Pollution
the Best Solution

corporate
initiatives

  • Annual Corporate
      Gala Dinner
  • MoU
  • Sponsorship
      Opportunities

Emirates Environmental Group organizes this traditional celebration every year to bring together the members, associates and partners of the Group, and acknowledge the collaboration of government, private sector and civil society.

The event is used to formally recognize all the institutions and individuals whose support and cooperation provided valuable inputs to the EEG’s work in the previous year. The event symbolizes the group’s successful efforts to mobilize different sectors of the society to promote environmental preservation and sustainable development.

For 2015, EEG organized the Gala Dinner under the theme of ‘Partners Of Sustainability’; the event drew in a diverse crowd of more than 200 VIPs from the public and private sectors.

The dinner was sponsored by the following companies :

 

The event was a Carbon Neutral Event courtesy of Farnek with MyClimate, a Swiss climate protection organization, and managed to offset 3.71 tonnes of CO2 equivalent emissions making it a Climate Neutral Event.

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corporate
initiatives

  • Annual Corporate
      Gala Dinner
  • MoU
  • Sponsorship
      Opportunities
  • MoU with Canadian University of Dubai
  • MoU with ECAT
  • MoU with Foreign Exchange and Remittance Group (FERG)
  • MoU with Foreign Exchange and Remittance Group (FERG)
  • MoU with Dubai Water & Electricity Authority (DEWA)
  • MoU with Zajel Courier Services
  • MoU with Environment Society of Oman (ESO)
  • MoU with Al Hilal Bank
  • MoU with FEWA
  • MOU with United Arab Emirates Football Association
 
  • Annual Corporate
      Gala Dinner
  • MoU
  • Sponsorship
      Opportunities

Demonstrate your leadership and commitment to ensure a sustainable future by one of the many programmess that we have sponsoring.

This is an opportunity to highlight how you are working to creatively solve environmental issues. Our sponsorship packages are designed to help you obtain your social responsibility as well as marketing and outreach objectives. EEG has a wide variety of events for different types of categories for the year

Educational Programmes

Environmental Drawing Competition
Inter-School Environmental Public Speaking Competition
Inter-College Environmental Public Speaking

Competition

Teachers’ Workshop
Students’ Workshop

Special Projects

For Our Emirates – We Plant
Clean Up UAE

Publications

EEG’s publications are a vital tool in increasing the capacity of the EEG network and help EEG’s messages to reach out to more and more people and organizations. The publications relate to various environmental topics, the past months’ news and updates on the environmental agenda at the national, regional and global level. Some of these publications
Posters
Flyers/Brochures
Table Calendar
Waste Paper Magazine
Annual report

Should you be interested in any of the above, please feel free to
write or call us and we’ll be very happy to provide you with the
information.

 

WE ARE
THE FUTURE

The pursuit of environmental conservation and sustainable development requires the community to be fully aware and sensitized about the multiple facets of environment and development.

Understanding of environmental issues provides the basis and a strong platform for enhanced commitment towards an environmentally sound and sustainable future. EEG has been at the forefront in educating the masses about environment and challenges associated with sustainable development.

EEG started its Educational Projects in 2001 in an informal way. EEG’s persistent efforts have been accepted and applauded by people of all ages and genres. Today, we have a fixed calendar of events for which teachers, students and parents wait enthusiastically every year.

The zeal and enthusiasm exhibited by participants keeps us motivated towards spreading awareness to ensure a sustainable future for all.

FOR OUR EMIRATES WE PLANT

‘The first of its kind in the UAE and the most innovative of EEG’s Projects, the “For Our Emirates We Plant” sees an integration of our diverse Waste Management Campaigns with Tree Planting Initiatives. The idea of the project is to provide a platform to the community to recycle their wastes and in light of their efforts plant a tree under the entity’s (company, academic institution or family) name in one of the Emirates in the UAE.

EEG combined its various Tree Planting Initiatives under the umbrella of the “For Our Emirates – We Plant”. This project has four spokes under its belt: The “Your Can for a Tree” initiative, the “Neighborhood Recycling Project”, the “One Root One Communi-Tree” project and the “Together We Plant” initiative.

The four campaigns form a seamless integration between EEG’s Waste Management Programmes and Tree Planting Initiatives.

Your Can For a Tree

Launched during the year 2012 to provide a boost to Aluminum Recycling in the UAE, the initiative provides the platform to companies, academic institutions and families to plant an indigenous tree under their name once reaching the targets set out for the project. A total of 17,080 participants were engaged by 177 student members who held this campaign and managed to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions of 293 MTCO2E, save 2,218 trees and 371 cubic meters of landfill space.

Project Duration: April – June

One Root One Communi-Tree

One Root One Communi-Tree
The project stresses on the importance of recycling all types of waste and on the increasing the sustainable green patch. With participation from the community; public and private organizations, educational institutions and families, different targets are set for different groups and categories. With the support of 12,415 participating entities the campaign resulted in the mitigation of 685 MTCO2E of GHGs, saving 3,509 trees from being felled and saving 1,047 cubic meters of landfill space.

Project Duration: July - November

Neighborhood Recycling Project

Aimed to engage the student community during the summer months, the Neighborhood Recycling Project engages EEG student members to run small awareness and collection initiatives in their own communities involving a minimum of 20 families. The Project has been active for the last five years with a growing response every year. In 2014, the initiative resulted in GHG reductions of 81.5 MTCO2E and 1235.8 Million BTU of energy savings. A total of 18 trees were planted under the initiative.

Project Duration: June – September

together we plant

As the number of organizations, educational institutions and individuals’ interest to protect and preserve trees and the environment is becoming more apparent, EEG continues its endeavor to increase the sustainable green urban spaces through its numerous environmental and tree planting initiatives. Taking into consideration the importance of trees in the environment, planting trees is one of the easiest and most effective ways to exhibit the global concern towards environmental protection. Such Tree Planting initiatives are of vital significance in educating the youth about the importance of trees and the various benefits which trees provide. Furthermore, throughout each tree’s life span, a certain amount of CO2 is mitigated. The accumulative number of trees planted until the 30th of April 2015 is 2,093,227, thus the accumulative CO2 mitigated from all the above mentioned programs is 17,789 MTCO2E

Planting For A Greener Future

EEG took on a special project in 2014 in association with McDonald’s UAE to plant 350 indigenous trees in seven government schools across the seven Emirates within a year. The initiative began on the 17th of April 2014 by signed a contract with McDonald’s UAE and was called “Planting For A Greener Future”.

school Name Emirates DATE OF EVENT
Al Aqsa School Dubai 22nd May 2014
Shaikha Bint Saeed Ajman 23rd October 2014
National Charity School Sharjah 30th November 2014
Bint Al Shatee’ School Umm Al Quwain 25th December 2014
Al Mrisheed School Fujairah 5th March 2015
Taryam Omran School Ras Al Khaimah 14th April 2015
Al Waleed Bin Abdulmalik Abu Dhabi 26th April 2015

For the year 2014, EEG carried out tree planting in the Emirates of Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman and UAQ. In 2015 the rest of the Emirates were covered which included Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, ABU Dhabi.

At each school the planting was concluded by a ceremony which was well received by the management of the selected schools and the students as well as the members of the McDonald’s UAE management who all helped plant 50 indigenous trees at each respective school and became a part of the green movement. The 350 trees planted during this initiative will mitigate 3.09 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions upon maturity.



EEG’s Clean Up UAE campaign, is a pioneering activity that has successfully rallied strong support from sponsors, volunteers and relevant Government agencies. A platform that is solely dedicated to volunteerism, activism and selflessness amongst the people of the UAE. Clean Up UAE is a symbol of celebrating the spirit of the unity of the Nation by bringing people together, creating awareness in the minds of the young and old as well as advocate the cause of sustainable living.

The 13th edition of Clean Up UAE campaign was graced by volunteers from all walks of life – from high profile officials to CEOs, from laborers to municipality workers, and from families to individuals – who believed that they had the power to make a difference. And what a difference they made – the 123,176 odd volunteers of the campaign were successful in creating history as they collected 94 tons of waste. A myriad of a total of 104 sites all over the UAE by various organizations and schools who participated in large numbers and lent support to the campaign.

CLEAN UP UAE 2014

Growth and Extent of participation

Year Total Number of sites Total Number of Emirates Amount of Waste Collected Total Number of Participants
2002 6 4 4,500
2003 9 5 6,500
2004 12 6 54,000 12,000
2005 18 7 64,500 16,700
2006 20 7 70,000 16,700
2007 44 7 115,000 17,500
2008 44 7 140,000 23,012
2009 79 7 87,000 18,000
2010 106 7 100,290 20,362
2011 110 7 97,469 27,136
2012 112 7 193,851 42,000
2013 102 7 100,000 112,000
2014 104 7 94,000 123,176

Main Sponsor for Dubai: Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA)
Co-Sponsor for Dubai: Deutsche Bank - McDonald’s UAE
Part Sponsors for Dubai: Dubai Properties Group
Main Sponsor for Abu Dhabi: Huawei
Support Sponsor for Abu Dhabi: BP Abu Dhabi
Co-Sponsor for Sharjah: Bee’ah – The Sharjah Environment Company

Publication

Latest News

EEG participates in exhibitions which promote the sustainable development at international, regional and national levels. We reach out to organizations from different backgrounds and countries through such platforms.

participates in exhibitions which promote the sustainable development at international, regional and national levels. We reach out to organizations from different backgrounds and countries through such platforms. participates in exhibitions which promote the sustainable development at international, regional and national levels. We reach out to organizations from different backgrounds and countries through such platforms.

Memberships

Become a member: You can be a part of our programmes and initiatives and get involved in bringing about a positive change to the environment. Our memberships are open to corporations, educational institutions, government entities, students, individuals and the general public.

The Membership allows concerned citizens to enjoy the following benefits:

  • Copy of EEG Monthly e-newsletters featuring articles that are streamlined and up to date on UAE’s environmental issues.
  • Copy of our bi-annual Wastepaper Magazine containing in depth analysis and profiles of the environmental movement across the GCC.
  • Attend EEG’s Community Lectures, participate in Waste Management Programmes, competitions and public events that allow you to advocate for issues that directly affect you as well as connect and learn from others.

Membership Categories:

  • Associate
  • Corporate
  • Academic
  • Individual
  • Student

For further information on the membership benefits and fees, kindly email us at eeg@emirates.net.ae

Membership Renewal

All memberships are annual and need to be renewed. Once your membership expires, you will be sent information on Membership Renewal.

Gift a Membership

Share your commitment to the environment with a loved one by purchasing a gift membership that lasts for one full year. For more information please email us at  eeg@emirates.net.ae

Internship

EEG encourages its interns and volunteers to be a member. Being an intern / volunteer will give a chance to be involved in environmental oriented activity, which may be taken as civic duty.

This will give you a hands-on experience on working with the organization’s various projects. This may also give you an edge of being selected as a future employee of EEG. You will also be performing multiple tasks for various projects and to contribute to our publications in the form of writing reports or doing research, surveys and follow ups for our Waste Management programs.


PARTNERSHIP

Membership not only supports the work of the Emirates Environmental Group, but also benefits members in more direct ways. You can be part of our programmes and initiatives for practical and lasting solutions to the most vital environmental problems as well as to learn about living a healthier and more sustainable environment for all.

Open to students, individuals, educational institutions, corporations, government entities and the general public, our Membership allows concerned citizens to enjoy the following benefits

CAREERS

Working with EEG provides you the opportunity to work in a dynamic, multicultural environment. One of EEG's greatest strengths lies in our team. In order to grow our organization and reach out we are always looking for committed, enthusiastic, competent people who are willing to take on the challenge and grow with us.
We regularly have opportunities in Environmental Research, Waste Management, Project Management and Accounting and Finance. EEG is an equal opportunity organisation. If you think you have what it takes to provide strong and professional support to the organisation, then send us your CV along with a cover letter to eeg@emirates.net.ae


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