Hundreds of youth and community members joined SynergY at DEWA, under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, during the event held in partnership with Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) and Emirates Wildlife Society (EWS) which works in association with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and in cooperation with Dubai Properties Group to observe Earth Hour 2015 in Dubai UAE. The event took place at Bay Avenue Park, overlooking the mighty Burj Khalifa at Downtown Dubai.
SynergY youth group with its’ team of nearly 100 youngsters participated in this event and many children have volunteered since the afternoon to support and manage key interactive areas at the booth that was designed to bring people from all corners of the UAE together to conserve energy as part of the global initiative and encourage people to be more environmentally conscious.
Interactive games, photo and message opportunity for families, youth and children, also promoted the need for environmental education and through the ‘Wall of Expression’, ‘Pledge Bubble’ and ‘Selfie Stars’. Thousands of people visited the booth set up by “SynergY” especially for Earth Hour 2015.
“As a youth living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and an environmentalist, I understand the situation and crisis that the world is facing today with increased energy demands and depleting energy resources. The solutions and action to deal with the predicament are not enough. Some of us are convincing as we make resolutions towards a greener future but the results have to be more promising. This is why youth like me, are determined to make a change by collaborating efforts to walk on the path towards sustainability.” Says Simran Vedvyas, Founder of SyenrgY, a student herself at the Universal American School in Dubai.
She added “By participating in Earth Hour in Dubai, we join to support the International efforts which aim at minimizing carbon emissions and greenhouse gases, and environmental pollution, providing sustainable solutions for global warming and climate change, as well as protecting the environment and preserving natural resources for generations to come”.
SynergY Youth Group once again passionately conveyed the message that, how much events like Earth Hour mean to the generation today! says Anisha Mishra, a student
Earth Hour is one of the biggest environmental campaigns. Introduced in 2007 in Sydney with 2.2 million people switching off their lights and other non-essential electronics, Earth Hour 2015 is the ninth year of the campaign.