The College of Business at Al Ain University of Science and Technology, Al Ain Campus, organized the Second Annual Environment Day under the theme “Towards a Safe and sustainable Environment”, under the supervision of Dr. Mosab Tabash, Dr. Shorouq Eletter and Dr. Maha Rahrouh. The main purpose of the day is to raise the community awareness regarding the environmental risks and how to protect the environment.
The day activity was enriched by having our guest speakers from Tadweer “Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center” where they presented various workshops to closely know the programs that the UAE government follow to protect the environment. Eng. Khaled Alkhanbshi, Dr. Mathangi Radhakrishnan and Nashwa Al Amri gave a detailed presentation on Tadweer and projects done to protect the environment and reduce pollution especially recycling.
Dr. Adel Ahmed, Dean of College of Business gave a brief awareness about the environment. Moreover, Dr. Rafiq Hejazi presented, statistical look at our environment, while Dr. Tahira Yasmeen gave a lecture titled as sustainable development and environment challenges in GCC economies.
The “Adopting a plant” initiative was very exciting, where a plantation drive for some seedlings is done in the university premises which was distributed by the Community Service Department of Al Ain Municipality, where Prof. Ghaleb El Refae, AAU President, Faculty members and students participated in the drive.
Students were given a chance to contribute, and compete, in one or more, of the following: products made from Recycled Materials, videos and/or posters. The topics of students’ contributions had to be about anything related to saving our environment. The winners of the best Poster, Video, and Best product had received prizes at the end of the activity and, moreover, all participants had received certificates of participation.
The aim of the day is to raise awareness on the importance of environmental protection for economic development, as well as, on the need to adopt more sustainable production and consumption patterns.