In celebration of World Environment Day, the UAE’s well-known environmental organization Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) held an award ceremony and art competition for the participants and winners of several recycling campaigns that are underway in Dubai.
Held at the Dubai Knowledge Village, the event saw close to 250 guests accepting prizes and certificates including 72 Recycling Awards and 18 Art Awards conferred by the Emirates Environmental Group.
Led by dignitaries such as Guest of Honour HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), and Dr. Ayoub Kazim, Managing Director, Education Cluster – Tecom Investments the Honorary Members of EEG and other high profile guests; close to 250 attendees were present on the occasion to accept their prizes and certificates.
Among the other group of prize winners were the top finalists of the Environmental Drawing Competition 2013 which was held earlier this year, some 560 participants took part in a three month long art competition on two themes, My Green City (ages 6-8) and Switch Off (ages 9-11).
The main attraction of the day was an Art Out of Waste Exhibition in which 18 schools across Dubai participated, Pristine Private School, Blossom Nursery, Northern American School, The Millennium School of Dubai, and Dubai Modern Education School were among the participants,
The student contribution from all schools was a visual treat for the creative mind, and with the innovative usage of cans, used paper and newspaper, put into daily use objects and decoration pieces. Dresses were made out of newspapers and cans, which were very attractive, so were the baskets made of of newspaper, chairs and snakes made out of keyboard buttons, cars made out of cans, plus working decorative pieces. This colourful and creative exhibition prompted the admiration and praise of all delegates, while exuding the strong message of waste management and recycling to all who attended.
To find out more about the UNEP World Environment Day 2013, please click here to visit the relevant UN Environment Program website.