Green Event Calendar

Architectural Design Days Jeddah
Jeddah: October 10 & 11, 2013
Advanced Building Materials Middle East
Dubai: Feb. 6 & 7, 2013

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Green Tip of October 2010

The weather is getting better and gardens and balconies can be planted again with new and nice plants. And you can be kind to your plants and reduce waste at the same kind. With a little effort you can use the Bokashi Compost Kit. It quickly and odour-free converts organic waste into a high-grade soil conditioner through the use of effective microbes or Bokashi – a Japanese word meaning “fermented organic matter.” For more info and to check out local suppliers go to: http://www.bokashidubai.com/

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Green Tip of April 2010

Almost everybody is talking about recycling. Lots of people want to do it. But did you ever wonder where to drop your recyclables? The Emirates Environmental Group EEG offers a map with locations of their recycling centers in the UAE. Check it out!

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=100927200895987292381.
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Reduce, Reuse and Recycle – who know where!

Green Tip of March 22, 2009

TOP TIPS FOR SAVING WATER
The average UAE resident can waste up to 252 litres of water per day!


Green Tip of December 16, 2009

If you are flying over the Holidays and New Year why not offset your emissions?

http://www.carboncatalog.org/providers/ 

!! Happy Holidays and a successful Year 2010 !! 

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On Friday December 11th, the middle of the Copenhagen Conference being attended by World Leaders, the citizens of the world are uniting to hold candle light vigils to press for a ‘real deal’.
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As part of this important www.350.org world event, the Abu Dhabi Eco-Chicks are organising a candle light vigil to be held on the Corniche Beach.
Please come and show that you care about cutting carbon emissions and demand a binding global climate agreement from world leaders.
Everyone is welcome!
Where: The public beach with the Volley Ball courts at the East End of the Corniche 
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 pm
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Green Tip of November 12, 2009

Small habits can make a different. Try to pay attention that your washing machine is always fully loaded instead of containing only 1 or 2 pieces of clothes once you start it. This will reduce the number of washings, reduce energy and water consumption and you will save money, too.

And if you are in the market for a new washing machine, make sure you get a front-loading model, which uses a third less water, heat energy and detergent than top-loading designs.

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Green Tip of October 12, 2009

Try reusable bottles. Beverage bottles, cups and cans are wasteful, even if recycled. You'll save money and reduce waste by using a reusable bottle for water and drinks.

Further, try taking your own coffee cup to work if they don’t provide reusable ones.

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Green Tip of 08.04.2009

Did ever think of replacing your regular light bulb with an energy efficient alternative? Same size but lasts 10 times longer and saves 78% on electricity compared to a regular light bulb. Not bad, isn’t it? Check out ILLUME (Ecobility Energy Solutions) which is providing the bulbs in an eco-friendly box or any other energy efficient light bulb. You can also join the UAE initiative www.MakeTheSwitch.ae

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Special Green Tip!  Join the action!

We will be switching off our lights in Dubai in support of Earth Hour on March 28, 2009 at 8:30pm!      Join us!

We know that switching off lights can make a difference. And now imagine thousands of people switching off thousands of lights all at the same time. This difference is visible right on the spot! Great, isn’t it? And you can be part of it. Join the ‘largest voluntary power down in history’ and switch off your lights on Saturday!

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Green Tip of 25.03.2009

Did you know that letting your mobile charger plugged in costs energy? Most of us remove our mobile from the charger but leave the charger plugged in. It will continue to consume energy, just like any other electrical device we leave standby. So please try to make it a habit to plug it out.

Good news is coming from GSMA, the Universal Charging Solution (UCS) – the creation of a single, energy-efficient one-charger-fits-all new mobile phones solution – will result in a 50 per cent reduction in standby energy consumption. Check it out!

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Green tip of 11.03.09

Don't idle. You'll save gas and emissions by parking and turning off the car instead of idling in the drive-thru. It also gives you an opportunity to add more steps to your day.

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Green tip of 17.02.09

Do you print a lot? Or do you think twice before you print? If it's not necessary to print something, don't. Decrease your paper margins to save paper, and print on both sides of paper. If possible, use ink cartridges that can be refilled or recycled.

So, remember to print sensibly!
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Green tip of 03.02.09

Can switching off the lights make a difference? Yes, it can! It will significantly lower the CO2 emission and will help to protect our environment.

So, remember to always switch off the lights when you leave a room. If you go out, make sure that all the lights and TVs are switched off as well. It’s easy and cost-free and can become a habit! Try it!

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Green tip of 12.01.09

Are you also frustrated with the amount of plastic bags thrown away or even flying around? Well, it is getting easy now to reuse grocery bags in the UAE since many of the leading grocery stores started providing their own environmentally friendly reusable grocery bags.

But what about the small grocery shops around every corner? Why not take your own bag when going to one of the small shops? Or maybe the pharmacy? They won’t mind. And you can lead by good example.

So, remember to always take a reusable bag with you!

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