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Six students win Unilever Saudi environment award

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA, May 12, 2016

Six college students have won the Environmental Research Award, presented by Binzagr Unilever, the Saudi Arabian arm of one of the world’s leading FMCG companies.

The research award aims to increase awareness about the importance of preserving the environment, as well as engaging the students in environmental activities to unleash their talents and potential. The award consisted of three categories – Water reduction, Waste Recycling, and Energy Reduction.

Winners of the Water reduction category were Ghada Fuad and Munira Mazrooq. In the Waste Recycling category, Yazid Alsoleye and Khalid Barqi topped the list, while in the Energy Reduction category, the first place went to both Ali Abduljalil Almaa and Mujaihid Rafique.

Commenting on the award, Khalid Fayed, managing director and general manger of Binzagr Unilever, said: “When we launched the Environmental Research Award in collaboration with the Saudi Society for Environmental Sciences at King Abdulaziz University, we had a clear objective to engage the future generation in the environment preserving topic. The results were very encouraging, as students from all over the kingdom exemplified their talent, logical thinking, and sense of responsibility towards the environment through their innovations.”

Professor Rukaia Gashgari, head of Saudi Society for Environmental Sciences at King Abdulaziz University, commented: “Our role revolves around levelling up the environmental sciences and develop the scientific thought in fields of environment, and it also extends to spreading environmental awareness among the youth who will be leading the change in the near future. We are very proud of the students who participated, very optimistic with the researches that we received, and we look forward to working further towards organizing more initiatives of this kind to bolster environmental awareness in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.” –TradeArabia News Service




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