Environment awareness rising in UAE schools
Dubai, March 31, 2011
The awareness level on key issues concerning the environment, health and safety (HSE) is increasing among different schools in the UAE, said a study.
The study by Shell, the global energy group, further noted that the growing interest and proficiency at the school level about HSE issues has been manifested by the exceptionally high degree of innovation and quality of the various projects that are currently undertaken by students participating in its Shell Better Environment Awards (BEA) 2011.
The site visits were organized by Shell in coordination with the Knowledge & Human Development Authority to check on the progress of the different projects that are entered in BEA 2011, while it also provided an opportunity for Shell to conduct discussions and provide students an overview of what judges will be expecting from their projects and presentations.
The different student projects touched on a variety of HSE issues that are highly relevant to the society, including climate change, road safety, obesity and smoking among others.
"We are delighted to see such great progress of the Shell Better Environment Award. We are confident that these projects and the innovative ideas from the students will ultimately contribute in various ways to protect the environment and to enhance the health and safety standards of our society,” said Omar Al Qurashi, director of communications, Shell in Dubai.
“Moreover, it is very important that we continue to generate greater awareness about these important issues and Shell believes that cultivating the proactive support of different schools will deliver great dividends in terms of discovering more innovative ways to address key challenges in the areas of environment, health and safety," he added. – TradeArabia News Service