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Dewa's call to turn off lights, appliances for Earth Hour

DUBAI, March 24, 2020

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has asked its customers and the community to show their support for Planet Earth by turning off unnecessary lights and electric appliances from 8.30pm to 9.30pm on Saturday (March 28).
 
The Authority is observing Earth Hour, the global environmental event, in cooperation with the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and Emirates Nature in association with the World Wide Fund for Nature.
 
On Saturday, Dubai’s prominent landmarks and several public and private buildings will participate in this initiative during the Earth Hour, which is being organised this year under the theme, "Raise your voice for nature".
 
Lauding the Dubai leadership, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, the managing director and chief executive of Dewa, said the emirate had become a role model of support for all environmental causes and global efforts to tackle global warming.
 
"Dubai was the first Arab city to observe Earth Hour in 2008, which underlines its leading role in hosting and supporting events and initiatives that raise public awareness on environmental issues," stated Al Tayer. 
 
"We urge customers and the society to take part in Earth Hour to raise awareness about climate change and global warming, as well as to promote a culture of conservation and protect natural resources as part of the daily routine,"he added.
 
Al Tayer pointed out that Earth Hour goes beyond turning off unnecessary lights and appliances for 60 minutes. "The ultimate goal is to raise environmental responsibility among the society and organisations and pledge to protect Planet Earth and its limited natural resources," he noted. 
 
"This is done by adopting a sustainable lifestyle and emphasising the importance of unifying efforts and joint work to face environmental challenges for a brighter and more sustainable future for generations to come," he stated.
 
According to him, Dubai had achieved remarkable results in reducing electricity consumption during Earth Hour 2019. 
 
Dewa recorded savings of 267 megawatts in electricity use in the emirate, equivalent to a reduction of 114 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions, he added.-TradeArabia News Service



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