Dubai: State-owned utility service provider Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has urged citizens and residents of the Emirate to take part in Earth Hour 2022 by turning off unnecessary lights and electric appliances from 8.30 PM to 9.30 PM on 26th March, 2022.
DEWA is celebrating this year’s Earth Hour under the theme “Shaping our Future”.
The Utility service provider has also called upon public and private organizations to engage in Earth Hour by turning off unnecessary lights to show their solidarity to protect the environment and the need to take proactive steps to limit the effects of global warming and climate change.
DEWA has also urged organizations to promote the event on their social media accounts.
The DEWA CEO further observed that, Dubai was the first Arab city to participate in Earth Hour, reflecting the Emirate’s keenness to raise awareness of the danger of carbon dioxide emissions to limit consumption levels and waste of resources. Since its launch in 2008 and until 2021, Earth Hour-Dubai has achieved cumulative savings up to 3.12 GWh of electricity and reduced 1,607 tons of carbon emissions.
For his part, Mr. Khawla Al Mehairi, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Government Communications at DEWA, stated that the service provider attaches great importance to encouraging society members to adopt simple behavior such as using solar power, energy conservation, using EV and public transportation. This reduces the carbon footprint and ensures a brighter future for generations to come. Throughout the year, DEWA launches multiple programs, initiatives and events for conservation to engage the audience in sustainable development.]
Between 2012 and 2021, these efforts achieved cumulative savings of up to 2.2 TWh of electricity and 5.6 billion gallons of water, equal to $330 million and reduced 1.1 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
Members of the society can express their solidarity with planet Earth and their commitment to protecting the environment and natural resources by using the hashtags #EarthHourDubai, #EarthHourUAE, and #Connect2Earth.
They can also use the conservation tips provided by DEWA on its website and smart app as well as social media pages and different internal and external channels.