CHAIRPERSON’S MESSAGE

“Together for a better environment”.. is the core idea around which all of our pro-environmental activities are woven. It is the common thread that brings educational institutions, private companies, government organisations and community together to contribute to the betterment of our environment by engaging into its innovative programmes.

I entered into the environmental awareness field in late 1980s, with an inner calling to create and establish a system for a whole new generation of environmentalist. My ideas took shape of EEG in 1991 with the support of my colleagues and friends. Since then our journey has been chartered by a commitment to relentlessly widen our horizons, deepen our base and work to accelerate the pro-environmental wave in the country.

I would like to acknowledge the support of our collaborators, government agencies, international bodies, corporate members, academic instituitions and the thousands of parents and children who are a part of, and responsible for this organisation’s success.
We invite you to come on board and be a part of our movement, to enrich with experiences and support for greater heights of achievement.

Let’s start working Together for a Better Environment!

Habiba Al Mar’ashi

Who we are

EEG is a professional working group devoted to protecting the environment through the means of education, action programmes and community involvement. Established in 1991, it has witnessed phenomenal growth in terms of membership, programmes and partnerships over the past two and a half decades.

Our organisation is open to men and women of all nationalities and all ages. Our member network comprises of students, individuals, families, corporate members, federal and local government agencies, universities, colleges and schools, as well as reputed regional and international institutions.

EEG is actively encouraged and supported by concerned local and federal government agencies. It is the first environmental NGO in the world to be ISO 14001 certified and the only organisation of its kind in the UAE with accredited status to the United Nations Convention to Combating Desertification (UNCCD) and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP). EEG is a signatory of the UN Global Compact (UNGC) and hosted the Local Network for Gulf States from 2008-2014. EEG is also a member of the International Union of Conservation for Nature (IUCN). EEG is viewed as one of the most prestigious environmental groups within the Middle East and prides itself on its environmental achievements.

Aims & Objectives

To contribute positively to the advancement of sustainable development in the UAE by acting as a focal point for people of all nationalities and ages concerned with environmental protection and responsible waste management.

To increase the level of public awareness on all local, regional and global environmental issues.
To assist concerned authorities, where possible, in implementing environmental programmes and projects.
To promote positive environmental action by individuals through active participation in specific project, campaigns and activities.
To propagate community waste reduction and recycling schemes, both as a means of protecting the environment and as a flagship for improving the community’s environmental awareness.
To compile a database on various environmental issues and make it available to the public and institutions.
To foster exchange of information, experience and practices including our areas of expertise.
To mobilize the support of experts on various environmental issues from the public and private sectors.
To liaise with various target groups within the community to spread the environmental message and encourage volunteerism in preserving and protecting the environment.

Accreditations

ISO
First environmental NGO in the world to be accredited with the ISO 14001 certification
UNCCD
Accredited NGO with the United Nations Convention for Combatting Desertification
UNEP
Accredited NGO, Governing Council, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)