Confidence and powerful oratory skills are essential for effectively raising awareness and encouraging the conventional crowd to convert into environmentally responsible citizens. Thus, EEG provides the young minds of the UAE with a platform to develop their public speaking skills and express their concerns on environmental degradation. The competition prepares school students with confidence, critical thinking skills and sound knowledge on existing sustainability issues. EEG proudly welcomed Ounass onboard as its Support Sponsor for this year’s cycle.
In 2021, more than 400 students participated and the topics consisted of “Sustainable living: A path for a greener future?”, “Environment and Education: Need for Change”, “Balancing the three pillars of sustainability in a post pandemic world” and “Integrating environment & technology: A solution to sustainability?”
The topics for the year were chosen with extreme scrutiny, taking suggestions from previous participants, educators, sponsors, judges and with open discussion with the board members of EEG. The topics chosen this year were vital to the current situation faced by the global community, to encompass the shift in focus towards the need for sustainability during and after the pandemic. The topics and the competition drives the discourse towards several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals including SDG 3, SDG 4, SDG 8, SDG 11, SDG 13, SDG 14 and SDG 15.
|Topics for Day 1|
|Sustainable Living: a Path for a greener Future?|| Gems Millennium School, Sharjah|
|Environment & Education: Need for Change|| Dubai National School, Barsha (boys)|
|Topics for Day 2|
|Balancing the 3 Pillars of Sustainability in a Post Pandemic World|| The Philippine School, Dubai|
|Integrating Environment & technology: A solution to Sustainability|| Dubai National School, Barsha (boys)|
|Overall Winner|| Dubai National School, Barsha (boys)|
|Overall 1st Runner-up|| The Philippine School, Dubai|
|Overall 2nd Runner-up|| Our Own English High School, Sharjah|