Under the patronage of H. E. Engr. Sheikh Salem Bin Sultan Bin Saqr Al-Qasimi
Ras Al Khaimah Public Services Department and Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) begins the Year of Tolerance by rallying the community in RAK for “Clean up UAE” gathering
434 Kg of waste with the participation of 144 Volunteers
As a celebration of the National Environment Day, under the patronage and presence of H. E. Engr. Sheikh Salem Bin Sultan Bin Saqr Al-Qasimi, member of the Executive Council of the Government of Ras Al-Khaimah and Chairman of the Department of Civil Aviation, Government of Ras Al Khaimah, The Ras Al Khaimah Public Services Department organised a Clean Up Campagn in association with EEG & under the banner of Clean Up UAE Campaign in the Emirate of RAK. As we enter the Year of Tolerance, EEG upholds its mission since inception to integrate, involve and inspire all the members of public to come together for a better environment.
- E. Engr. Sheikh Salem Bin Sultan Bin Saqr Al-Qasimi who was present and actively involved in the campaign said, “The waste collected today will be removed from the natural environment and segregated to ensure the recyclables can be diverted from landfill. We thank EEG for its support and its perseverance to engage the different sectors of society together for a better environment.”
In his opening speech, H.E. Eng. Ahmed Al Hammadi, Director General of Ras Al Khaimah Public Services Department stated that, “Safeguarding cleanliness is a commitment that stems from our principles and values which we cherish and which were established in our hearts by the late founding father Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan … May we all work to keep Ras Al Khaimah beautiful and green”
Mrs. Sara Baker, Executive Committee Member of EEG concluded the day by thanking the supporters and organisers: “I would like to express my overwhelming happiness for the presence of all the participants who are with us today. Together, we are taking pro-active steps to protect and preserve UAE’s unique ecosystem.” She also thanked the Emirate of RAK and expressed her gratitude to Ras Al Khaimah Public Services Department for their effective contribution to the success of the campaign, Fujairah Plastic Factory for providing biodegradable plastic bags, Almarai for providing juices and Al Ihsan Charity for providing water.
After the opening speeches, the dignitaries along with the volunteers began the clean up programme enthusiastically and with high spririts! The campaign, took place in the Digdaga area and covered an area of 5 Kms with the participation of more than 144 active volunteers were all equipped with specially designed cotton T-shirts and Caps, cotton gloves and biodegradable plastic bags and containers for the collection of waste, collected more than 434 kg of waste.
As an accredited body of the UN Environment (UNEP), EEG is proud to announce that the Clean Up UAE campaign will serve as an effective implementation platform for the following sustainable development goals: Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities; Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production; 13: Climate Action; Goal 15: Life on Earth; Goal 17: Partnerships for Goals.