Dawoodi Bohra EV Club — featuring electric and hybrid vehicles — conducted a 300+ km green drive through four community centers in Ajman, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
The event included motivational talks on living a more sustainable lifestyle at four Dawoodi Bohra community centers followed by an opportunity for community members to drop off their plastic, paper and e-waste for recycling.
More than 350 kg of recyclable e-waste was collected across the UAE.
The event was part of Dawoodi Bohra’s Green Hand Initiative, which promotes environmental sustainability in the UAE through collective action for Green Day.
The Green Hand initiative is inspired by the UAE’s Year of Sustainability and the upcoming COP28 UN Climate Change Conference at Dubai Expo City later this year.
Various experts from governmental and non-governmental organizations were present at each community center to share knowledge and experiences in the field of environment.
In Sharjah, more than 500 children aged five to 15 from the Dawoodi Bohra community created artworks on sustainability and the environment for an art competition to mark World Environment Day 2023.
Principal Peter Farrington addressed the members present at the Dubai Community Centre
Environmental Studies and Research Specialist at Dubai Municipality said, “I have had the honor of witnessing the remarkable efforts of Dawoodi Bora volunteers in promoting environmental sustainability.” The activities, activities and themes organized by the various groups are really inspiring and I am sure that these efforts to fight climate change will continue to develop, focusing on getting all members, including children, to adopt a sustainable lifestyle.
Coordinator of the program, Mustafa Fefko, said the Dawoodi Bohras are grateful to all community members who participate in the program and contribute towards building a greener future. We hope this initiative inspires others to take action to protect our environment.
Maria Poonawala, a student from Abu Dhabi, said, “Every year we talk about World Environment Day at school and in various student social clubs and hear about it in the media, but this time it impressed me even more. Realize the significance and importance in our life.
Nine-year-old Burhanuddin Saif from Sharjah said, “I participated in an art competition on sustainability and realized that our planet is like one big family and we all have a duty to take care of it. I learned that even small things like picking up litter or planting a tree can make a big difference.