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On the occasion of World Environment Day there was a big festival organized with assistance from Green Kurdistan Association, and took place at Park Azadi in center of Sulaimania.

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All employees of the HSE (TS) were invited to celebrate the World Environment Day by attending demonstrations on how CO2 emissions can be reduced on every simple daily activity.               

For more information please contact:
Eiman Al-Abdulghani
HSE (TS) Team, Kuwait Oil Company
Al-Tameer Bldg. Al-Ahmadi
Tel: + (965) 3861723
Fax: + (965) 3861495
Email: ealabdulghanl@kockw.com
Website: www.kockw.com

To commemorate World Environment Day,Health, Safety, & Environment (Technical Services) Team, Kuwait Oil Company (a subsidiary of KPC) invited colleagues to join them in performing some simple activities that contributed in reducing the CO2 emissions. The activities planned included calculations that demonstrated the amount of CO2 reduced on that day for each activity per person. Organizers hoped that once the people realize how much the environment is benefiting, these little acts would develop into habits that will become part of their daily lives. The organization was proposing the following:

  • Reducing the illumination levels at home, or using 1 less bulb;
  • Turning up the central air conditioning by 1°C;
  • Switching off our computer and TV instead of
        leaving them on standby;
  • Car pooling to work or when going out in the evening;
  • Planting a tree, or purchase indoor plants;
  • Spending 1 minute less in the shower;
  • Turning down the heating setting of your washing machine.

    For more information, please contact:
    Eiman A. Al-Abdulghani
    Environmental Engineer
    Kuwait Oil Company
    HSE (TS) Team
    Tel: +965 3861723
    E-mail: ealabdulghani@kockw.com
  • Fahaheel
    Thamizhar Samooganeethi Peravai (TSP) held an Special Conference on "ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS" AND "POLITICAL LEADERS - A HISTORICAL VIEW" to mark the World Environmental Day - 2008The conference was held in two session, "Political Leaders - A Historical View" and  "Environmental Awareness". And  was presided by Mr.Nilavan, Deputy Secretary of TSP
    For more information, please contact:
    Thamizhar Samooganeethi Peravai (TSP)
    Tel: +965 - 6852906 / 3727086
    E-mail: thamizhnadan@googlemail.com
    Website: www.anaimuthu.blogspot.com

    American Society of Safety Engineers, Kuwait Chapter commemorated World Environment Day 2008 by encouraging and inculcating the importance of environmental protection in children. The society achieved this by conducting essay, painting and photography competitions. All schools’ teachers and parents were requested to encourage their students to participate in this event.

    For more information, please contact:
    Rishi Jayan
    American Society of Safety Engineers, Kuwait Chapter
    P. O. Box 4047 Safat 13041
    E-mail: assekuwait@hotmail.com
    Fax: www.assekuwait.org


    On the occasion of World Environment Day 2008, the National Mining Company educated the people of Sohar on the criticalness of waste management and encourage recycling in all that they do and use.

    For more information, please contact:
    Phyllis Edwards
    National Mining Company
    476 Postal Code 321 Sohar
    Tel: +968 26865370
    Fax: 968 26865301
    E-mail: phyllis@natmin.com


    To mark World Environment Day 2008, the Information and Communication Tel-Center held an exhibition of art pieces produced through the recruitment of trash and waste in production pieces.

    For more information, please contact:
    Ahmed Abu Ismaiel
    Information and Communication Tel-Center
    Gaza - Abasan Al-Kabira Gaza
    Tel: +97 282073672
    Fax: +97 282073672
    E-mail: info@ictc.ps
    Website: www.ictc.ps

    To commemorate World Environment Day 2008, the Palestinian Centre for Communication and Developmental Studies held the following activities:

  • Developed six kindergartens in Hebron villages
        by providing them with indoor and outdoor
        games, stationary and helping materials;
  • Carried out a capacity building and improvement
        course for the teachers of the mentioned kindergartens;
  • Held six open days of fun and entertainment in
        saving the environment;
  • Built small gardens for the kids and named them by kids names;
  • Made each kid responsible for watering and looking
        after his/her garden;
  • Made painting workshops where the kids came up with paintings
        about nature and there favorite parts of it;
  • A huge gallery for the kids paintings was held.
  • For more information, please contact:
    Fida Abu Turky
    Palestinian Center for Communication and Developmental Studies
    Ahmad Amer Building/Ane Sara Street Hebron
    Tel: 009 7222299678
    Fax: 009 7222299678
    E-mail: hebron_hdib@yahoo.com


    Kainat Foundation in collaboration with Supreme Council for Environmental and Natural Resources, State of Qatar celebrated Word Environment Day 2008 by organizing competitions such as painting, drawing, essay writing, poem writing, slogan writing, photography, web designing, short film editing and Innovative projects for school going children. There werer also cultural events based on this year’s theme.

    For more information, please contact:
    Shakil Kakvi
    Kainat Foundation
    P. O,  Box 35132 Doha
    Tel: +974 5242045
    Fax: +974 4653873
    E-mail: kainatfoundation@gmail.com
    Website: www.kainatfoundation.net

    To celebrate World Environment Day 2008, GHD hosted a luncheon at the Intercontinental Hotel for all 300 staff of the Doha office including their friends and family with the theme "dress green for World Environment Day".

    For more information, please contact:
    Kane Dowsett
    PO Box 14352 Doha
    Tel: +974 428 9444
    Fax: +974 444 6127
    E-mail: kane.dowsett@ghd.com.au
    Website: www.ghd.com.au

    To mark the World Environment Day 2008, International Academy for Intercultural Development (IAID) with the support of Faber Castell, Germany, Friends of the Environment Centre (FEC), Qatar and QAPCO held the following events:

  • 30 May, 2008 – A painting workshop for short listed
        students of various schools and educational
        organizations of Qatar to be conducted by
        Mr.Kipp Greene from VCU-Q. ;
  • June 3, 2008 - 'Press Conference' - to be attended by
        environmentalists,artists and sponsors supporting the
        World Environment Day Celebrations in Qatar.
  • 5 June, 2008- A free seminar on WED to be presented
        by Ms. Maya Saikali from Waqif Art Center & Mr. Muqeem Khan
        from VCU-Q;
  • 6 June, 2008- A painting competition for all age groups;
  • 13 June, 2008 – A painting exhibition of the winning
        paintings followed by a prize giving ceremony.
        Prizes are sponsored by Faber Castell.

    For more information, please contact:
    Rajesh Jadhav
    International Academy for Intercultural Development (IAID)
    P.O. Box: 32267 Doha
    E-mail: worldenvironmentday@iaidonline.org

  • Doha
    To mark World Environment Day 2008, M.E.S. Indian School held the following activities to be carried out in the M.E.S Campus:

  • Bicycle rally for environmental awareness;
  • Campus cleaning programme;
  • Tree planting;
  • Painting display.
  • For more information, please contact:
    Shakil Ahmed Kakvi
    M.E.S Indian School
    P.O. Box: 3453 Doha
    Tel: +974 46818334 (ext: 248)
    Fax: +974 4681816
    E-mail: meskakvi@gmail.com
    Website: www.mesqatar.org


    Tetra Pak, world leader in food processing and packaging company, announced the signing of the industry’s first recycling agreement with Middle East Paper Company (MEPCO) on World Environment Day in Jeddah.

    For more information, please contact:
    Rauf Hameed
    Tetra Pak Arabia
    PO Box 9454 Jeddah
    Saudi Arabia
    E-mail: rauf.hameed@tetrapak.com
    Website: www.tetrapak.com/arabia


    Abu Dhabi Gas Liquifation company Ltd-ADGAS contribution  to the World Environment Day on 5th June was  to launch a Paperless Day .  From the experience and gains translated from their efforts on this day, they intended to repeat the campaign and progressively lead ADGAS to  a  permanent paperless environment  in the future .  Their endeavors were to demonstrate support to the UAE Government and Environmental Agency in their contributory efforts to save the planet.ts
    For more information, please contact:
    Gayatri Raghwa
    Specialists, Program development
    Environment Education
    Enviornment Agency Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    Tel: 009712-6934630
    Mobile: 00971505610079
    E-mail: graghwa@ead.ae

    Abu Dhabi
    The Reed Exhibition Middle East, Environment 2009 was launched; it focuses on Comprehensive solutions in the Environmental Equipment, Technology and Services sectors.

    For more information, please contact:
    Hayete Jemai
    Reed Exhibition Middle East, Environment 2009
    ADNEC Abudhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    Tel: 00971504528167
    Fax: 009714443768
    E-mail: hayete.jemai@reedexpo.ae
    Website: www.enviro-uae.com

    Eta Ascon Star held a desert clean-up campaign and public awareness session in malls. The clean-up campaign geared towards saving the lives of camels that are dying as a result of pollution.

    For more information, please contact:
    Kama Rajan
    Eta Ascon Star
    No 5239 Saladin Road Deira
    United Arab Emirates
    Tel: +97147073695
    Fax: +97142714963
    E-mail: krajan@etaascon.com
    Website: www.etaasconc.com

    SOUQ, A Maktoob Group Company held a small 3-day campaign on their website to encourage the use of reusable jute bags for shopping they also adopted a green theme for their homepage for the day.  They gave away stylish Jute Bags to customers for Free; these bags were carrying their campaign’s slogan: “Go Green… Reuse and Recycle”.

    For more information, please contact:
    Souq.com Team
    P.O Box 500074, Dubai
    Dubai Internet City,
    United Arab Emirates
    Tel:    +971 4 360 2320
    Fax:   +971 4 391 8509
    Email: wed@souq.com
    Website:   www.souq.com 

    The Emirates Marine Environmental Group (EMEG) celebrated World Environment Day 2008 at their reserve in Ghantoot on 6 June. The event featured a series of activities that aimed to draw attention to the importance of the environment, its fragility and stimulate communities to take action in their daily life to reduce their carbon footprint. The following activities were held:

  • Beach and dune cleanup of the Jebel Ali and Waterfront beach area;
  • Mangrove planting;
  • Screening of the Al Gore movie 'An Inconvenient Truth'
        as well as other documentaries on the environment;
  • Art creations from all collected waste;
  • Drawing competition about climate change and its effects;
  • Natural history scavenger hunt;
  • Traditional games and activities;
  • All activities began at 9:30 am. A BBQ was organized for lunch and prizes were handed out at the end of the day.

    For more information, please contact:
    Ali Saqer Al Suweidi
    Emirates Marine Environmental Group (EMEG)
    P.O.Box 12399 Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
    Tel: +971 50 625 5156
    E-mail: info@emeg.ae