SynergY Receives Appreciation Award for Enthusiastic Participation in Earth Hour

March 29, 2013

Inspiring and Unmatched Enthusiasm at Earth Hour 2013

by Simran Vedvyas
Founder SynergY and Chapter Leader for UAE

SynergY Receives Appreciation Award by DEWA for Eco-Initiative and Enthusiastic Participation at Earth Hour 2013

It was momentous for SynergY to receive the Award for the Initiative and Enthusiastic Participation during EARTH HOUR 2013 by His Excellency Saeed Mohammad Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority DEWA. In his words "the historic Earth Hour 2013 has achieved the highest energy savings to date during the ceremony". The Youth Group members had the privilege and opportunity to light the candles with DEWA Officials and were very much motivated and encouraged by the officials from the ministries especially by the Director from Ministry of Environment and Water for Environment Education as they were in the next booth to SynergY.

The commitment of SynergY was evident with their serious and focused participation. SynergY members are primarily high achievers, ambitious, aspiring and self-motivated students from various schools and institutions across UAE. Their efforts were well appreciated and recognized by the officials, and this led SynergY to be the youth foundation chosen to receive the award for their unique initiative. Being the youngest group with a booth did not stop SynergY from being the busiest booth during the evening. SynergY independently managed a booth, interacted with families, youth and children promoting the need for Environment Education and endorsing the message - How much do events like Earth Hour mean to the generation today?

As many are aware, Earth Hour is an event that was introduced in 2007 in Sydney. On that day, 2.2 million people switched off their lights and other non-essential electronics. Following this, many other countries took the initiative and now it has become one of the highlights of the season for environmentalists all around the world. This year 6.7 million people or more observed Earth Hour 2013.

In UAE at the Downtown Burj Dubai the Earth Hour Celebration preparation started in the afternoon. The organizers, DEWA, prepared a spectacular stage with performances and celebrations which included an amazing LED-suit dance show, African music and a birthday celebration for two characters - Splashy and Sparky - who are well known and recognized in the local community for promoting awareness of saving water and electricity. The engaging parade and lighting of the candles to mark the celebration included thousands without any barriers of age, gender or nationality.

"EARTH IS BEST" is truly worth a thought- YES - Earth is BEST!


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