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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Fujairah Celebrates Arab Environment Day

Environmental Awareness

The Fujairah Municipality, represented by the Department of Environmental Protection and the General Services Administration, marked Arab Environment Day (14 October) with the establishment of a planting campaign at the Sakamkam School for Basic Education.

The awareness day for the students involved training and practice in the art of landscaping, the planting of trees and ornamental plants and the removal of garden waste.

A lesson was presented to the students on the impact of plastic on the environment. Brochures were distributed to reinforce the message about maintaining a sustainable environment and this was followed by a clean up of plastic waste around the school.

Arab Environment Day

This year’s slogan and emphasis revolved around ‘Cleanliness: A Collective Responsibility’.

The annual environment day is a celebration among Arab countries, aimed to encourage cooperation on environmental awareness and action.

The Arab Environment Day was first instituted in 1986, by a meeting of Arab Ministers responsible for the environment, in Tunisia.


Fujairah Municipality Fosters Community Service Among Students, FIF, 20 June 2011.

Geoff Pound

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Images: Photos of students, teachers and representatives from the Fujairah Municipality, ‘kicking some goals’ for the environment.

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