Thanks to Dr. Ounsi from Eedama We really had a great time at The Sustainable City last Saturday.
Strolling around an eco-friendly neighbourhood was a very interesting experience.
We’ve learned that we have to change ou way to consume energy. Sorting and recycling are not the best solutions but thinking before consuming or buying will be more helpful for us and our planet. Switching off the lights, carpooling for school, eating local food, and many more useful habits to have.
We have to save energy if we want natural resources to last.
There are two kind of solar panels. Photovoltaic for electricity and Thermal for heating water.
We have to consider the environment and the climate we live in while building a house or a neighbourhood.
In a eco-friendly neighbourhood everything has to be in a walking distance: supermarket, school, or medical center.
The peak of the tour was for us to build our very own Solar Oven. A clean energy heating our food!
Why is it important to research when it comes to Philanthropy ?
It is important because you can learn new facts about your cause , you can see if there are websites that already exist about your cause , see what is the problem with your cause and see if you can change it , you can compare and contrast with the different websites that you find, and you can research about different organisation and go see where and how they act. That is why it is important to research when it comes to Philanthropy.
-Giulia (10 years old)
We really enjoyed our workshop with Tatiana yesterday. She is a real Green Adventurer and she really knows a lot about Environment. Philanthropy is also about sharing your experience and your passion with others, and we can see that Tatiana is really passionate about what she does.
We learnt a lot about the Ghaf tree and reforestation:
- The Ghaf is the UAE national tree
- It helps fight climate change and desertification
- It only needs 500ml per day of water.
- When you do reforestation it is not any tree it has to be a local tree
- A local tree is a treasure box for its environment. It provides resources and habitat for a variety of native fauna and flora.
You can find more specific facts about the Ghaf tree here
Try to find out more infos on why trees are so important for us and our planet?
If you love trees and you think that reforestation is a good start to protect our planet you can collaborate with Give a Ghaf, Tree planting program.
- Engage your class or school.
- Raise awareness about the Ghaf and how it helps fight climate change and desertification.
- Organise a tree planting at school.
- Ask your school to plant Ghaf trees within the school.
For more informations visit the website http://www.giveaghaf.com
In our “Become an Explorer” workshops, Philanthropic Adventures offers kids the opportunity to meet experts and learn more about practical solutions that already exist.
Our first expert is Tatiana. She is a Green Adventurer and she knows a lot about environment.
In 2008 she launched Goumbook, the main reference on green practices for environmentally conscious people and businesses across the UAE and the Gulf region.
“Give a Ghaf” is one of her initiative, a tree planting program in Dubai to raise public awareness about the Ghaf and its values while encouraging people to plant indigenous trees and raising awareness on water scarcity.
We can’t wait to see what she has to share with us.