Looking to be a bit more environmentally friendly this summer in Dubai?
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has launched its ‘Let’s Make This Summer Green’ campaign for the fifth year in a row.
The three-month campaign is based on “Start Conserving Now” and includes simple guidelines on how to reduce the use of electricity and water during the summer, encouraging Dubai residents to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle.
The programme allows you to compare your monthly electricity and water use with the average of similarly efficient homes. It then helps you make “responsible decisions” by providing top tips on how to be more sustainable.
To access the My Sustainable Living Programme, log into your account on DEWA’s website or smart app. You can then update your Consumption Patterns file to get tailor-made conservation tips for your home.
By adopting simple daily habits, you can make a difference in helping the planet.
DEWA’s ‘Let’s Make This Summer Green’ campaign includes adjusting the air-conditioning temperature to 24 degrees, fixing water leaks and replacing light bulbs with LED bulbs.
“DEWA follows the Founding Fathers’ footsteps and works in line with the wise leadership’s vision to conserve electricity and water while preventing waste. It also follows the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to launch initiatives and projects throughout the year that raise awareness about responsible behaviour and habits,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.
“This supports the UAE’s efforts to protect the environment and natural resources. It also reduces carbon emissions, which achieves the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, to make Dubai the city with the lowest carbon footprint in the world; and the Demand Side Management Strategy to reduce 30 percent of energy and water use by 2030
“Between 2009 and 2019, DEWA’s conservation programmes and initiatives achieved cumulative savings of 2.2 terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity and 7.8 billion gallons of water. This is equivalent to saving AED 1.3 billion, reducing 1.136 million tonnes of carbon emissions. These savings show DEWA’s efforts to achieve its vision to become a globally leading sustainable innovative corporation and demonstrate that it is a socially responsible government organisation.”
Khawla Al Mehairi, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Government Communications at DEWA added: “DEWA strives to engage all customers and society to promote sustainable development in Dubai by adopting daily simple habits and a responsible lifestyle for electricity and water to protect the nation’s resources. The large turnout for DEWA’s initiatives raised awareness about achieving sustainability and protecting the environment. This encourages us to launch more innovative initiatives that encourage stakeholders to be more responsible and promote competitiveness among them to reduce their usage and lower their carbon footprint.”
For more information visit www.dewa.gov.ae.