Go Green’ web portal was launched in July 2008 to remind people to be mindful of and sensitive to the natural environment in our daily life The main objective of the site is to increase the awareness of environmental issues that affect the future of the planet.
Go-Green.ae features ‘Green Stories’ that demonstrate the steps taken by corporations as part of their commitment to preserve the planet. Global organisations such as Panasonic, Orange, Toshiba, Cisco, Discover, Dell, HSBC, Google, Emirates Airlines, Marriott, Hotels and Resorts Intercontinental Hotels, Grand Hyatt, Zipcar, Nissan and Mazda share their ‘Green Innovations’ online.
Go-Green.ae is updated 24/7 with information relating to news, events, technologies, videos, web resources and success stories in the field of energy conservation, sustainability and environmental protection.The recently launched ‘Green Heroes Program’ gives credit and encouragement to individuals who have contributed in the fields of renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainability.
An interview with Sharad Agarawal, CEO Cyber Gear with WAMDA
Ekotribe, which was started by Mr Agarwal’s wife, Anu, sources eco-friendly products from 60 countries. The products include batteries that can be recharged on a laptop via a USB link. But how easy is it to generate awareness about green issues in a country with such a large environmental footprint?
“A lot is happening in the western world, not so much in the Middle East. I take it as a challenge. It is a difficult one, but someone has to do it,” says Mr Agarwal, who also runs a business called Cyber Gear.
Ekotribe range of products include green gadgets and appliances, solar lights, reusable gift bags and shopping bags, recycled paper and stationery, eco-friendly shower heads, eco-friendly toys, green books, BPA-free water bottles and lunch boxes, soy candles, organic beauty products, organic table linen, eco-friendly wallpaper and wall stickers, solar powered totes, solar powered backpacks, bamboo kitchen ware, eco-friendly household cleaners, biodegradable tableware and organic pet products.The challenge of ecological advocacy in the Emirates is partly due to the sheer abundance here, he says.
Some people are wealthy and “have everything that they want, so there is wastage. But they need to change mindsets,” says Mr Agarwal.
Ekotribe was started with a desire to introduce green living. They are the distributors and wholesalers of Eco-related products for the UAE & the Middle East. They help you live a greener lifestyle and reduce your carbon footprint through the products you use on a regular basis. Ekotribe’s goal is to offer products we all use every day at home and at work that can be replaced with those that are kinder and gentler on the environment.
Links: http://www.go-green.ae/ and http://www.ekotribe.com/
Source: Go Green and Ekotribe
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