Qatar Museums (QM) has launched Sustainability Week 2023, the first of its kind, tailored for QM staff, families and educational institutions in the country.
The series of events will run from today until February 23.
Qatar Museums’ Sustainability Week aims to engage QM staff and the wider community in a variety of sustainability-oriented activities. Aimed at raising awareness among the public, the series of events will provide the local community with the tools and knowledge that will spark their interest in carrying out eco-friendly and sustainable practices.
The list of events includes:
* Qatar Museums Sustainability Week will be inaugurated by planting tree saplings at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) Park at 9.30am today.
* Donate free plants at MIA Park today, and volunteers will be provided with free tree/plant saplings to nurture at home.
* Sustainability Talk tomorrow at the National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) Auditorium: a special educational talk for schools and universities will be held to highlight the importance of implementing sustainable practices in daily life, the environmental impacts of built environment towards climate change and will explore some methods of measuring carbon footprints.
* Donation/Recycling Day at MIA and NMoQ on February 21: dedicated collection areas will be available in both museums for donations that will be provided to Qatar Charity/Qatar Red Crescent Society.
* Light Out Day on February 21: in efforts to reduce unnecessary energy usage, Qatar Museums is set to switch off lights across all its facilities overnight for half an hour.
* Sustainability in Arts & Culture on February 22: hosted in collaboration with the Doha Fire Station, artists and experts will discuss sustainable art practices.
* Beach Clean-up on February 23: volunteers will have the opportunity to take part in a beach clean-up activity alongside Qatar Museums’ staff and will receive a certificate of appreciation for supporting the local community.
Qatar Museums CEO Ahmad al-Namla said, “At Qatar Museums, we are committed to support Qatar’s cultural ecosystem through initiatives grounded by innovation and sustainability. In line with the Qatar National Vision 2030 and Qatar Museums’ vision of being an active player in the development of a more sustainable and contemporary culture where people live in harmony with nature, we host the Sustainability Week 2023. We encourage the public to join us this week to learn more about sustainable practices which will ensure a better future for our nation.”
To learn more about the events and to register, visit: https://forms.gle/RUTFVB3q5FGKrQY78