Earthna Centre for a Sustainable Future has launched the seventh edition of Qatar Sustainability Week (QSW 2022). The aim is to involve the local community in a wide range of sustainability-oriented activities to raise awareness of sustainability and showcase the progress Qatar has made in recent years through a range of initiatives, activities, and events across Qatar.
Taking place from October 8-15, QSW 2022 builds on the success of the national campaign over the last six years, in which more than 200,000 members of the public have participated in over 1,260 events since its launch.
This year’s activities and events will include tree planting at Heenat Salma Farm, the creation of several new recycling hubs, mangrove conservation with Mandarin Oriental, beach cleanups with DEAP Qatar, gardening workshops, and community garden building at Hadiqaa, among many others.
“Qatar Sustainability Week serves as a unique platform to promote both a national vision on sustainability and the importance of community engagement in this area, with the overarching objective to help the nation achieve its sustainable development goals,” said Dr Gonzalo Castro de la Mata, executive director of Earthna.
“By building on the solid foundation of the last six years, QSW is a national campaign that is both committed to the health and wellbeing of our local community and to drive sustainability at different levels. We are looking forward to seeing the community come together, with participation from government entities, the private sector as well as non-profit organisations and individuals, to promote sustainable actions that bring wide-ranging benefits to all.”
Earthna, launched earlier this year as a new member of Qatar Foundation, is a non-profit policy research and advocacy center which aims to inform and influence national and global sustainability policy and action. Bridging technical and research expertise with policy advice and advocacy, Earthna convenes a wide community of technical and research experts, government, policy and decision makers, businesses, multilateral institutions, and civil society to generate a more sustainable future.
During QSW 2022, Earthna will be working with several strategic partners including Msheireb Properties, Qatar Museums, Qatar Rail, Tarsheed/Kahramaa, Qatar National Bank, Education Above All, United Development Company, Seashore Recycling and Sustainability, Qatar Tourism, Al Wakrah Municipality, and Microsoft, Ooredoo and Qatar Free Zones Authority.
This year’s commercial partners include Carrefour Qatar, Lulu Hypermarkets in Qatar, Mega Mart, talabat and Abdullah Abdulghani & Bros. Co.
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