SYNERGY Youth Receive Appreciation Award by DEWA for Eco-Initiative Making NEWS from North- East- West- South at Earth Hour 2013
SynergY Members volunteered with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and independently managed a booth, interacted with families, youth and children promoting the need of Environment Education and endorsing the message “How much such events like Earth Hour mean to the generation today!” They managed and made a Wall of Expression which attracted hundreds of people who wrote their messages on EARTH HOUR 2013. This busy booth with young students from across UAE, synergized the efforts and brought many students to work together for the same cause and gave them the platform to reach out to hundreds and inspire them with their work.
Earth Hour is an event that was introduced in 2007 in Sydney. That day, 2.2 million people switched off their lights and other non-essential electronics. Following this, many other countries took the initiative and started up the campaign and now it has become one of the highlights of the season for environmentalists all around the world and this year 6.7 million people or more are likely to observe Earth Hour 2013.
In UAE at the Downtown Burj Dubai the Earth Hour Celebration preparation started since the afternoon. The Organizers DEWA had prepared a spectacular stage with performances and celebration which included the amazing LED suit dance show, African music and also celebrating the birthday of two characters Splashy and Sparky who are well known and recognized in the local community for promoting awareness to save water and electricity. The one hour (60+) engaging parade and lighting the candles to mark the celebration included thousands without any barriers of age, gender or nationality.
It was and honor and momentous for SYNERGY to receive the Award for their Initiative and Enthusiastic Participation- EARTH HOUR 2013 by HE Saeed Mohammad Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa). In his words ‘the historic Earth Hour 2013 has achieved the highest [energy] savings to date’ stated during the ceremony. Synergy Founder, Simran Vedvyas takes the lead in inspiring the youth for more effective participation.