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Government of Dubai Awarded Dusit Thani Dubai for ‘Green’ Support

The Hotel proves leaving trash in public places is no 'green' joke

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – The Government of Dubai and Dubai Municipality concluded its successful venture aptly named 'Clean Up The World 2010' on 24 November 2010 at Al Wasl Ballroom of Dusit Thani Dubai. Being the campaign's major sponsor, the hotel received a plaque, as a token of appreciation from the organisers, led by His Excellency Engineer Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality. Eng. Salah Amini, Assistant Director General of Environmental and Public Health Services Sector, Engr. Abdullah Raffia, Assistant Director General of General Support Services Sector, Engr. Hassan Makki, Director of Sewage Network Department and Abdul Majeed Saifaie, Director of Waste Management Department were among the senior officials present.

As this year's theme was all about 'Communities Caring for Nature 2010', the activities saw thousands of participants from the public and private sector — including students and social organisations, uniting in the aim to practice their rights for a cleaner environment. Thus, the largest clean-up drive in terms of number of participants proved to be both promising and uplifting for the Emirate's future. Volunteers whose hands willed to make a difference by picking up and properly disposing of trash had exhibited the value of teaching environmental awareness by example.

The programme included a speech from Dusit Thani Dubai's General Manager, Mr James R. Wilson highlighting that the hotel's direction has been aggressively traversing by means of energy conservation, recycling, and community services. He stresses the importance of organisations taking a stand against pollution and other environment-depleting factors, as well as commending those who heeded the Government's call to a cleaner Dubai.

Engr. Hassan Makki, the head of 'Clean Up The World 2010' team, delivered his riveting message on how phenomenal this year's project had been — both in the number of volunteers and volume of garbage collected. From the expected 25,000 participants, the number grew to 30,170 with 7,205 tons of garbage collection.

Organisations were assigned various locations such as public, industrial and port areas. Dessert spots, beaches and parks usually serve as ecological and economical alternatives to the residents, and are usually the victims of littering from its blithe visitors. The zealous team of Dusit Thani Dubai had likewise taken part in this cause at the Jumeirah Beach last 7 November 2010.

Photo shows: General Manager Mr James R. Wilson focused on the numerous environmental contributions Dusit Thani Dubai has been actively developing so as to serve as an example to other organisations


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