Khidmah challenges "switch off and we'll sow"
Company will plant 1000 trees if residents switch off for Earth Hour
Khidmah has promised to sow 1000 plants or trees if more than 50% of its residents switch off their lights during Earth Hour.
With roots dated back to 2007, Earth Hour is intended to demonstrate to individuals and communities the impact they can have on the environment by minimising electricity usage. This year’s Earth Hour will take place between 8.30pm-9.30pm on March 31 2012.
Khidmah has this year challenged the residents in more than 50 of its managed locations including mosques in the Western region, government clients’ buildings, villa communities, residential and commercial towers in Abu Dhabi. Staff will be mobilised throughout the developments to turn off non-essential lights during the hour.
"Khidmah encourages its team to work in a sustainable manner such as recycling activities at our communities through to the installation of motion sensors for lighting for our government clients," says Abdulla Al Qamzi, Managing Director of Khidmah. We are now also encouraging our residents to actively participate more in Earth Hour through our challenge."
Youth of Khidmah-managed residential communities will also be encouraged to participate, and the company has planned for art competitions and an exhibition based on the theme “I will if you will”, in which, through art, children will present their challenges to others in exchange for some environmentally friendly actions.