QGBC – latest Publication, Green Homes – Your Guide to a Greener Healthier Home
Whether you are a homeowner aspiring to design your dream home or retrofit your existing home, or an industry professional looking to adopt green practices in constructing residential spaces, this handbook will inspire you to add value to your home, reduce energy cost and consumption, fight climate change, and along the way create a healthy living for you and your community.
Every year, countless electronic devices become obsolete and cause massive amounts of electronic waste. Safe disposal of discarded equipment is a growing challenge for consumers as well as governing bodies. The Environment Department at HS&E are continuously encouraging our community to choose a sustainable lifestyle and will be hosting the third annual E-waste recycling drive starting 3rd October 2021.
This is a list of acceptable and non-acceptable devices for the E-waste drive:
The drive will take place through designated collection bins at Multaqa, Texas A and M and Lulu Express (Housing Lot . E-waste bins at these locations will be available for a period of three months starting first week of October until December 2021.
Msheireb Downtown Doha – Exhibition
Saturday 23 – Saturday 30 October
4.30 PM – 7.30 PMMDD is hosting a weeklong B2C sustainability themed activation in Barahat Msheireb. Key entities such as Shell, Seashore Group, Supreme Committee, Msheireb Properties, Beehive, Doha Debates, Qatar Foundation, Qatar Green Building Council & Hungarian Council will be participating. Activations and education for the public will include physical educational booths by key partners and sustainability talks and panel discussions and workshops.
Al Zubarah UNESCO World Heritage Site Beach Cleanup
Friday 22 October – 5.30 PM
We are going to the beautiful beach at the Al Zubarah archeological site for an awesome beach cleanup. This event is kid and family friendly. For additional details and to register contact @deapqatar on their social media pages or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Due to covid registration is mandatory. We have limited spaces available.
-3:30pm Arrive to the meeting point.
-3:45-4:45pm Cleanup Activities.
-4:45-5:30 pm Social time, enjoy a clean beach.
Peterson Qatar to Announce the ‘’Zero Plastic Week” Competition
Peterson Office in Qatar is launching the “Zero Plastic Waste” and we invite YOU to join and compete with us!
How does it work? From the 23rd to the 30th of October you should try to avoid using and/or buying any kind of plastic to effectively produce Zero Plastic Waste. If you have no other option and do use plastic please separate this and store all the plastic that you have generated during the week. At the end of the period you will weigh your plastic waste (in grams) and record the final value. The person with the least plastic waste generated wins. It’s as simple as that and anyone can participate!
البرنامج الوطني للترشيد وكفاءة الطاقة – ترشيد
تاريخ 24 حتى 28 أكتوبر2021
حديقة كهرماء للتوعية
ستقام عدد من الأنشطة والمحاضرات التوعوية لطلاب المدارس تهدف الى نشر الوعي باتباع سلوكيات صديقة للبيئة و الحد من الانبعاثات الكربونية الضارة
بالإضافة الى ذلك سيقام بازار الاستدامة في حديقة كهرماء للتوعية ، حيث سيتم عرض منتجات صديقة للبيئة لتشجيع الزوار على استخدامها والمحافظة على البيئة
بالإضافة الى عمل جولات توعوية داخل الحديقة
Eco Friendly Event Workshop Online – Be Creative Lets Think out of the Box
26 October 2021
Lets Support our Planet with this Amazing Workshop by Hritika Bhagat, Founder- Quality Compliance | Heal ‘O’ Art | InterNations Ambassador | Art Life Coach | Art Therapist | Agile Enthusiast
Lets Be Creative & think out of the box in this amazing workshop.
A box of any size
white sheet( A4 printing sheets can also be used)
The Workshop will be over Zoom.
Plastic Caps Building Competition Saturday 30 October 3 PM – 6 PM Barahat Msheireb
Plastic Water Bottles Caps:
Our planet is drowning in plastic pollution—it’s time for change! Through the history of plastic, plastic bottle went from miracle container to hated garbage.
Recent years have seen an increase in awareness regarding the negative impact plastic water bottles have on the environment. Unfortunately, while most people know that plastic water bottles are bad for the environment, this awareness has not resulted in a significant drop in the use of disposable water bottles. In fact, their use is still on the increase with Americans using an average of 50 billion plastic water bottles a year; and while recycling is more accessible than ever, 90% of plastic water bottles are not recycled after use, meaning that billions of plastic bottles are entering our landfills, and even our oceans, every year.Recycling Art:
I’s time for change, recycled art is creative work that’s made from discarded materials that once had another purpose. This includes anything from plastic caps and vehicle tires to scraps of cloth and building supplies.
Artists who make recycled art take recyclable materials and make them into something new and meaningful. It is time to become more creative during Qatar Sustainability Week, we will form teams (complete the registration form) and compete to create art buildings/towers using recycled plastic bottles caps.
Plastic Bottles Caps Building Competition Details:
• • _Date: Saturday 30th October 2021
• • _Timing: 03:00 PM till 07:00 PM
• • _Location: Barahat Msheireb – Next to Mandarin Oriental Hotel – Msheireb City
• • _Teams: 5 individuals per team (fill the registration form)
• • _Given Material & Equipment: 1,000 plastic caps of different shape, color or size (mainly plastic bottles caps). 1 glue gun, 5 wooden skewers and 1 screw driver & 1 roll of twine jute wire.
Loop scooters are the new way around Qatar.
Formed by Qatar’s first-generation young entrepreneur with a passion to bring the mobility revolution for Qatar market in various sectors has taken up the vision to support the government program in reshaping the nation.
Through the scooter sharing service, Loop Mobility aims to enter an entirely new market, increase revenue, create social benefits, and allow customers to use green method for commuting.
At La Terre Luxury we always ask “Is this good for the earth?” followed by “Is it good for others, is it good for me?”
La Terre Luxury is one of the first local e-commerce platform to curate a selection of ethical and sustainable brands from all over the world to you; inspiring a movement of mindful purchasing. On the occasion of Qatar Sustainable Week 2021, we are offering a 10% discount on all our products. Do check our webstore and get ready for #QSW2021 by wearing our sustainable and earth day products.
Use of Cloth Grocery Bags
We will be cloth bags to staff and guests to use during Qatar Sustainability Week 2021 to use for supermarket shopping instead of using plastic bags.
Are you ready for a change? You are ACTIVISTS IN ACTION and we are CALLING on YOU to TAKE ACTION!
Join Qatar Academy Doha Student Leaders as we unite our voices to ban single-use plastic bags in Qatar!
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has” – Margaret Mead
Ultimate campaign goals:
Raise awareness about the dangers of single-use plastics, particularly plastic bags on our environment.
Present a petition with 10,000 signatures of people supporting the banning of plastic bags in Qatar. The Activists in Action group will present this petition to Qatar Foundation and Governmental Leaders to support immediate action for a more sustainable Qatar and world!
Lastly, we want to empower our students to be change-makers and learn life-long leadership skills to cultivate engaged and responsible global citizens.
We need your help! Please sign and share this petition. Encourage your network of friends to be a change-maker and join the movement to ban plastic bags in Qatar. Follow us on:
Qatar International Art Festival 2021 Sunday 24 – Thursday 28 Katara Cultural Village
The 6 days long art festival with 8 events having more than 250 Artists from over 65 Countries is coming together to show their talent and creativity with a world of Art Opportunities in ArtExhibition, Live Painting, Cultural Tour, Master Art Classes, Artistic Fashion Show, Cultural events, Awards & Certificates, Catalogs, Press, Media, etc. under 1 roof for 6 days.
Festival’s Live Painting theme- “The 17 Sustainable Development Goals”
Recycle Today! For better Tomorrow! Together toward environmentally sustainable world.We Come to your premises whenever is convenient for you to collect your waste papers. Let’s keep Qatar environment neat and clean adding value to waste.
One-stop Solution for all Recycling Services
SEASHORE RECYCLING & SUSTAINABILITY CENTER
Seashore Recycling & Sustainability Centre is a company looking to minimize pollution and waste in Qatar. We collect waste like plastic, used oil, metal, e- wastes, and paper; and process it in our recycling facilities. Our aim is to make Qatar clean and safe for the foreseeable future and to cultivate a culture of recycling. We want to promote the importance of recycling in our community and become the leading centre in environmental focused recycling in Qatar. We aim to be part of Qatar’s commitment to its National Vision 2030 plan and the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030.
OUR AIM ON SUSTAINABILITY WEEK:
To reduce the amount of recyclable waste going to landfill by promoting individual and corporate responsibility by implementing recycling.
To recover waste for its highest and best use while balancing rates and services.
To transform businesses from burying waste to utilizing waste as a resource.
End-of-life materials are processed in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.
ERIGO have the one and only facility in Qatar for the recycling of used cooking oil into biodiesel. ERIGO has its vision to develop social conscience towards proper disposal of used cooking oil and sustainable recycling. Apart from a business, we find ourselves responsible to make sure that each and every drop of used cooking oil is properly recycled into bio diesel.
Our session will concentrate on educating the public towards our vision.
Electronic Recycling Factory (ERF), is the first certified ethical recycler of E-waste in GCC, with the capacity to recycle all kinds of waste from electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) with no selectiveness. with ERF, Qatar will be among the countries with a national regulation system on E-waste , which will strengthen Qatar’s position as on of the most Progressive countries to address the worlds fastest environmental problem
Our cities are getting denser and our movement even more restricted and inconvenient. FENIX brings a new way for you to reach not just your destination but also your potential.
While you choose an e-scooter from FENIX, you are choosing an easier, more convenient, affordable and most of all- a cleaner way to ride! This sustainability week in Qatar, help us save the environment one ride at a time!
We are offering free unlimited rides for a week in Qatar
Take a FENIX, make a change and reach your potential!
Pick and ride the first and only E mobility company at present in Qatar to introduce dock less bikes in this pandemic to make it as contactless start and end ride by an application. One Ride Towards Nature event to encourage the people residing in Qatar to Use the Bikes and electric scooters for transportation instead of normal fuel vehicles for short distances which harm the environment by harmful emission.
One small step by a lot of people will make a big step towards nature. Our Team will Initiate in giving them a safety & education of using our dock less bikes and scooters .We made it as free unlimited rides within this period for more users to contribute their time and energy for the ride towards nature.
As part of their commitment to sustainability, Pavé Sweets and Speciality Coffee is offering Discount of 5% for the customers who take their purchases without paper bags.
As part of their commitment to sustainability, Elegante is offering Discount of 5% for the customers who take their purchases without paper bags.
No disposable Cutlery” option on the talabat Application during the whole Week
A simple gesture can sometimes make a big difference for the environment. talabat Qatar simply introduced a “no cutlery” option in the check out page. We are happy to see that this initiative has been successfully adopted by almost 100% of customers and vendors, with a reduction of over 10 Million plastic cutleries.
The Man Who Plants Trees Friday 29 October Torba Store
Film screening about planting trees called “the man who plants trees” it will be a family-friendly movie that’s 30 minutes long to showcase awareness about the environment on Friday 10 am 29/10/21 in Torba Store.
No plastics day October 26 2021
All Carrefour stores in Qatar on October 26 , 2021 will stop plastic bags and only provide biodegradable paper bags or recyclabel bags to their customers. Through this event they aim to save usage of 100,000 plastics bags
Nature Tour: Mangrove ecology, wildlife tracking, and conservation action
30 October Al Mafjar Mangrove forest
Join us in this nature tour in the Al Mafjar mangrove forest, co-organized with QNHG and led by ecologist Dr. Aspa D. Chatziefthimiou and naturalist Raviv Cohen. We will explore the ecology of the area and we will track for wildlife. We will showcase and implement conservation actions in the mangroves, and have plenty of time for lunch, splashing around and birding.
The event is OPEN to the public and FREE.
The Cap to participant numbers is 30, with a waitlist of 10. Golden-framed Ehteraz and mask wearing during the tour are MANDATORY.