UAE Year of Sustainability: New guide to help residents opt for sustainable habits

It promotes food portioning, switching to slow fashion, adopting a more plant-based diet and reducing red meat consumption

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Published: Mon 17 Apr 2023, 1:40 PM

Last updated: Mon 17 Apr 2023, 3:28 PM

The Year of Sustainability team has released a sustainability guide that will encourage the public to adopt more sustainable habits in their lives by offering practical advice, expert insights and helpful information to inspire collective action.

The guide is available for the public to access on the UAE Year of Sustainability’s website.

This guide includes input from a selection of members from the Sustainability Experts Network, which consists of UAE-based experts with a deep understanding of the country's sustainability agenda.

It aims to address sustainability in various fields by encouraging the public to build lasting sustainable habits, such as promoting food portioning, switching to slow fashion, adopting a more plant-based diet and reducing red meat consumption.

Speaking about the approach of the guide and the actions it aims to encourage, Rauda Al Falasi, Strategic Storytelling Manager of the Year of Sustainability, explained, “This first edition of the guide focuses on responsible consumption and features expert-backed recommendations by Habiba Al Marashi, Sultan Al Junaibi, Ali Alshimmari and Nour Almehairi on how to approach sustainability from a multi-faceted perspective, looking at the financial, economical and health benefits of sustainable practices.”

“The sustainability guide is a much-needed resource that is made available to the public in order to enable them to adopt sustainable habits,” said Nour AlMheiri, a member of the Sustainability Experts Network, part of the Year of Sustainability.

“Not only is it informative and educational, but the guide is incredibly useful in that it is designed specifically with the needs of UAE residents in mind, thus making sustainability a more attainable collective goal rather than a vague ideal,” Almeheiri added.

Hinting at the next release, Al Falasi said, “The upcoming editions of the guide will target behaviours addressing the conservation of resources and climate change.”

The sustainability guide aims to empower all those who call the UAE home to make informed choices and carry forward the country’s deep-rooted legacy of sustainability that its ancestors practised by consuming resources more responsibly, thus ensuring a more sustainable future for the generations to come.


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