Young UAE eco-warriors lead charge against climate change

 

Young UAE eco-warriors lead charge against climate change

Dubai - On the eve of Earth Hour, Khaleej Times spoke to some of our eco-warriors and we asked them to speak their minds.

By Angel Tesorero

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Published: Fri 18 Mar 2016, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Sat 19 Mar 2016, 2:16 PM

Action to reverse climate change has to happen now. It's an urgent concern and we owe it to the future generation. But the kids are also doing their part; and in most cases they are actually leading the charge to save Mother Earth.
On the eve of Earth Hour, Khaleej Times spoke to some of our eco-warriors and we asked them to speak their minds. Let us listen to them and be motivated to do our part as guardians of the environment.

"Let's let Mother Earth breathe and rest even for just one hour. Our efforts may be small but it will be a big help if we all join Earth Hour. I call on my parents, relatives, friends to switch off lights and conserve energy.
Ron Emmanuel Dizon, Grade 3, Winchester School
It is my mother's birthday tomorrow so I plan to have a candle light dinner with her. I will participate in a conference in the morning where we will discuss the impact of climate change.
Simran Vidyas, chairperson of SynergY
I wait for this hour every year. I run and switch off all the lights even before it is 8.30 pm and light up candles around my house. I beg my parents not to switch them on even a minute before the hour.
Imaz Ahmed, Grade 6, Millennium School
Our home looks like a fairy-tale home as we light candles all around, it's almost magical. I do not even let my parents charge their phones during this one hour. I tell my friends also to do the same.
Aiza Talha, Grade 4, Delhi Private School
It is our duty to protect Earth. My family and me make it a point to switch off all lights and we all head out to Mamzar beach and sit under the stars to marvel at our dear planet.
Abdullah Zaheer, Grade 8, Our Own High School



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