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How you can eat more sustainably in the city?

How you can eat more sustainably in the city?

Eating out is up there as one of the most popular expat pastimes in the capital, but is our love for food sustainable? We look at how you can be the main ingredient in making a change in the UAE’s …

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How is the UAE inspiring young people to love the environment?

How is the UAE inspiring young people to love the environment?

An Abu Dhabi teen is calling on more young people to take action for the environment as the future custodians of our world. Alongside teammates Varun Velavan, Ayan Deep Hazra and Akash Hegde, 17-year-old Nisarg Shah from Abu Dhabi Indian …

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Why is plastic the biggest threat to our planet?

Why is plastic the biggest threat to our planet?

According to environmental group Plastic Oceans, more than eight million tons of plastic are dumped in our seas every year. With this in mind, the UAE has vowed to tackle the use of plastic products with the launch of a …

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Eight wonderful ways to be winning this weekend

Eight wonderful ways to be winning this weekend

It’s the weekend, let’s not hang about. Here’s a quick look at events taking place over the next few days that you might enjoy! Thursday 5th April  Fancy something new? Enjoy a traditional Kuchipudi dance performance, choreographed by Shantala Shivalingappa, …

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How are students helping fight plastic pollution?

How are students helping fight plastic pollution?

Students are being urged to reduce their reliance on single-use plastics as part of a nationwide campaign. The Drop It Youth (DIY) campaign created by Goumbook, a social enterprise that promotes sustainability in the UAE, is raising awareness in schools …

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Now is the time to talk about plastic pollution

Now is the time to talk about plastic pollution

It’s estimated that 500 million drinking straws are used per day in the US alone, and that by 2050, our oceans will contain more plastic than fish. It’s with this in mind that a local food delivery company is taking …

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Should you be doing more to stop using plastic?

Should you be doing more to stop using plastic?

A returning initiative is hoping to educate people about the importance of recycling plastics. The Waste Free Environment Campaign, launched by the Gulf Petrochemical and Chemical Association (GPCA), will take place for the sixth time from 18th to 22nd February. …

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Why UAE oceans are ranked the best in the GCC

Why UAE oceans are ranked the best in the GCC

The nation is a regional leader in terms of its overall marine environment health, according to the results of a global study. The Ocean Health Index scored the UAE 77 points out of a possible 100 for 2017, ranking it …

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Grab the little ones for some fun festive baking

Grab the little ones for some fun festive baking

Get creative with the kids and try out these tasty festive recipes Combine one cup of good cheer, three cups generosity, a pinch of magic and sprinkle liberally with excited children, and you’ve got the recipe for the best festive …

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How to travel without hurting the environment

How to travel without hurting the environment

Are your travelling habits having a negative impact on the world? The concept of travelling to the other side of the world has become commonplace. Many of us don’t bat an eye flying to faraway destinations, taking multiple flights, cars, …

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