The Public Services Department, in partnership with RAS Al Khaimah Educational Zone, are launching Green Schools Initiative for the fourth year in a row, one of the initiatives of “RakRecycles” which is concerned with sustainability and environmental issues. The Green Schools initiative is aimed at strengthening the relationship between education and sustainability and involving students in achieving the initiative’s objectives.
H.E. Eng. Ahmed Mohammed Al Hammadi, Director General of Public Services Department, said :
“I call on all public and private schools in Ras Al Khaimah to participate in the Green Schools Initiative for the current academic year, and I also invite all parents to encourage their children ,students to participate in the initiative and help them understand Its’ objectives, as concerted efforts are necessary to achieve sustainable development, raise awareness of environmental behaviors, practices and build a conscious generation capable of meeting the challenges of the future.
MRS.. Amna Abdullah Al Zaabi, Director of Ras Al Khaimah Educational Zone . said “The Green Schools Initiative, launched by the Public Services Department in partnership with RAS Al Khaimah Educational Zone , is a proactive and positive initiative that supports environmental issues through innovative initiatives focused on students and families and this contributes to enriching the labor market with national, environmentally conscious competencies that love and maintain the environment,”
The Green Schools Initiative in Ras Al Khaimah is one of the most important and prominent initiatives offered by Corporate Communication Office in Public Services Department. In this regard, Ms. Aida Matar Al Suwaidi, Director of Corporate Communication Office , added: “The main objective of the initiative is to inculcate the principles of sustainability among our students” future leaders through joint cooperation with schools in sorting waste to take advantage of recyclable materialsزThe Green Schools Initiative also helps raising awareness of the importance of agriculture and the conservation of local plants, It also contributes to their awareness of ways to rationalize water and energy consumption and find alternative solutions, leading to sustainability and creating a clean and beautiful environment in our beloved Emirate. Among the evaluation criteria is to participate in an innovative project that serves the environment in one of the following three axes: waste management, Landscape, environmental protection and energy management.
The Department of Awareness and Education in the Communication Office provides lectures and workshops and receives students and teachers visits for various tours in facilities of the department and then evaluates the performance of the participating schools at the end of the academic year. RAKPSD will honor the schools for their outstanding performance during the initiative, Let us have a clean and sustainable green environment for us and for our future generations.”
This initiative was first launched in Ras Al Khaimah in October 2017, with the aim of ensuring that all students, teachers and parents across the emirate are made aware of sustainable environmental practices, develop more proactive and positive responses to environmental issues, apply positive and environmentally friendly sustainable practices to students of all ages, and believe that this is the responsibility of every citizen and resident in the emirate.