Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) has launched an online campaign “stay green all summer long” to share simple methods for saving energy and protecting the environment during Ramadan and summer months.
“This social media campaign is part of our efforts to raise awareness among residents about how to live sustainably within the specific climate and cultural conditions here in Qatar. We look forward to sharing practical tips for greener living with the community over the coming weeks,” said Meshal al-Shamari, director of QGBC.
The campaign gives tips on five main themes including keeping home cool, saving energy through regular maintenance, turning daily chores green and environmentally-friendly cooking. QGBC informs the residents about the importance of incorporating simple and practical steps into their daily lives to stay cool and conserve energy using the hashtags #StayGreen #Qatar.
“Periodic cleaning of AC units will help airflow, which will save a considerable amount of energy. Installing reflective solar panels, awnings and patio covers will help keep homes cooler and save energy on AC usage,” said Head of Sustainability at QGBC, Dr Alex Amato.
The campaign also offers residents helpful recommendations for effectively preparing and consuming food and reducing food waste.
“This blessed month is a perfect opportunity to take a closer look at how we purchase and dispose of food. Some tips to keep in mind are avoiding grocery shopping when hungry, which can lead to buying around a third more food items than needed. We can also reduce food wastage during Ramadan by saving leftovers from Iftar and enjoying them later for Suhour,” explained al-Shamari.
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