During the first Saudi Environment Week, more than 230,715 wild trees were cultivated by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, in parks across the country.
More than 856 governments and private entities took part in the initiative titled “Protecting our environment for our society’s well-being.”
Besides the planting of trees, the ministry also sent around 71 million SMS to citizens; to help raise awareness about the environment. This move has successfully generated interactions from around 12 million followers on social media platforms, and the hashtag #bi’atok_baytok (Your environment, your home), went viral.
The Saudi Environment Week was organized in 13 provinces, which witnessed the participation of more than 527,443 visitors, the week wasn’t inclusive to the planting of trees, but it also included 173 cleanup campaigns that took place in beaches and wild sites. Furthermore, a number of wild animals have been released into a protected wildlife parks; and that is to preserve the ecological balance and help conserve the rare endangered species.
Participants included school students from more than 1,663 schools, in addition to the participation of 190 unions, associations and development committees. Moreover, 63 awareness campaigns were held that conducted over the 198 lectures and seminars.
The efforts of mosque preachers were highly valuable as well, seeing that more than 4,000 preachers joined in; to contribute in raising awareness and urging people to comply from a religious and moral duty.
The Kingdom is taking all necessary measures to transform the country into an environment-friendly one, this falls under the goals of the Saudi Vision 2030; That aims at creating an even better environment for citizens in Saudi Arabia.
The Kingdom also holds a promising future in renewable energy; seeing how earlier this year, the Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO) of the Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources expressed interest in seven solar photovoltaic (PV) projects.
These projects are the the next step in the Kingdom’s ambitious plans for using renewable energy, it hopes to achieve more than 25 gigawatts (GW) of solar and wind power generation in the upcoming five years.
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Vintage Cars Pop in Jeddah
In five days, an international motor show, will take place in Jeddah. The Jeddah superdome, 6th December and until 10th of December, will be one of the biggest international motor shows. The exhibition is sponsored by the ministry of transport and logistics and organized by the Salah company. The Jeddah Superdome, has set a world Record for being the largest freestanding dome in the world, in contrast to the Tokyo Dome which formerly held the title, with 206 meters. Located on the Madinah Road, West of King Abdallah sport City, the Jeddah Superdome has an internal area of 24,000 square meters, and a height of 46 meters, with a diameter of 210 meters, a parking space that accommodates 5200 viceless. The exhibition includes many experiences such as drifting, with professional drivers, on dedicated racks, go karting, off road experience with SUVs with professional drivers in a dedicated circuit, and an opportunity to drive the car of your dreams. In addition to restaurants, cafes that suit all of your tastes. The exhibition includes many important car agencies and exclusive launches of many vintage and antique cars presented for the first time in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in addition to an auction of rare classic cars, with more than 35 luxury and rare cars on display. The auction was held by the Silverstone auctioneers, the biggest UK classic car auction house. The event is the biggest in its name, and the car industry, featuring the oldest cars, but unfortunately nothing was sold.
Beaches of the Kingdom Are About to Get Cleaner with This New Campaign
Beaches of the Kingdom are about to get cleaner with the ‘Let’s Make Them Cleaner’ initiative, which was launched on Friday by the Saudi Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development.
Professional divers are taking part of the campaign as volunteers who are ready to clean the beaches and seabeds of Saudi Arabia, in order to save the marine environment from pollution.
The initiative is one of the events launched for Saudi and International Volunteer Day, which is celebrated every year on the 5th of December.
Entitles ‘Ataa Watan,’ the event covers several programs and activities across Saudi Arabia, they were held in partnership with government bodies and NGOs.
So far, the ministry launched five initiatives throughout this year, as part of the Voluntary Work Platform it launched on March 31, 2020.