7 Days in Dubai - - COMMUNITY -

Are you wor­ried about the en­vi­ron­ment and the fu­ture of our planet? Here's what the next gen­er­a­tion ad­vise if you want to make a dif­fer­ence...

Hus­sain Shikoh, 11, Nord Anglia

“Even some­thing sim­ple like throw­ing out cook­ing oil can make a big dif­fer­ence. If you throw it out down the sink, the drains will not be ef­fi­cient. But if you col­lect it and dis­pose of it in the right way, it can be reused as bio fuel.”

Dhruv Laha, 13, Gems New Mil­len­nium

“The pre­sen­ta­tions showed us the con­se­quences of our ac­tions as hu­man be­ings. I think the first thing we should do is take the ap­proach China has used, and Delhi in In­dia also, with odd and even num­bered li­cence plates. Even num­bers use the roads one day and odds the next. It is a sim­ple and ef­fec­tive way to car pool and be­come more en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly be­cause there will be less cars on the road.”

Sam­purna Dutta, 14, Gems New Mil­len­nium

“We see the world as a beau­ti­ful place but rarely look deep or see how our ac­tions are harm­ing the world. The least we can do is try not too use ex­ces­sive amounts of things that are harm­ful to the place we call home. If we are less waste­ful per­son­ally, we can spread the word in neigh­bour­hoods and across the coun­try.”

Alexan­dria Bar­it­sky Shep­herd, 12, Up­town School

“It has al­ways been my dream to live a 100 per cent green life and so it was

in­ter­est­ing for me to learn about green build­ings. Even just con­sid­er­ing lo­ca­tion, so you live nearer your school or work, can have such a big im­pact in terms of re­duc­ing car­bon emis­sions. Steps like this are bet­ter for the en­vi­ron­ment.”

Laila Al Mahdy, 12, Up­town School

I learned a lot about sav­ing water and how our use and waste­ful­ness in water makes such a big im­pact on the en­tire planet. One way to save water in the house is to make bet­ter choices in terms of plants for the gar­den and the house. We should choose plants that don’t need much water such as a cac­tus.”

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