-KESC pro­motes re­duced car­bon emis­sions -Great cof­fee from bean to cup

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The Karachi Elec­tric Sup­ply Com­pany through a week-long pub­lic aware­ness cam­paign in con­nec­tion with World En­vi­ron­ment Day, pro­moted its mes­sage to re­duce harm­ful car­bon emis­sions by con­serv­ing elec­tric­ity, the ben­e­fits of which go much be­yond en­vi­ron­men­tal health.

In a pub­lic en­gage­ment ac­tiv­ity held on June 5 at the Arts Coun­cil in con­nec­tion with the World En­vi­ron­ment Day, peo­ple from all walks of life were ed­u­cated on en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues. An aware­ness pro­gram was also aired on ra­dio.

KESC also or­ga­nized an in­ter­ac­tive sem­i­nar at the Ko­rangi As­so­ci­a­tion of Trade and In­dus­try in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Min­istry of En­vi­ron­ment, where Sec­re­tary En­vi­ron­ment, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral En­vi­ron­ment, Chair­man KATI, peo­ple from the in­dus­tri­al­ists community, rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Philips and Siemens, and KESC En­ergy Con­ser­va­tion team mem­bers were present.

The sem­i­nar in­cluded a de­tailed pre­sen­ta­tion by Asif Hus­sain Sid­diqui, En­ergy Con­ser­va­tion Di­rec­tor KESC, fo­cus­ing on the im­por­tance of the role of en­ergy con­ser­va­tion ef­fi­ciency, par­tic­u­larly in the in­dus­tries through us­age of en­ergy ef­fi­cient tech­nol­ogy which is en­vi­ron­ment-friendly and helps con­serve elec­tric­ity. Tech­ni­cal per­spec­tives of en­ergy ef­fi­cient lighting and In­dus­trial so­lu­tions were also pre­sented by rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Philips and Siemens.

On the oc­ca­sion, Chair­man KATI formed a com­mit­tee com­pris­ing mem­bers of KESC’s En­ergy Con­ser­va­tion Depart­ment and KATI. Chair­man KATI also of­fered the lighting in his main of­fice to be trans­formed into en­ergy ef­fi­cient lighting so that it could serve as a sym­bolic role model for other mem­bers of KATI.

The same day, KESC also par­tic­i­pated in the Youth Fes­ti­val on World En­vi­ron­ment Day at the Frere Hall, high­light­ing the im­por­tance of En­ergy Con­ser­va­tion and its cor­re­la­tion to Global Warm­ing.

The World En­vi­ron­ment Day is an an­nual event and is the big­gest and most widely cel­e­brated day for pos­i­tive en­vi­ron­men­tal ac­tion. The World En­vi­ron­ment Day was first ob­served in 1972 and has be­come one of the main ve­hi­cles through which the UN stim­u­lates world­wide aware­ness of the en­vi­ron­ment and en­cour­ages po­lit­i­cal at­ten­tion and ac­tion.

The theme for World En­vi­ron­ment Day in 2012 is Green Econ­omy. The UN En­vi­ron­ment Pro­gram de­fines Green Econ­omy as one that re­sults in im­proved hu­man well-be­ing and so­cial eq­uity, while sig­nif­i­cantly re­duc­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal risks and eco­log­i­cal scarci­ties. In its sim­plest form, a green econ­omy can be de­scribed as one which is low car­bon, re­source ef­fi­cient and so­cially in­clu­sive.

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