Naqaa sustainability solutions in collaboration with Greenzie a local initiative from The Global Shapers Community – Jeddah hub organized an event to commemorate Earth Day in April 22. The event was held at Amira Park – a public park for women and children located in south Jeddah and managed by Friends of Jeddah Parks organization. The event was part of Naqaa’s community service program for the purpose to educating and spreading awareness about environmental protection, climate change, and healthy clean environment.
Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22 worldwide, various events were held to demonstrate support for environment protection and the theme for this year is Environmental & Climate Literacy.
Several green activities tracks were taking place for the children and their families. The children enjoyed coloring a large ‘Earth Day’ banner, and planted 150 flowers using recycled water bottles and glass jars. Hand-in-hand campaign initiative by ENTEC Company was invited to participate with Naqaa, and they organized physical activities and games for the children, to gain knowledge about waste segregation.
Moreover, a group of senior students majoring in Architecture from Dar Al-Hekma University volunteered in designing and implementing vertical green garden at the park using recycled materials.
We have had more than 300 kids and families visiting the park; however, the event was successful in creating a fun and enjoyable experience while maintaining a less-waste.