Emirates Environmental Day

February – April 2013
‫فبراير‪-‬أبريل ‪2013‬‬
Group A – 6 to 8 years
My Green City
A city where the sun smiles everyday, where we are free
to breath fresh air, where fishes can swim in clean
water, means of transportation do not harm the
environment. Think Green, Think of your Green City.
Switch Off
How does saving electricity help the environment?
Most electricity is produced by burning fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural
gas. This produces carbon dioxide and other emissions that add to the
greenhouse gas already in the atmosphere, contributing to global
And what is being done about it?
A small amount of electricity is generated from hydro schemes (rivers,
dams, ocean waves and tides), a smaller amount from wind power, solar
power and geothermal power plants. All these produce practically no
carbon dioxide or other harmful emissions and so are good for the
You can implement some energy-saving measures immediately, such as turning
off and unplugging unused lights and appliances. Shut off and unplug electronic
devices, such as cell phone chargers, computers, televisions, video and DVD
players and gaming consoles, when you are not using them. Plugged in, these
devices use stand-by power, which can amount to 5 to 10 percent of your home's
energy consumption.
 Replace incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs, which provide
the same amount of light while using less energy.
 Teach kids how to save hot water and electricity by taking shorter showers and
turning off the water while brushing their teeth, and have them remind everyone
in the household to do the same.
 Get kids to help you plant a few trees in your yard. As the trees grow, they'll
provide shade for the house, which will keep it cool and reduce your need to use
air conditioning in the summer, and they'll create a barrier against cold winds
during the winter.
Don’t over-use electricity
Look at the beautiful world and create your artwork
You can keep it safe and colourful