UAE schools and organisations take part in CNN’s Call to Earth Day initiative
Schools and organisations from across the United Arab Emirates took part in CNN’s third annual Call to Earth Day on 28th November in a day of global action to raise awareness of environmental issues and engage with conservation education.
In the week that COP28 began in the UAE, CNN’s Call to Earth Day celebrated a planet worth protecting through special programming across TV and digital and by partnering with schools, individuals and organisations across the world focusing on the crucial connection between cities and wilderness.
One of the schools in the UAE that took part in Call to Earth Day was Repton School Abu Dhabi, the students of all grades collaborated and ran a plastic-bottle recycling initiative with the Recapp application in Abu Dhabi, as well as created a special theme song to highlight sustainability. Steve Lupton, Principal at Repton School Abu Dhabi spoke to CNN about Call to Earth Day and said: “Repton Abu Dhabi is extremely excited to be involved in working with CNN and collaborating on such a worthwhile project. Our students feel empowered to be able to work on sustainability projects and show their love and respect for the environment.”
Meanwhile, Canadian University Dubai marked the day by dedicating a day of volunteering to raise awareness on the usage of plastic water bottles. They also asked the students in class to create presentations on different initiatives on how to help strengthen awareness of the issues of climate change and global warming.
The schools in the UAE were part of a global initiative that saw over 200,000 participants in more than 100 countries around the worldparticipating in Call to Earth Day. These schools made a difference to their local communities by holding events including tree plantings, conservation assemblies and making environmental awareness videos. Some schools also utilised lesson plans developed by Climate Change Education Consultant Kottie Christie-Blick as a learning resource for children from the ages of 5 to 17.
The UAE schools were also featured on CNN on Call to Earth Day with a special edition of Connect the World with Becky Anderson filmed at the Jubail Mangrove Park with students from Repton Abu Dhabi.
Other programming on CNN during the day included a special documentary titled Our Shared Home and reporting and live broadcasts from around the world on CNN International and CNN en Espanol TV networks, digital and social media platforms as well as CNN Arabic and on CNN Max in the US. This reporting examined environmental solutions and explored projects from locations around the world in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and both North and South America.
Call to Earth Day is part of Call to Earth, a major network initiative launched by CNN in 2019, in partnership with Rolex and its Perpetual Planet Initiative, shining a light on those committed to safeguard our planet for future generations. Over the last four years, this award-winning programming has told stories of change-makers, visionaries and ground-breaking projects making a difference to the world around them.
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