Classifieds | Archives | Jobs | About TGT | Contact | Subscribe
 | 
Last updated 48 minutes ago
Printer Friendly Version | TGT@Twitter | RSS Feed |
HOME LOCAL MIDEAST ASIA WORLD BUSINESS SPORT OPINION WRITERS
AWST adopts green plan for upcoming edition
January 04, 2018
 Print    Send to Friend

Sharjah: The Supreme Organising Committee (SOC) of the fourth edition of the Arab Women’s Sports Tournament (AWST), which gets underway from Feb. 2-12, 2018, has announced its plan to implement green strategies at the competition, with its aim to contribute to protecting the environment through innovative technologies.

SOC’s plan for the event - which is the largest of its kind in the region - is to deploy modern environment-friendly solutions for its operations. The aim is to ensure that AWST 2018 is ecologically sound in its practices and that it takes into consideration the highest standards of sustainability.

The strategic plan will see the SOC cooperate with the Bee’ah Sharjah Environment Company (Bee’ah), the UAE’s leading integrated environmental and waste management company.

The organisation will distribute special waste and paper containers to all AWST amenities, while Sharjah Municipality will supervise and ensure the hygiene of the tournament’s sport facilities, and organise a series of workshops and awareness programs to engage audiences on ways to contribute to the sustainability of their environment.

The SOC intends to use smart monitors to show advertisements and daily match timetables throughout the event instead of paper flyers. It will also deploy green transportation, including bicycles fully equipped with safety requirements, to facilitate access to different venues, thereby minimising harmful carbon dioxide emissions. The committee will also use recyclable paper in the few leaflets that it does intend to print.

Nada Askar Al Naqbi, Head of the AWST Executive Committee and Director General of Sharjah Women’s Sports Foundation, said: “AWST’s strategy aligns with the UAE’s efforts to commit to international agreements and conventions on preserving the environment and climate.”

Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Comments
 
Post a comment
 
Name:
Country:
City:
Email:
Comment:
 
    
    
Related Stories
Dhs600,000 windfall for local athletes gives sports a fillip
SHARJAH: The Sharjah Sports Family Award (SSFA) has confirmed that the total value of this year’s prize money will be Dhs600,000 to be divided among four categories that ..
ECS and EID Sports join hands to launch Sports City
Sharjah: Sharjah and the Northern Emirates are set to get their first indoor summer sports arena. Expo Centre Sharjah (ECS) will host the debut edition of Sports City ..
Sheikh Sultan appoints SSC’s Secretary-General
SHARJAH: His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has issued an Emiri Decree appointing Secretary-General of the..
Sharjah Ruler Cup attracts quality field
SHARJAH: Over 100 top riders from across the globe will vie for top honours at the HH Sharjah Ruler Cup International Show Jumping Championship which gets underway this w..
Overwhelming response for AWST
SHARJAH: Sixty-nine clubs from 17 Arab countries have registered so far to compete in the fourth edition of the Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST), with more expected to..
FRONTPAGE
 
GALLERY
 
PANORAMA
 
TIME OUT
 
SPORT
 
 
Advertise | Copyright