AIIC-Q President Dr Salem Al Naemi plants a tree on campus.
Doha: College of the North Atlantic – Qatar (CNA-Q) celebrated âWorld Environment Dayâ by actively engaging in green initiatives and fostering a culture of environmental leadership among its staff, faculty and his students. College President Dr. Salem Al Naemi started the day by planting a âSidraâ tree on campus.
This tree is the iconic symbol of Qatar’s heritage and represents learning, growth, perseverance and solidarity. Additionally, the College distributed 150 plants to its community across campus, encouraging all members to grow them at home and create a healthy indoor environment.
In addition, the College’s Facilities Department implements a recyclable waste management program in collaboration with many companies. Special color-coded containers have been placed on campus to separate and manage different types of waste such as cans and foils, cardboard, glass, paper, plastic, metal, printer and printer cartridges. toner, etc.
Commenting on the day, Dr Al Naemi said: âAIIC-Q has always embraced green initiatives and ways to save the planet from further damage. This day is an opportunity to make important decisions. Now is the time to think about how we can help make this world a better place to live.
“We must adopt an environmentally friendly lifestyle and ensure a balance between economic growth and environmental protection, as outlined in the environmental development pillar of the Qatar National Vision 2030.”
The College also has an environmental club which aims to advocate for a better environment.
The club organized beach clean-ups in collaboration with the municipalities. It also hosts many virtual awareness events and will resume other initiatives once COVID-19 restrictions are fully lifted.