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Friday, June 22, 2018

Beach Clean-up

Doha Bank has been communicating to the international community the need to be environment-friendly through its Global Warming and Climate Change knowledge sharing sessions.

In line with these, Doha Bank organized a Beach Clean-up Campaign in coordination with the Ministry of Environment and Al Wakra Municipality at Al Wakra Beach on 19th February 2011.

The theme “Saving the Beaches Today, for the Children of Tomorrow” is in line with the Green Banking initiatives of Doha Bank to promote eco-consciousness to further instill the value of social responsibility and green culture within the organization by having full-participation from staff to act as environmental advocates for the green cause.

The Campaign was led by Doha Bank’s Green Banking Task Force Committee, the Planet Savers Club comprised of in-house staff volunteers and MOE officials who proactively showed its commitment and support to the environment by removing rubbish and other waste materials from the beaches.

The event was organized to support Doha Bank’s primary objective on its drive towards a clean and green environment and to create awareness on staff’s social and environmental responsibility.

Beach clean-up at Al Wakra

Beach Clean-up at Al Wakra 2013

Over sixty staff, their families and friends from The Doha Bank Planet Savers Club participated in the clean-up of Wakra Beach on 24th May 2008.

This was part of the Bank’s contribution to the Green Qatar program. The Chairman of Green Qatar Mr. Abdullah Mohammed Al Kuwari, Director, Green Qatar Centre and Chairman, Organizing Committee, Green Qatar National Campaign, and Abdulla Kutty K. V. Community Coordinator, Green Qatar Campaign and representatives of Green Qatar Centre, under the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture were present to lend their support to the event.

The organizers introduced an element of fun in the beach clean-up event. Participants were organized into teams and given forty-five minutes to clear the beach of all rubbish. The team that filled up most number of bags won the coveted “Most Environmental Friendly Team” award.

Altogether, the teams filled up bags to fill almost two medium size trucks!

After the clean-up, the participants competed enthusiastically in events such as skipping, push-ups, treasure hunt and kite flying as part of the Bank’s program to promote a healthy lifestyle.

The Ministry of Environment said, “As an environment-driven institution, we are proud to give license to Doha Bank for this beach clean-up campaign due to its unwavering support towards the environment whereby extending its efforts and commitment to remove marine debris, trash, litter, plastics and other waste materials which damages the ocean, wildlife and coastal ecosystems. The beaches are important part of the global ecosystem where man and nature co-exist.”

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