Sharjah 24: The Conservation Department of the Sharjah Electricity, Water and Gas Authority (SEWA) has stepped up efforts to initiate peak-hour activities, which the Authority is organizing for the seventh year consecutive, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Rush Hour aims to attract as many institutions, ministries, businesses and community leaders as possible to participate in supporting the initiative under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme and Sovereign Council of Sharjah.
The initiative also aims to raise awareness among officials, institutions, businesses, community leaders and individuals of the importance of energy and water, of optimal use patterns, and of the need for periodic maintenance of equipment and strengthen collective action capacities to deal with global warming. by rationalizing energy consumption and using natural resources more consciously.
The Department of Conservation announced that the number of government and private agencies and shopping centers that will participate in the initiative this year has exceeded 120, as well as a large number of community members and some Arab institutions and organizations and international.
Engineer Ghada Juma Salem, director of the conservation department, explained that the interaction of government departments, private companies, institutions and community members, in addition to a number of organizations and Arab and international institutions with the initiative, turning off unnecessary devices, carrying out maintenance and promotion work of the initiative, helps to achieve significant positive results and spread the culture of rationalization and preservation of natural resources.
She pointed out that this year, the Authority has launched several different programs to promote Rush Hour targeting all groups and sectors of society, including contests and campaigns on social networks and other media channels, and communication with various parties to support and promote the initiative. thanks to water bottles from the Zulal factory.
Moza bin Dakhin, head of the partnerships and communications section at the conservation department, confirmed that the authority continues to raise awareness about rationalizing energy consumption in the emirate of Sharjah, noting that mark the time is one of the important steps towards sustainability and an invitation to all, at local, regional and global levels, to adhere to the principles of optimal use of energy and water, and to reduce emissions of carbon, to raise awareness and educate all layers of society on rush hour.