By NismaHamid/@NismaHamid Not unlike many of my student counterparts, I have been through many instances of total fickleness when it comes to deciding what my life would be like after high school. I have changed […]
By Sophia Grifferty The year 2014 has been a great year of giving at the American Community School of Abu Dhabi (ACS). Over 150 people attended the Celebration of Service held at the close of […]
When Steve Curbelo’s wife, Sara, got a job teaching in Abu Dhabi, he become a full-time Dad. “I basically spent my first year here calling my Mom everyday and saying ‘Thank you’ and ‘I’m sorry.’” […]
As much as we talk about reducing our carbon footprint and saving the planet, we often don’t talk about how much this can cost your pocket to do so. It’s one thing to try and […]
I was recently driving in my car, unaware that it was World Car-Free Day, when I heard the news that we could save AED 1.2 billion a year if the whole of the UAE didn’t use […]
With so much pressure on our time – with kids to get to school to , work to be done, dinner to be cooked, it can become exhausting hearing about the things that we need […]
SPREAD USEFUL GOSSIP Glossy magazines are topped with a coat of clay which makes them particularly hard and annoying to recycle. So make sure to cut down on unwanted magazine subscriptions and if you’ve purchased […]
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 19 May, 2013 – Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, has announced that the mangroves of Abu Dhabi are crucial to […]
Is global warming a myth? In a word: yes! But only because of what it implies. The media for years has used Global Warming to describe the changes in our climate as predicted by scientists. […]
Dubai, 08 April 2013: Jashanmal Department Store today announced that stores across the UAE will combine their efforts to raise greater awareness of how to lead a more ‘Eco- Friendly lifestyle’ by launching the “Go […]
UAE, 1 April, 2013: This spring, youngsters between the ages of 6 and 14 are being urged by Emirates Wildlife Society in association with WWF (EWS-WWF) to take the Be’atiWatani quiz for their chance to […]
With the opening of the largest operating concentrated solar power plant in the world last month, the UAE once again put itself at the forefront of sustainability and green technology. The Shams 1 Solar Power […]
In the spirit of welcoming a new year, Tempo, an enthusiastic proponent of conservation and sustainability, presents The Planetarian’s special focus on the capital’s January events on how we can save our planet through saving […]
Many international and local identities are publicly voicing their concerns over the environment. Tempo’s Emma Kirkman looks at some who are doing more than just talking.
Whether you like it or not, in today’s celebrity-driven culture that we live in, stars often hold a huge amount of power in raising awareness of issues. The environment and sustainability is no different, with many celebrities throwing their weight and name behind various campaigns. Some celebrities just do it for the publicity but Leonardo DiCaprio and James Cameron are two who follow through on their pledges to help fight climate change….and each have a link to the UAE.
By Sana Bagersh
In February 2012, Abu Dhabi unveiled a new utility bill for water and electricity that provides customers with more information on their usage: such as what the government subsidises, along with an indication of whether usage was within the ideal (green), or greater than the ideal (red). This is a radically innovative idea to ‘nudge’ people out of their complacency and ‘empower’ them (yes, empower them) into making the right decisions.