The Zayed Future Energy Prize has actually officially achieved a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the “Largest environmental sustainability lesson”, revealed on January 10.
An overall of 282 students from across the UAE took part in the sustainability-themed lesson atThe Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, provided by Illac Angelo Diaz, Executive Director of Liter of Light, the charitable winner of the Zayed Future Energy Reward in 2015. The 30-minute lecture highlighted how youths worldwide can assist to minimize energy destitution while likewise challenging them to devise solutions that will cause an extra sustainable future.
The gathering also saw the assembly of 2,400 solar lanterns, set up to develop a unique light installment in homage to Sheikh Zayed, the UAE's founding father, the centenary of whose birth is being celebrated throughout the UAE in 2018.
The Zayed Future Energy Prize is the world's leading renewable resource and sustainability prize, annually acknowledging outstanding payments from companies, colleges, non-profit teams and individuals. Philippines-based Liter of Light has provided affordable solar illumination to countless residences, schools and work environments struck by all-natural catastrophes via its education and self-help programs.
Dr Nawal Al-Hosany, Director of the Zayed Future Power Prize, said: "Today's record-breaking event is a motivational way to note the Year of Zayed and the 10-year anniversary of the Zayed Future Power Reward, established in honour of Sheikh Zayed's environmental heritage and vision. The last years has seen the lives of numerous individuals positively impacted by the reward's lots of champions, of whom Litre of Light is genuinely a radiating example. Today's gathering highlights the crucial significance of youth in driving onward the renewable energy and sustainability discussion, and the power they have as adjustment agents, currently and for the future.".
Litre of Light has been a beacon of expect colleges and communities around the globe, with a focus on establishing community skills and local manufacturing that go beyond borders. The solar lights put together by the students for the installment will certainly come full circle and will be contributed to Red Crescent, to be set up in the roads and houses of those that need it most.
Talking about Litre of Light's involvement in setting the record Diaz said: “Our youth are a tremendous source of energy and ideas in promoting sustainability and responsible action. Today’s event sends a powerful message of hope to young people around the UAE and the world about the difference they can make in addressing global sustainability challenges.”
Samer Khallouf, the GUINNESS WORLD DOCUMENTS official arbitrator, validated today's event as the Biggest environmental sustainability lesson with the discussion of an official certificate to Dr. Nawal Al Hosany.
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