EGA changing mindsets by weekly participation in Earth Hour

EGA changing mindsets by weekly participation in Earth Hour

The Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), the largest industrial company in the UAE outside the oil and gas sector, announced that it has saved over 70,000 kWh of electricity over the last year, through its weekly observance of Earth Hour. The annual Earth Hour, which will take place today, aims to encourage people around the world to switch-off non-essential electrical devices for an hour from 8.30 pm, to inspire action to protect the environment.

Since 2008, EGA has participated in Earth Hour annually and from 2015, they began the monthly observance of Earth Hour which turned into weekly observance in 2016. EGA has saved over 30,000 kg of CO2 since last March, the equivalent to taking six cars off the road. The EGA also saves around AED5 million each year in energy costs.

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