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21/03/2016 News

Total UAE celebrates Earth Hour 2016

Desert Clean Up and Earth Hour 2016

Total staff and their families along with children celebrated Earth Hour 2016 with a Desert Clean Up activity on Saturday, March 19, 2016.

The activities were carried out at Al Khatim area, a prominent off-road and camping destination about 80 km away from Abu Dhabi city. The event was conducted in coordination with Takatof volunteers from Emirates Foundation, in which Total is a Connect Partner.

The event started with a safety brief and the staff split over a wide area of the desert. Within 2 hours, the team returned with large quantities of waste materials that included plastic and glass bottles, plastic bags, clothes, etc. The children were excited to discover bird's eggs, special desert bugs and other desert creatures during this short expedition.

As the sun set, the event was summed up with a gathering by all with lighting of candles to celebrate Earth Hour 2016.

For all, including children, it was novel way of learning the value of protecting and keeping our environment safe and clean.