In line with its continuous commitment to the environment, Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman observed Earth Day 2016 by teaming up with different organisations and schools for environmental activities.
The hotel partnered with Pakistan Association Dubai and Pakistan Youth Forum for a beach clean-up at Al Mamzar Beach Club in Dubai. The participants picked up piles of cigarette butts at the beach to raise awareness on the misconception these types of litters are biodegradable, and encourage the public to dispose the waste properly.
The second activity was a tour and tree planting session with students of Delhi Private School Sharjah, and Our Own English High School Sharjah, as well as with Green Globe, an environmental and humanitarian youth organisation. The children, aged between five to 13 were given a brief lecture on waste management at the property’s zero landfill room, and were given an opportunity to plant trees at the urban farm.
Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman also bagged the “Highly Commended in the Middle East & North Africa” recognition in this year’s Green Hotelier Awards organised by International Tourism Partnership, which was announced during Earth Day. The hotel was once again lauded in the region for its new and ongoing sustainable practices.
Iftikhar Hamdani, General Manager, commented: “We are pleased to partner with different schools and organisations for activities related to sustainability and the environment. Our team, in fact, encourage the community, and companies to visit our hotel to learn about our efforts and how they can adapt simple earth-friendly practices. The efforts should be incorporated in our daily lives, and not only during Earth Day, and everyone, regardless of age, must do his or her share in taking care of our planet.”