SynergY Youth Raises Voices to Reach Out 50000 on WED2014

SynergY youth group in Dubai raise their voices, not the sea level, by creating a chain of message being sent out aiming to support Gisele's team and join to fight against food waste.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 06, 2014 --( SynergY has raised awareness and environmental education through events, lectures, presentations about reducing waste that is filling the landfills and also planting trees and greening the landfill areas. Nearly 1200 trees have been planted at various landfill and waste management sites in Dubai and 50 more will be added this WED.

Re-stating some facts Simran Vedvyas, the founder of SynergY says, "We throw away over 1/3 of all food that is produced, wasting precious land and water resources that have gone into its production. Food waste in landfills is one of the biggest contributors of the harmful gases that cause global warming. Warmer temperatures are melting glaciers causing sea levels to rise, threatening small islands and low lying cities around the world. We pose everyone to take effort to make a difference for our future generation!"

Simran has been recently awarded with International 2014 Eco Hero Award by Action for Nature USA and also received the legendary John Muir Award for Youth Environmental Conservation Award on Earth Day, as a determined youth leading the change.

“We ask everyone to help reduce the 'FOODprint' by managing the meals smartly, storing food, using leftovers, buying imperfect vegetables and encouraging the supermarkets and restaurants to cut their food waste,” is the message being disseminated by all the members of this group.

The group kicked off a start to the WED 2014 events by meeting up on 3rd June at Children City Dubai UAE, and visiting the exhibition "Your Planet Needs You" that encourages a scientific look into the future of Dubai and why we should choose to take care of also highlighting the consequences of ignoring the environment. The visit to this exhibition gave a glimpse into Dubai 2050 as to how citizen of Dubai will survive global changes such as resource availability and the climate. The exhibition is an eye-opener into a scientifically designed future of our world, and recommended for everyone.

The WED2014 activities for the group will conclude by planting 50 trees at Green Mountain MRF supported by Dubai Municipality at Landfill area in Dubai on 7th June'2014. It is confirmed that several key officials including Mr. Sadin Ismail Al Falasi, Acting Head of Treatment Systems Unit from Waste Management Department, Dubai Municipality will attend the event to support and encourage the children in their endeavors.

About the WED Challenge and what inspired the Group to take Action:
UNEP Goodwill Ambassadors Gisele Bündchen, Don Cheadle, Ian Somerhalder and Yaya Touré have sent an SOS to the world on behalf of Small Island Developing States.
Their message in the bottle: "We are all connected. The challenges faced by islands will face us all. So, every action we take to reduce waste and mitigate climate change counts. Join one of our teams and pledge to make a difference by taking action for WED."
Simran Vedvyas
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