MY CARBON FOOTPRINT
Mobilising the Youth for a Better Environment!
My Carbon Footprint” competition, an initiative devised by Bank Audi in collaboration with the Ministry
of the Environment and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The “My Carbon Footprint” project, whose pilot phase was launched in partnership with La Sagesse
and Al Makassed schools, addresses climate change while raising awareness among the youth on the
use of resources and its impact on the environment. The three winners of the project’s first edition,
Joya Ayoub from La Sagesse St. Maron (1st place), Sara Khodari from Al Makassed (2nd place) – Omar
Ben Al Khattab, and Francesca El Helou from La Sagesse Brasilia (3rd place), were selected for the
high scores they achieved.
my-cfp.com is an informative and fun microsite developed by Bank Audi and specifically addressed
to children aged 12 to 15 and living in Lebanon. This platform allows participants to monitor and
reduce their household energy expenses and their effect on nature, by keeping track of their homes’
electricity, paper, gas and fuel consumption. The aim of this microsite is to engage our youth in
reducing their household’s impact on the environment, in recognising the importance of resources,
and in acknowledging the carbon footprint we leave on Mother Earth.
Today’s youth have an eagerness to learn and adopt environment-friendly and ethical resource
consumption practices having positive effects on the global climate. This motivates children and
teenagers to reduce their carbon footprint, thus contributing to building a generation of civically
The second edition of this initiative consisted in launching a nation-wide campaign in public and
private schools during the 2016-2017 school year. This comes within our partnership with the Ministry
of the Environment and the UNDP, who also released the Teachers’ Guidebook on Climate Change.
Additional partners for this edition were Beyond Magazine, Green Cedars Lebanon and the Association
for Forests, Development & Conservation (AFDC) who initiated the "Awareness on Wheels" project, a
mobile school bus for awareness on solid waste management, where children can access the microsite
and receive bookmarks branded ”My Carbon Footprint”. And a final partnership with e-Eco Solutions
and Green Schools Certification Program, whereby schools can benefit from additional points when engaging 20% of their students and encouraging them to register.
Mobilising youth for a better environment.