Environmental Protection

Awareness on Resources Usage

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 engaged citizens.

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.
EARTH HOUR
Switch off the Lights, Save the Planet!
Earth Hour is an international initiative organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). It encourages individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their lights for one hour from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm on a particular day. The movement originally started with Sydney’s 2007 lights-off event, and has grown to engage more than 7,000 cities and towns around the world. Bank Audi partakes in this initiative on a yearly basis as part of its CSR initiative to save the environment.