TECOM Group became one of the first organizations in the Middle East to register and participate in the Earth Hour, a global event created to bring all mankind together to fight climate change. Brands who take active part in the Earth Hour initiative include Dubai Internet City, Dubai International Academic City, Dubai Knowledge Park, Dubai Media City, Dubai Outsource City and Dubai Studio City. Common area lights, brand signage and parking lot lights are turned off from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
World No Tobacco Day
DIAC observes World No Tobacco Day on May 31st of every year. It is meant to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption. The day is further intended to draw global attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to negative health effects, which currently lead to millions of deaths worldwide annually.
World Environment Day
World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5th to increase awareness of the environment and enhance political attention and public action in its regard. DIAC contributed to World Environment Day by switching off the community’s lights for 1 hour in the evening.
Clean up the World Campaign
Keeping in line with one of TECOM’s core values, – environmental and social responsibility, Dubai Knowledge Park participated in the ‘Clean up the World’ campaignin November 2010.
As a part of the campaign, DKV, DIAC and their Business Partner employees, cleaned pre-identified areas in Dubai Knowledge Village.
As a token of appreciation from Dubai Municipality, DKV received a certificate of appreciation for their good work.
Emirates Environmental Group
Every year, DIAC and DKP partner with Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) toorganize a series of inter-school environmental public speaking competitions foruniversity and high school students
Dubai Autism Center
Dubai Knowledge Park and Dubai International Academic City provide on-going support to the humanitarian initiatives carried out by Dubai Autism Center. The center promotes proactive measures on how to manage autism and how to helpthose individuals affected by the condition.
Dubai Knowledge Park and Dubai International Academic City were both recently honoured by Dubai Autism Center, the largest and most comprehensive non-profit organisation in the UAE, for providing consistent support to its community outreach programmes.
TECOM Group holds several blood donation drives every year. DIAC, DIC, DMC and DKP participated for the first time in 2009.
Operation R Recycling Programme
As part of its efforts to conserve the environment and provide its Business Partners with value-added service, Dubai Knowledge Park (DKP) with the support of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Division, launched the new LEED compliant waste-management pilotprogramme, “TECOM Group Operation R”
World Water Day
The objective of World Water Day is to focus international attention on the impact of rapid urban population growth, industrialization, climate change, conflicts and natural disasters on urban water systems. This year’s theme, Water for Cities: Responding to the Urban Challenge, aims to spotlight and encourage governments, organisations, communities and individuals to actively engage in addressing the issue of urban water management.
World Health Day
DKP and DIAC participate in World Health Day which takes place on the 7th of April every year. Hosted and launched by the World Health Organization, DKP and DIAC support a worldwide campaign to safeguard breakthrough medicines for future generations.