KUWAIT CITY, Feb. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Environmental initiatives supported by Sheikh Jaber were praised in opinion column appearing in Al Qabas, a prominent Kuwaiti newspaper. The article, "For a Better Kuwait," called for a stepped-up effort to move towards an environmentally-friendly Kuwaiti society, such as those supported by Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Environment, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah.
The article's text reads as follows:
By: Mazeed Mubarak Al Moasharji
Living sustainably is the world's next great challenge. However, inciting a widespread cultural shift to become an eco-friendly society will be an international effort. Nations around the world are sounding the call to take these important measures in hopes of preserving our environment. Our country has a rare opportunity to help lead the charge for sustainability in the Gulf and the greater Arab world, but we must do more to take this stand.
Conveying a modern approach to sustainable thinking requires a stepped up effort of our government to take part in the process. Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Environment, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah has already staked a claim in leading Kuwait's environmental effort.
The REUSE 4.0 Exposition, under the patronage of Sheikh Jaber, brought premier creative sustainable thinking practices and ideas to Kuwait. It showcased a modern blend of eco-conscious art, music, and technology. Complete with mixed media installations, trendy eco- fashion goods and other game changing sustainable products, the Exposition showed Kuwaitis the endless possibilities and benefits of making this cultural shift toward sustainable living.
Under Sheikh Jaber's leadership, Kuwait also hosted the GCC's committees on wildlife natural habitat protection and environmental coordination committee for a series of events and meetings in October. In that time, senior environmental officials throughout the GCC met to discuss critical issues like climate change and its potential impact on the region. Raising these important issues and fostering healthy dialogue with our neighbors is the first of many important steps needed to affect positive change on environmental issues.
With an eye on the environment, Kuwait can tap into a dynamic emerging industry to concurrently deliver on development and growth goals. Investing in sustainable projects can spur a period of renewed entrepreneurialism and industry in our own economy. The benefits of sustainability are comprehensive and beyond monetary returns, sustainable collaboration could become a platform that ensures national stability.
Kuwaitis should collectively reaffirm a commitment to the environment. In doing so, it offers new opportunities for our government to work with the public towards positive, mutually shared goals. As we remember the history and achievements of our beautiful country throughout this celebrated month, let us remember to respect our environment, and encourage others to do the same.
This has been issued by Al Madar. For more information, visit http://www.almadar-kw.com/
SOURCE Al Madar