Posted on April 15, 2018

Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), successfully concluded its ‘No Paper Day’ campaign with an appreciation ceremony held at QGBC’s headquarters on April 12.

More than 70 companies from both the government and private sector took part in the initiative’s sixth edition. ‘No Paper Day’, is part of QGBC’s ongoing efforts to help schools, companies, and institutions find ways to reduce paper consumption, engage the wider community in environmentally-friendly practices, and raise awareness about sustainability in line with Qatar National Vision 2030, which aims to lead the country towards a sustainable future. During the ceremony, Engineer Meshal Al Shamari, Director, QGBC, handed out certificates of appreciation and accomplishment to delegates from participating companies for taking part in the campaign, which encourages eco-friendly initiatives aimed at reducing waste nationwide.

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Mr. Al Shamari commented: “We are delighted to see professionals and the local community contributing to this important campaign that involves a local-scale effort but has a worldwide impact. Our ‘No Paper Day’ campaign aims to remind the public that reducing the use of Qatar’s resources can both improve business efficiency and also help to preserve the environment’s long-term health.” Mr. Al Shamari also highlighted the role of participants in the campaign, adding: “I would like to thank all the organizations involved in ‘No Paper Day’ for their amazing efforts in contributing to a more sustainable future.” The campaign helped all participating organizations to raise awareness among their employees about waste, the importance of reducing it, and how they can take steps to increase recycling.

Until our next ‘No Paper Day’ visit: and find out which organizations took part in 2018!