Celebrate Earth Hour close to home

Dear JVTers,

Earth Hour is nearly upon us. This Saturday evening, millions of people will switch off their lights for an hour at 8:30pm. Surely, more is needed to protect our planet but this is a common action we can all easily take.

If you are ready to do more, join the crowd that will be attending a free community screening of ‘Home’ at JLT.  This film is a beautiful documentary by Yann Arthus-Bertrand that is almost entirely composed of aerial shots of various places from fifty-four countries. It poignantly depicts how Earth’s problems are all interlinked. Engaging and educational, the film is ideal for family viewing  !

Even more, the viewing supports SURGE, a non-profit investing in delivering clean water solutions to communities in need around the world. Surge Middle East operates a primary school program in the UAE to educate young people about the global water crisis and encourage conservation efforts. Myself a Surge volunteer in Dubai, I wish to personally invite all JVTers to close their tap, switch off their lights and come over to JLT to join us for this free film on Saturday evening.

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Screening is at 7:30pm on the 19th of March at JLT Community Park, behind cluster ‘O’.

To watch the trailer, see the location map and RSVP you can visit the FB page of the organizer Urban Bedou at: https://www.facebook.com/events/501045000080400/  

 For more information about Surge, visit their website. 

Surge is also looking for companies sponsors of the school program. This provides your business and employee volunteers an excellent opportunity to directly contribute to an important issue in the UAE as part of your CSR agenda. If interested, email me (linda.merieau@surgeforwater.org) for more details.

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