Sustainability

  • The best way to reduce your carbon footprint…

    Recycling and using public transit are all fine and good if you want to reduce your carbon footprint, but to truly make a difference you should have fewer children. That’s the conclusion of a new study in which researchers looked at 39 peer-reviewed papers, government reports, and web-based programs that assess how an individual’s lifestyle […]


    Updated: 11 July, 2017

  • Goumbook celebrates Eid Al Fitr by giving 10,000 Ghaf trees to the local community

    Unique Eid Al Fitr initiative is part of the “Give a Ghaf” Tree Planting Program Active since 2011, “Give a Ghaf” raises awareness about the UAE National tree, the Living Desert & water conservation. All UAE land owners are invited to apply online for free trees: Ghaf trees consume very little water, enrich the soil, […]


    Updated: 19 June, 2017

  • Corporate Responsibility or Corporate Sustainability?

    Over the past twenty years, many terms (such as corporate responsibility, corporate social responsibility, corporate citizenship, responsible competitiveness, corporate sustainability and many other) have been used to describe the same concept: An organisation should aim at profits while ‒ at the same time ‒ take into account the impact of its operation on community, environment, […]


    Updated: 21 March, 2016

  • Reduce your FOODprint – Organic waste management in hotels in the UAE

    Last February, at the World Food Security Summit held at the Gulf Food Exhibition in Dubai, experts said that more must be done to tackle food waste in the UAE. Wasted food is just an important issue as food security and we all contribute to food wastage on a big scale. In the UAE, the […]


    Updated: 25 October, 2015

  • UAE reforestation scheme begins

    About 1,000 ghaf trees will be planted by children across the country in a scheme run by Dubai Municipality, Middle East hotel operator Accor and environmental portal Goumbook. The reforestation plan will be launched this month as part of the Plant for the Planet Campaign, which will support Goumbook’s Give a Ghaf Tree initiative. Simran […]


    Updated: 01 March, 2015