• 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

  • How Dubai has changed over the summer! a blog about Ghaf trees

    How Dubai has changed over the summer! We ‘only’ left for 6 weeks this year and still!   This year my biggest surprise is of course the GHAF TREE! After spending over a year talking, working, discussing, caring for and about this tree, it is constantly on my radar. Wherever I go in the Emirates […]


    Updated: 09 September, 2013

  • Dubai launches first clean energy project

    DUBAI // The emirate’s first clean energy project has been launched, using methane gas from a waste landfill site in Al Qusais to produce electricity and reduce the country’s carbon footprint.   The project, between Green Energy Solutions and Sustainability (Gess) and Dubai Municipality, will pave the way for reducing the country’s CO² emissions and […]


    Updated: 13 August, 2013

  • UAE leads way in reef conservation

    The UAE is taking a leading role in preserving the Arabian Gulf’s coral reefs.     Not only are more than a fifth of its waters protected areas – compared with an Arabian Gulf-wide average of 7.8 per cent – the country is gaining plaudits for “strong and successful management” of these areas. These were […]


    Updated: 08 August, 2013

  • Emirati students focus on Renewable Energy

    ABU DHABI // A group of Emirati students are focusing all of their energy on sustainable technologies during their internships at major companies in Japan. Seven students from Abu Dhabi’s Masdar Institute of Science and Technology are soaking up information as part of the two-month programme that ends tomorrow. They will then bring these advanced […]


    Updated: 18 July, 2013