Zayed Future Energy Prize sets world record for 'largest sustainability lesson'

Nearly 300 students participated in the 30-minute lesson in Abu Dhabi
The gathering also saw the assembly of 2,400 solar lanterns, which were arranged as a tribute to the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who’s birth is being celebrated across the UAE this year.
By Bernd Debusmann Jr
Thu 11 Jan 2018 09:27 AM

The Zayed Future Energy Price has officially set a Guinness World Record for the “largest environmental sustainability lesson”, it announced on Wednesday.

A total of 282 students from across the UAE took part in the 30-minute lesson in Abu Dhabi, which was presented by Illac Angelo Diaz, the executive director of Liter of Light, a non-profit which was the winner of the Zayed Future Energy in 2015.

The gathering also saw the assembly of 2,400 solar lanterns, which were arranged as a tribute to the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who’s birth is being celebrated across the UAE this year.

“Today’s record-breaking event is an inspirational way to mark the Year of Zayed and the 10-year anniversary of the Zayed Future Energy Prize, established in honour of Sheikh Zayed’s environmental legacy and vision,” said Dr. Nawal Al-Hosany, director of the Zayed Future Energy Programme. “The last decade has seen the lives of millions of people positively impacted by the prize’s many winners, of whom Liter of Light is truly a shining example.”

“Today’s gathering highlights the critical importance of youth in driving forward the renewable energy and sustainability conversation, and the power they have as change agents, now and for the future,” she added.

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Last Updated: Thu 11 Jan 2018 09:46 AM GST

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