Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa), represented by the National Programme for Conservation and Energy Efficiency 'Tarsheed', on Tuesday kicked off the third edition of Tarsheed Carnival event at its iconic Awareness Park (KAP).
The 10-day long event, which will conclude on February 28, is being held under the theme 'Less Today: More Tomorrow' and will have several activities, interactive sessions, theatre performances and competitions among others based on conservation and energy efficiency theme, catering to all segments of the society. It will also highlight all ongoing sustainability-related projects in Qatar.
The carnival is being held in two sessions with the first session (8am-noon) exclusively for students and afternoon session (4-9pm) for general visitors. The event is one of the important environmental awareness events being organised in Qatar where both public and private sectors aspire and act together to protect the precious environment and to help achieve Qatar National Vision 2030.
The carnival is aimed at creating awareness among society about protecting environment, preserving natural resources, reducing carbon dioxide emissions, inculcating conservation and environment-friendly habits among youths and all for better living. The Conservation and Energy Efficiency (Tarsheed) department of Kahramaa contributes in promoting the national economy by allocating places for coffee shops and restaurants being run by Qatari youths to encourage their entrepreneurial activities.
The carnival will see the role undertaken by the government and private sector in protecting the environment and achieving sustainability goals. The different entities include the Ministry of Interior, Civil Defence Department, Hamad International Airport, Qatar Olympic Committee, Al Sadd Sports Club, Qatar Development Bank represented by Bedaya Center, Protection and Social Rehabilitation Center, Ehsan Center, Qatar Cool, Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club, Al Shahbana Environmental Association, Al Dana Girls Center and Girls Creativity Center.