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DEWA: The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is now accepting entries for the 10th Conservation Award – For a Better Tomorrow. The award is presented to educational institutions and teaching establishments in Dubai for best practices in electricity and water conservation. The team from DEWA Conservation Award will be on hand at What Works to tell you more and to help you submit your entries. For more information, please visit www.dewa.gov.ae/community/conservation/consawardintro.aspx

Dubai Astronomy Group: Dubai Astronomy Group is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion and development of astronomy and education. Our experienced team of astronomers and educators organise programmes ideal for your students. Our knowledgeled school programmes are planned in such a way to stimulate students in a curriculum oriented environment while a range of recreational activities develop students’ characters and enhance their skills. www.dubaiastronomy.com

Dubai Food Festival: The Dubai Food Festival takes place 6-28 February 2015. Celebrating the city’s growing reputation as the culinary capital of the region, there’ll be a monthlong calendar of delicious experiences. In line with this we’re launching a healthy eating school project to teach children about healthy portion sizes for each of the five main food groups. This initiative will engage children in the subject of food during the festival and highlight the importance of a healthy lifestyle. www.dubaifoodfestival.com

Global Education Forum: The annual Global Education Forum (GEF) provides on-going education, debates and insight. Taking place from 15-16 March 2015 at Dubai World Trade Centre, the programme features top-class speakers, hot topics and high-level debate, as well as practical teacher training. GEF is free to attend and you can register for access to all three days of the conference and exhibition at www.gesseducation.com

Green Hope: Green Hope UAE was founded by 12-year old student Kehkashan Basu. It is a youth environmental organisation that takes part in conservation projects, environmental workshops and academies. It also provides a networking platform to share awareness. www.greenhopeuae.wix.com

Munchbox: At Munchbox our goal is to promote the importance of having a balanced diet. We, as educators and guardians have a great responsibility to explain the benefits and importance of adopting good eating habits from a young age. Munchbox is running a healthy eating programme with participating UAE schools in which classes in the school will compete to have the healthiest eating habits. Munchbox is also sponsoring a weight loss competition among teachers. www.munchbox.ae

Road Safety UAE: Road safety is a burning issue in the UAE: overall, road traffic accidents are the second most common cause of death, and the number one cause of death for children below the age of 14 years. RoadSafetyUAE.com is an educational platform, aimed at increasing the awareness for proper conduct on our roads. Michelin and BMW are CSR partners of RoadSafetyUAE.com and both have successful student programmes in place. www.roadsafetyUAE.com

SciFest Dubai: SciFest Dubai is a celebration of the sciences through the arts and popular culture. It aims to promote STEAM education and multiple intelligences through its programme of events: a multi-disciplinary combination of science, literature, and the visual and performing arts. The first SciFest Dubai was launched in 2014 and had 25 events attended by 13,000 participants and visitors. www.scifestdubai.com

Tadweer: Tadweer was established in 2005 as an integrated waste management company supported by Dubai Municipality. It is involved in the sorting and recycling of waste at collection points throughout Dubai. www.tadweer.com

Target Green: Pete Milne, as part of his role as a freelance Environmental Education trainer and consultant, can offer advice on and connections with sustainability education initiatives, including whole school engagement, eco-clubs, energy saving, ecofriendly products and services and local and overseas trip ideas.


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