On World Environment Day, the Museum of the Future urges its guests to make small changes to help safeguard the planet.
08 June 2022, 12:00 AM
30 June 2022, 12:00 AM
The United Nation's (UN) World Environment Day is marked annually on June 5 to stress the importance of protecting the environment. As part of the day of reflection, Dubai Museum of the Future is championing a more sustainable future for all and urged its guests to make small changes to help safeguard the planet and its biodiversity.
The Museum of the Future is highlighting the everyday changes people can make to protect the planet and conserve its natural resources, for example using less water and using public transport.
Speaking on the occasion, Majed Al Mansoori, Deputy Executive Director at the Museum of the Future, said: "We fully support what World Environment Day and are taking our own steps to contribute to protecting the environment, such as using plastic-free packaging and reusable shopping bags and providing water dispensers to reduce the use of plastic bottles
"Preserving the environment and promoting sustainability is a priority for us, in line with the UAE leadership’s directives to promote sustainable development. At the Museum of the Future, we deploy technology to help design the future and develop plans to respond to the current and future challenges facing the planet," he added.
The museum places a heavy emphasis on sustainability. The building itself was designed in line with environmental and sustainability standards and is a sustainability model in its futuristic creativity. Also, it obtains a large percentage of its energy through solar panels that cover its facade, and it contains a smart irrigation system dedicated to its garden, which contains more than 100 species of native plant species able to cope with Dubai’s hot climate.
Not only are guests able to charge their electric vehicles while touring the museum, the number of car parking spaces is also limited to encourage the use of the Dubai Metro which is linked directly to the museum through the Metro Link Bridge.