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21 May 2020

The Rise of Solar, The Fall of its Price, and How Eedama is Helping

Are you looking for some good news in the middle of the health crisis of a lifetime for each of the 8 billion humans on the planet? Here comes the sun! Photovoltaics solar energy has been on a mind-blowing cost-reduction trend in the last decades. The cost of solar photovoltaics (PV) modules, for instance, has been divided by 10 in 10 years, and the lowest electricity prices have just been broken again by a solar PV plant: 1.35 USD/kWh. This price is a bid for the Al Dhafra PV park in Abu Dhabi and is 25 times cheaper than the price a German household pays for electricity!
6 May 2020

Eedama’s Live Workshops

Part of Eedama’s mission is to spread awareness, this is why we have taken the opportunity of this slow period to provide free live sessions on social media: They help reflect on negative environmental impact and improve it, and they allow spending educational and fun moments. Eedama has started holding weekly live workshops, and through these workshops, teaching more about sustainability. We cover various topics including upcycling, composting, gardening, upcycling DIY activities and much more.
14 April 2020

StartAD LIVE Mentoring Sessions by Eedama: Environmentally Responsible Businesses

Eedama provides professional training for different age groups and initiatives, raising awareness on various important topics of sustainability with every step they take. Eedama is currently collaborating with StartAD - NYU through training and mentoring, an Abu Dhabi-based global accelerator steering seed-stage technology startups to launch, develop, and scale their ventures.
5 April 2020

Tailored Learning Experiences with NYUAD

At Eedama, we start any tour or workshop by asking what you need and what you’re looking forward to learning. It is important to us that you achieve the learning goals you set, and we aim to help you do that, no matter the diversity of these goals. For example, we hosted New York University of Abu Dhabi in January, where we explored different aspects of Masdar City in relation to the topic studied by the students in class. We did multiple sessions to cover various topics such as: General sustainability, Solar Photovoltaic Energy, Mobility and Transport as well as Social Justice and Sustainability.
29 March 2020

Visiting an Environmentally – Friendly Park – Exploring Umm Al Emarat Park in Abu Dhabi

A well designed park does wonders for a city, environmentally and socially, and as Fredrick Law Olmsted once said, parks are “the lungs of the city”. Eedama gives everyone the opportunity to explore Umm Al Emarat Park in a unique, peculiar, proactive way, and enjoy a day of outdoor education. We get to tour one of Abu Dhabi’s sustainable parks and learn all about its design, material, features, and what makes it environmentally friendly.
15 March 2020

Sustainable City Design

Making a sustainable city has become a common topic of conversation nowadays, it is a discussion we have with our colleagues, our students, and within our communities. We discuss the true meaning of a sustainable city, what it means to us individually, and how we can contribute to it. We also talk about its key features, what it should include, and the characteristics and elements of it. ..
28 January 2020

Eedama and festivals: Reinventing awareness

Although originally a training center working mostly for schools and educational institutions, Eedama has very early in its existence been asked to contribute to events, festivals, music concerts… in its own way! There were some doubts at the beginning on […]
17 January 2018

A Week About Sustainable Dubai – Day 5 – Green School Projects

The 5th and last day of this week on sustainability with Goumbook and GEMS World Academy ended with a half day full of practical work. The original plan was to learn more about alternative farming methods on this day such […]
17 January 2018

A Week About Sustainable Dubai – Day 4 – Biodiversity And Water

Al Hafeiyah Mountain Conservation Centre Field Trip The week was approaching its end with already lots of information gathered and stories created but there was still a lot more to get through when talking about sustainability. 2 of the most […]
17 January 2018

A Week About Sustainable Dubai – Day 3 – Energy And Design

The second field trip of the week was held at The Sustainable City. Eedama has had many field trips there and you could read more on our other blog articles here. This time, the city became fully functional with 80% […]