Clean Water and Sanitation

“Towards a Green Sustainable Future” Initiative

  • “Towards a Green Sustainable Future” Initiative

The Committee for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) has launched an initiative in order to educate teachers and school students at different levels of the development of the SDGs set by the United Nations. This is within the framework of the Academy's social responsibility and its positive impact on the surrounding environment. This initiative can be summarized in three main stages:

  1. Addressing 7 schools in Alexandria as a first stage this year to join training workshops for teachers and students to raise awareness of the SDGs.
  2. Following up with the schools on the implementation of what has been learned in the workshops at the school level and supporting these schools financially and logistically to implement initiatives to save energy and water as a first stage.
  3. Holding a competition among these schools at the Academy's headquarters in order to identify the schools that succeeded first in developing their institutional performance after implementing the SDGs and presenting success stories in each.

The initiative includes several axes and goals for sustainable development and aims to implement them in the schools participating in the initiative and with the participation of more than one group of society. First, the initiative improves the quality of education in schools, introduces smart component and supports the application of students’ ideas. Secondly, the ideas proposed and developed by the participating schools include water and energy fields, which are included in SDG 6 and SDG 7. Third, the initiative works on these two axes and applies them as this will have a great impact on reducing the risks of climate change and achieving sustainability in participating cities and communities, which is in line with SDG 11 and Goal 13. Finally, participation in cooperation between the AASTMT and various schools and institutions contributes to achieving and developing partnership with them and is directly related to SDG 17.