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Friends of the Environment Center – Activities

April 25, 2010

Program Activities

A Flower Each Spring program targets all sectors of the Qatari society, citizens, and expatriates as well as the entire populations of the G.C.C. countries.

Information about Halopeplis Perfoliata (AlKheriza) will be presented to the public through all means of mass media and communication. Planned activities include a wide range of contests and events.
This year’s events:-

  • Fairs and Exhibitions: several fairs and exhibitions will be organized in public places inside Doha, with a view to informing the public about the importance of this plant. This will continue throughout the program with a final general Exhibition at the end of the program.
  • Field trips: weekly field trips will be organized for school students accompanied by their teachers & children by parents, including others who are interested to become acquainted with the plant in its natural habitat. Games and other educational information will be presented as well.
  • Symposia on Halopeplis Perfoliata: scientists and experts on Halopeplis Perfoliata in various countries of the GCC will be invited to participate in symposium organized by the program in Doha.

Contests on the Halopeplis Perfoliata plant:

  • Scientific research for youths: This contest is open to students of the age category 12-18 years from governmental and non-governmental schools, and community. They are to provide scientific studies and essays on Halopeplis Perfoliata. Their information must be supported and documented with references, pictures, and drawings in this competition.
  • Scientific research for adults: This competition is open to all adult individuals. Subject of contest includes scientific studies and essays on Halopeplis Perfoliata, as well as presenting a high stipulation in search of scientific articles on the plant.
  • Literary competition (a.k.a associate of environmental literature): Open to all writers and poets. Works of poetry and prose on Halopeplis Perfoliata are invited.
  • Fine arts competition: The contest welcomes fine art works on Halopeplis Perfoliata in painting, photography, posters, and sculptures. This is conduced in two levels, youth and adults. Children (less than 12 years), Youth (12-18 years), and Adults (19 years and older)
  • Painting (Children – Youth – Senior)
  • Photography (young adult)
  • Designs (young adult)
  • Solids (young adult)
  • Youth centers, Clubs, and School activity competition: This completion opens to all schools (governmental and non-governmental), and to all educational levels. Subjects of contest include school activities and programs related to Halopeplis Perfoliata. This is similar to the clubs and youth centers.

The assessment is based on the following elements:

  • The number of participants in the events of students or members
  • The number of activities (lectures, trips, competitions and awareness campaigns, exhibitions, and contribution to the cultivation of the Halopeplis Perfoliata).
  • Number of posts information by different means; the press – radio – TV – posters – publications (brochures).

Contest terms:

  • A form must be filled to participate.
  • All research papers, reports, and works should be submitted with supporting references and documentations.
  • All submitted works become the property of the A Flower Each Spring program and will not be returned.
  • Previous work and plagiarism will not be accepted.
  • The decision of the judges will be final and binding.
  • Winners of each contest will be announced and receive a prize at the closing ceremony of the program, and all participants will get a certificate of participation.
  • If the work was handed in as a group, the prize will be equally distributed to the participants.
  • A contestant may not participate in more that one contest.
  • See specific requirements for each contest on the entry form.
  • All entries should be submitted to FEC, Sunday-Wednesday, 8am-12pm and 5pm-9pm.
  • All entries must be completely filled and submitted along with the work to FEC on or before November 30th, 2010.

For inquiries, please contact us. You may find our contact information’s in the contact us page.

This piece is taken from the website of the Friends of the Environment Center.

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Friends of the Environment Center – Projects: A Flower for Each Spring Program

April 25, 2010

A flower for each Spring Program

Through the attention given by Her Highness Sheikha Mozah, Consort of His Highness the Emir of Qatar towards the issues of environmental awareness and the nation’s society. The Office of Her Highness under the banner of “Flower Each Spring” awareness campaign introduces the definition of plants by events conducted in cooperation with Friends of the Environment Center.

“Let us stand together in order to nurture and preserve the flowers. Continue growing and thrive on the roots of love and tender flowers, to mesmerize our vision around the beautiful mist.”

H.H. Mozah Bint Nasser Al Missned
Special acknowledgment:

The Friends of the Environment Center (FEC) wishes to express thanks to H. H. Sheikha Mouza Bint Nasser Al Missned.

The 2010 A Flower Each Spring Program is dedicated to the conservation of Halopeplis Perfoliata.

Our committee would like to express its gratitude to The Ministries, Individuals, Companies, and Establishments who supports the events.

A flower each spring program appreciates and thanks the country’s Armed Forces, Division of Environmental Security for their continued support of the program, The Ministries and Public Institutions, as well as private supports that have contributed to the success of the events and activities of the program in 2010 among others programs. Special thanks to H.E. Sheikh Thani bin Abdullah Al Thani.

Objectives of the program ‘A Flower Each Spring’:

  • To increase community awareness of the importance of vegetation in protecting the environment from degradation and desertification.
  • To give greater manifestations of joy and beauty of the environment.
  • To identify economic benefits and medical plants for good use.
  • Building a positive attitude toward the natural environment among young people.
  • Developing innovative capacity and creativity in the fields of environmental development, especially among children.
  • Strengthen regional and international efforts dedicated to preservation and development of natural resources.
  • Promotion of industrial activities on the exploitation of beauty enjoyed by the plant to decorate the industrial products, such as jewelery – pottery – furniture – clothes – wall coverings – packaging materials of all kinds; metal, wood and plastics, as a practical expression of concern for the environment plant.
  • Collection of documentation, of scientific information on plants in a country environment to enrich the data base through the promotion of scientific research.

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Friends of the Environment Center – About Us

April 25, 2010

Who Are We

Friends of the Environment Center is located in Qatar, Doha. It is a non-profit organization seeking to enrich the concept of environmental conservation and community education. The center was established in October 1992. We have independent activities and events. All these projects are fund through the cooperation and support from companies and private institution.
Our Charter

Our belief consists of preserving the environment, to use and enjoy without harming its natural resources, land, and sea. We work sincerely to do our best in preserving the beautiful environment to remain clean and safe for our future generations.
Objectives of the Center

  • To create a greater environmental awareness among citizens and others, acquainting them with the characteristics of the country’s environment and how it relates to society, their impact on the evolution, and development.
  • Urge individuals to research and innovate in order to foster environmental cultural and advocacy.
  • Guide individuals towards the preservation of the environment and contribute to the protection from pollution, degradation, and extinction.
  • Encourage individual and collective initiatives that contribute to sustainable development.
  • To spread knowledge, skill development, sound environmental behaviors in the community, and installs a sense of responsibility in the protection of the environment.
  • Deepen the sense of the importance of environmental care as a basis in the process of sustainable development of society and the definition of the scientific concept of proper balance between development and environmental safety.

Center Units

The specified sections of the Friends of the Environment in recent years, has been canceled and the consolidation of these units are acting collectively without division.
Environmental Awareness Unit

The unit aims to educate the public about global environmental issues, with a focus on what matters to the regional environment of the Arabian Gulf region and the country environment in particular. It will be an important incentive for participation either directly or indirectly in the preservation of the environment and solving problems. Take into account the direct programs to all levels of decision makers through BMNFVE to the general public, giving particular importance to the role of women and children.
Environmental Health Unit

The unit aims to increase awareness of health among the members of the community to preserve the environment to remain clean and healthy. It implements special programs through various environmental elements, including the air, water, food, housing and sanitation.
General Service Unit

The unit aims to develop and organize training programs for participants in the public service through activities and skills appropriate to preserve the environment. This is done through the establishment of camps, and participating in local camps, regional and global programs. Including scientific, cultural, social and recreational matters related to the environment.
Environmental Heritage Unit

The unit aims to identify natural heritage sites, cultural and scientific studies on environmental influences on various archaeological sites. The unit searches ways to preserve them from deterioration to find the best ways to protect and manage them.
Reserves and Research Unit

It has become necessary to work on protection of plant species and wild animals from extinction and development, and this is what the aim of the unit is. It will identify the types of wildlife and to promote research and studies concerning the protected areas suitable for preservation and the creation of appropriate conditions for their growth and survival.
Friends of the Family Unit

The unit aims towards working on family fun of life in a clean environment, with the development of mental functions when all family members, especially mothers and children to achieve the integrity of the family and the environment.
International Relations Unit

The unit represents the liaison between the center and all international bodies and organizations. The issues addressed are about the environment; both on the regional or global level, and is the vantage of the window and see which countries and communities around us.
Environmental Information Unit

The unit seeks to work within the system, introducing important environmental sites to allow the center and users of its full uses of environmental information and thus stand on the latest developments in environmental conditions.

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