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Abu Dhabi UPC launches Facebook contest

Contest encourages university students to pledge to live sustainability

Abu Dhabi UPC launches Facebook contest
The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council have begun a Facebook competition designed to raise awareness about sustainable living.

As part of its UniverCity Outreach Programme, the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) has launched a Facebook contest for students as part of the ‘My Sustainable Abu Dhabi' campaign.

The campaign is designed to reach out to university students in the UAE to try to encourage sustainability as a lifestyle.

The campaign also aims to get students to pledge their support to the UPC's efforts to increase awareness on sustainability through its Estidama four-pillar initiative.

The UPC has announced the establishment of www.facebook.com/adupc  in an effort to involve the communities for whom it plans.

"The ‘My Sustainable Abu Dhabi' Facebook contest is part of the Council's drive to involve communities in a dialogue on the Emirate's sustainable urban development. The UPC's UniverCity outreach programme is an excellent platform to launch the Facebook campaign so that students are encouraged to be part of the Emirate's drive towards sustainability. We highly value the input from the youth community and such dialogue with them will ensure that all of their key concerns will be addressed in our future urban development projects," said Abdulla Al Sahi, director of Corporate Services, UPC.

To enter the contest, students must pledge their support to the campaign and encourage their Facebook friends to sign and pledge their support.

Students can write their own pledge to better their chances of winning the contest. Students that have encouraged 500 or more people to sign up to the campaign get an opportunity to be part of a dedicated workshop on sustainability organised by UPC's UniverCity Outreach team and further form a dedicated team to conduct UPC's quarterly webinar sessions.

The ‘My Sustainable Abu Dhabi' contest is open to all university students in the UAE. All they have to do is like the fan page of facebook.com/adupc and follow the steps to enrol for the contest.

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