Young students from Sadat City Language School in Egypt came up with an idea to make better use of electricity. And they are already enjoying the rewards of their “Save Light, Save Earth”– with a five-day all-expenses paid trip to Göteborg, Sweden for an all-expenses paid trip from June 1-6 for the finals of the Volvo Adventure program.
Sadat City Language School is one of this year’s finalist teams in The Volvo Adventure program. Volvo Adventure is a global education and award program for youth, conducted in partnership with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) to promote environmental friendly awareness among the youth. Team members aged 13-16 from all around the world have submitted ideas they have implemented in their local communities via the Volvo Adventure online site. Judges will shortlist the finalist teams, where a cash prize will be presented to first, second, and third place teams in Sweden.
Last year too, MENA featured in the finalists with a team from Oman, for their youth-led project encouraging a change of attitude in the community to preserve the natural environment.
The 85-year old brand was recognized as the most sustainable car brand in March 2011. Besides the green cars they have launched such as the Volvo DRIVe range, the company also works to improve the efficiency of energy usage and refuse handling, as well as incorporating climate-smart logistics solutions and efficiency in water usage.