Yas Mall welcomed today 125 school children in a tree planting event held in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Education Council and Aldar Academies, dedicated to educating youth about the importance of recycling and caring for the environment.
Held in Town Square at Yas Mall, primary pupils from The Pearl; Al Ain International; Al Mushrif; Al Muna and Al Dhabiyania schools planted seedlings into biodegradable pots. The students were also given an interactive environmental presentation focused on recycling by Dulsco, the premier human resources and environmental solutions provider and answered interactive quizzes to win prizes from Hamleys, Build-a-Bear and Dulsco before enjoying a delicious lunch from Jamba Juice.
Yas Mall is the largest retail development to achieve a 2-pearl Estidama sustainability rating in the UAE and the most sustainable mall in the region, due to its world-class eco-friendly standards in design, construction and operation. The leading shopping, dining and entertainment destination also has the largest landscaped area in the UAE, with 116,000 square metres of external landscaping and 415,813 individual plants. Yas Mall also boasts more than 57 natural trees over four metres long within the mall, enabling visitors to experience the unique feel of being outdoors while indoors.
Talal Al Dhiyebi, Chief Development Officer at Aldar Properties, said: “Aldar Properties has an unrivalled commitment to creating a sustainable future for the capital; we incorporate sustainable practices not only into our construction but in our landscaping, cleaning and waste management at Yas Mall. As one of the largest property developers in the Middle East and North Africa region, we see it as our responsibility to raise awareness about the importance of sustainability, and to play a part in teaching students about preserving the environment.”