NBB Participates in ‘Green Up’ Project to Promote Environmental Awareness and Air Quality Enhancement

The National Bank of Bahrain has partnered with CleanUp Bahrain (CUB), a local non-profit environmental organisation, to finance its latest initiative; the Green Up Project. The new project, in collaboration with the Southern Municipality, aims to plant a total of 810 trees along the 16th December Highway covering project phase two and three to help absorb around 8.5 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide within 5 years, help mitigate air pollution, and improve temperature in this congested area.

cleanup-beforeEmphasising the bank’s ongoing spread of environmental awareness, this latest initiative seeks to attract different segments of the population to actively participate in enhancing the Kingdom’s environmental future, aligning with Bahrain Economic Vision 2030 and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Amongst a list of benefits, trees can help reduce the temperature in a city by up to 7°C, absorb humidity, which is a top priority in the current local climate, and improve air quality while lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

cleanup-afterCommenting on the initiative, Dana Buheji, Group Chief Human Resources & Sustainability Officer at NBB, said: “We are pleased to be a part of the Green Up project, ramping up our efforts to honour NBB’s ongoing commitment towards the preservation and promotion of environmental awareness within the Kingdom. Through this project, we hope to inspire our community and stress the importance and value of protecting and preserving the environment. Our aim is to minimise our footprint and contribute towards eco-friendly solutions bound to have long-lasting benefits to our climate for years to come.”

On his end, Mr. Ali Mohamed AlQaseer, Co-Founder and Chairman of CleanUp Bahrain, stated: “As we move towards a more environmentally conscious society, we express our sincere gratitude to NBB for supporting CleanUp Bahrain’s tree planting project and for considering environmental sustainability in their strategy. We appreciate NBB’s support as they work to spread awareness on the importance of environmental initiatives. CUB seeks to encourage groups of all ages to volunteer and take part in meaningful contributions that serve to improve the Bahraini community.”

For further details on the Green Up project please contact 36501153 or [email protected]