Exhibition on eco-friendly future from Sept 27
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ABU DHABI - Want to make your city eco-friendly? Visiting the Eco Future exhibition being organised by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (ADTCA) will help. This interactive educational exhibition is set to open at Abu Dhabi’s Manarat Al Saadiyat gallery on September 27 and will run for a year.
Exploring people’s ability and will to adapt to a changing planet, Eco Future will tackle issues such as food, water and energy resources, healthy living, climate change and various options for a sustainable future.
“Just as the decisions made by people now impact the future of the capital, visitors will learn how different choices based on our priorities can have major effects on tomorrow’s world,” he added.
Eco Future is being developed in close collaboration with expertise from Abu Dhabi entities including Masdar, Abu Dhabi Education Council, Urban Planning Council, Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi, the Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, Emirates Wildlife Society and Tourism Development and Investment Company. The exhibition is divided into six sections, which are Drinking, Eating, Entertainment, Moving, Building and Future City, which all look at how changing climates and resources could affect people’s lives.
Designed mostly for families and children, each of these sections will be packed with interactive games and presentations, where visitors will get to make their own choices for what to eat or how to spend free time, which will be labelled as good or bad. They will also get to build their own house and own car and at the end of the tour all this will result in having their own city built.
According to the organisers, this is all about showing the present and future generations how to get the best quality of life without damaging our planet. The journey through the exhibition will be guided by four characters - Yas, Moza, Ali and Sara, who will accompany visitors, helping them to make the right choices when building the future sustainable city. All presentations and interactive games will be in both Arabic and English and Eco Future will be free of charge.