Car Free Day is an initiative pioneered by the Dubai Municipality for the first time in 2010, which is considered the first of its kind in the region, aiming to make Dubai a global sustainable city, and to prove its commitment towards the relevant international environmental conventions, which aims to reduce greenhouse gases emissions. The initiative has been evolved dramatically during the subsequent years, which is directly attributed to the growing community involvement from different Governmental and Simi-governmental sectors, where the number of participants in 2015 reached 300 entities comparing with only two entities participated in the first year of the initiative in 2010, in addition to that the number of the personal vehicle that stop during the event went up to 30000 in 2015, where as in 2010 it reached 1000 vehicles only.
This year however, it has only become bigger. Over 60,000 cars are expected to be off the roads in four emirates: Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman and Al Ain to help reduce carbon footprint and raise awareness on climate change.
We, at Choithrams have always made efforts to contribute towards the well being of the environment through our Planet 7 sustainability program.
This year, we are delighted to spread awareness through our stores and amongst our customers by getting them to pledge to participate in this great initiative
We have also conducted a contest on our social channels encouraging people to participate and win hampers.
A little effort always goes a long way towards a life full of goodness. Take part and make a difference.