Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University is taking part in the activities of the Saudi Environment Week, which was launched under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Governor of the Eastern Province, under the theme "Our Environment is our Responsibility". The event was organized by the branch of the Ministry of Environment, Water, and Agriculture in the Eastern Province at Al-Khobar Corniche.
Dr.Eng. Tufail bin Youssef Al-Yousef, Chairman of the Participating Committee, and General Supervisor of Public Relations and Media (IAU) Said: the university’s participation this year came under the guidance of His Excellency Dr. Abdullah bin Muhammad Al-Rubaish, President of the University. He noted that a committee was formed to organize the participation and contribution of the university in this key event. The university highlighted its efforts for increasing knowledge of the most important environmental issues in the Kingdom and stimulating environmental commitment. It showcased a number of its sustainable initiatives to support the "Green Saudi Arabia" initiative, launched by His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Crown Prince.
Another initiative is the "Green University without Carbon," which aims to activate the university's smart afforestation model and launch a mobility service using clean energy bicycles and e-scooters, by the Deanship of Community Service and Sustainable Development.
The university also initiated a number of student projects in which students from the College of Architecture and Planning participated by presenting their innovative design projects for resorts and residential schemes in the Eastern Province, with the goal of contributing to desertification reduction and stimulating tourism diversity in the province, and creating job opportunities for the local community. Also, students from the College of Public Health's Department of Environmental Health, presented a number of projects to reduce the negative effects of climate change on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Arab countries. Students from the College of Engineering presented a variety of engineering projects focusing on indoor air quality, renewable energy projects, and waste transformation using environmentally friendly technologies.
The pavilion displayed several patents obtained by university employees, including the ecological tree for the production of electric power and air purification, as well as the patent that uses green plants treated with nano-titanium oxide to remove air pollutants.
A scientific program presented by a number of university environmental specialists is also included in the participation. Dr. Wafaa Al-Tisan, Associate Professor of Plant Environment from the College of Science, gave a lecture on the first day titled "The Environment is a National Decision for a Sustainable Future Vision," and a number of environmental awareness topics were covered during the event.
Dr. Al-Yousef went on to say that this year's participation was part of the university's important role in preserving the environment through its academic projects, colleges, and employees, as it was eager to prepare all means to preserve the environment in its buildings and facilities and to clarify the importance of this through messages and year-long awareness initiatives. Al-Youssef urged community members and specialists to take advantage of the exhibition, which is being held to protect the environment and this land so that everyone can live in a society that understands the value of the environment.