In 2013, Emirates launched a new environmental initiative called ‘A Greener Tomorrow’. The aim of the initiative is to support not-for-profit environmental or conservation organisations by providing a funding award of up to $150,000. ‘A Greener Tomorrow’ is an outcome of Emirates’ commitment to sustainability and environmental conservation. The money for ‘A Greener Tomorrow’ is raised through various recycling programmes across the Emirates Group.
Winners of the initiative:
- South African Wildlife College Trust: provided three scholarships and two bursaries for their certificate programmes in nature conservation to students who already work in the conservation area but who do not have formal educational qualifications to advance their careers. These qualifications will help students move into roles such as wildlife area managers, park rangers and senior field rangers, working to protect wildlife parks within southern Africa.
- African Parks: used the funding from ‘A Greener Tomorrow’ to support educational development within the Barotse community who live within the Liuwa Plain National Park in Zambia. African Parks provided educational tablet computers and employ additional teaching assistants within the schools in the park. Improved access to education is expected to decrease the pressure on the wildlife and natural resources of the park