‎‎‎A Flower Each Spring Program‎‎‎

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation, launched the ‘Flower Each Spring; program in 1999 and included it under her generous sponsorship within Qatar Foundation’s programs.‎‎‎ ‎‎‎In November 2016, the program became part of a series of various initiatives and activities organized by QBG, such as the ‘Fun and Learn’, the ‘Young Botanist’, the ‘Plant Competition’, and the ‘Ghars’ campaign.‎‎‎

‎‎‎‘Flower Every Spring’ is concerned with environmental education, especially wildlife in the State of Qatar, its expansion, and its benefits.‎‎‎ Every year one of the natural plants of Qatar is chosen to be highlighted.‎‎‎ ‎‎‎The ‘Flower Every Spring’ program is consistent with the objectives and directions of QBG in the fields of botany, environmental education, and preservation of environmental and cultural heritage, by spreading knowledge about plants, preserving the environment and biodiversity in the State of Qatar, and supporting Qatar Foundation’s efforts to achieve sustainable development.‎‎‎

 

The program provides transport assistance for interested individuals to travel to the permanent camp (Flower Every Spring camp in Ras Al-Matbakh in Al-Khor city), which receives visitors for an educational environmental day that combines education and recreation. The program encourages visitors to become protectors of the environment and make more environmentally- conscious decisions.‎‎‎Establishing fixed stations for environmental awareness programs, as well as the Flower Each Spring program, contributes to attracting the public and transforming markets into centers for spreading environmental awareness. These are interactive stations that attract children and adults to environmental activities aimed at instilling concepts of caring for and celebrating nature.‎‎‎

 

Objectives‎‎‎

  • ‎‎‎Increasing community awareness of the importance of vegetation cover, and its role in preserving the environment from degradation and desertification.‎‎‎
  • Observing the necessary conditions to protect the planet from the effects of climate change‎‎‎
  • ‎‎‎Rationalizing water and energy usage, consumption of natural resources, and adopting sustainable utilization habits.
  • ‎‎‎Developing the capabilities of innovation and creativity in the fields of environmental development.‎‎‎
  • ‎‎‎Preserving biodiversity, and applying a balanced view of the natural environment‎‎‎.
  • ‎‎‎Caring for the seas as a major source of life support and environmental sustainability.‎‎‎

 

‎‎‎In 2018, around 15 trips to the program camp were arranged on Saturdays, with the number of participants reaching 4,500, at a rate of 300 per trip.‎‎‎

‎‎‎Visitors to our daily permanent station in Ezdan Mall in Al-Gharrafa enjoyed our year-round program activities, as they interacted with the various elements of the program, with the total number of visitors reaching 48,000.‎‎‎ ‎‎‎The program activities catered for all age and social groups, including children, university students, institutions, families, and friends of nature.‎‎‎

‎‎‎The ‘Every Spring is a Flower’ program regularly features at nationwide events, including ‎‎all national celebrations and days of local, regional, and global significance:‎‎‎

  • ‎‎‎National Day‎‎‎
  • National Sport Day‎‎‎
  • ‎‎‎The White Cane – Ezdan Mall – Friends of Nature – Flower Each Spring 15 October 2018‎‎‎
  • ‎‎‎Environment Festival – Ezdan Mall – Friends of Nature – ‎‎‎Flower Each Spring 23 November 2018‎‎‎
  • ‎‎‎Celebrating the murals of Al Wakrah Mall‎‎‎
  • ‎‎‎Celebrating the release of Greeno the bird in Al Khor Park on 24 March 2018‎‎‎
  • We took a bird in our custody to nurse it and called it Greeno. After its recovery, it was released in Al Khor Park, which includes the largest open space for birds within one of the program trips. The bird was released in a symbolic event in the presence and participation of dozens of children and visitors to the park.

  • ‎‎‎Kuwait Conference 11 – 13 March 2018 / Gulf Forum for the Environment‎‎‎

  • ‎‎‎Exhibition hall / social responsibility events‎‎‎
  • ‎‎‎College of Islamic Studies‎‎‎

‎‎‎At various schools throughout the year
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