Zambia Green Jobs Programme supports Foxdale Court World Environment Day Expo
Office retail complex and Green Award winner Foxdale Court is organising a World Environment Day Expo this week on June 3 and 4 at their premises in Lusaka. The event is hosted together with the UN, Zambia Green Jobs Programme, Lusaka City Council, Zambia Environmental Management Agency, Zambia breweries Manja Pamodzi project, EcoZambia, Jiivana, Kukula Capital, Ministry of Lands Natural Resources and Environmental Protection and the Ministry of Local Government and Housing.
The Expo will kick off on June 3 with a tour of Foxdale Court's green initiatives which include a waste management area, water purification plant and the rainwater harvesting area. A cocktail reception will be held in the evening during which the Suppliers of Green Materials and Service Directory 2016 will be officially launched by Association of Building and Civil Engineering Contractors (ABCEC) President Mr. Michael Nyrienda. Other speakers include UN Resident Coordinator Ms. Janet Rogan, Foxdale Court Managing Director Angelika Nyboe Andersen and Guest of Honour the Minister for Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Hon. Christabel Ngimbu, MP.
On June 4 the Foxdale Court will commission its new 100KW peak solar energy system currently being installed. Upon commissioning of the system, 60% of the building's power consumption will be generated from solar power.
The Expo will also include an exhibition with stands from various "green" enterprises including the Zambia Green Building Association. The exhibition, also located at Foxdale Court, will be open to the public between 9.00-17.00 on June 4.
The WED expo is a celebration of World Environment Day (WED) held each year on June 5. It is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action. The Global Theme for this year's World Environment Day is a call to the global community to show zero-tolerance for the illegal trade in wildlife in word and deed, and make a difference.