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The Change Initiative

If you have recently moved to Dubai, or are planning to move soon, you will soon discover being environmentally friendly in Dubai can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. Although ‘its not easy being green‘ recently it got slightly easier with the opening of a new shop in Al Barsha called The Change Initiative. The shop aims to bring to Dubai a ‘one-stop’ marketplace, offering environmentally-friendly services and products.

Located in a  4,000 square-metre facility at the Al Barsha end of Sheikh Zayed Road, The Change Initiative will display sustainable solutions, including cleaning products, water and energy-saving technology, photovoltaic cells, environmentally friendly home and office furniture, organic food, and fashion accessories made from recycled materials.

The Change Initiative will not only sell products – they also help educate. To help people understand how they can go green at home and in the office, there will be demonstration areas and a mock-up office and apartment.

About 20 per cent of the goods sold in The Change Initiative are to be imported because not everything the company wants to sell is available here.

For more info and advice on how to be environmentally friendly in Dubai, visit the Green Tips section of Expat Echo Dubai

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