At Umniah, we continuously assess the impact of our activities on the environment and the local community through environmentally friendly audits of our business based on the best international practices.
We have also adopted an innovative corporate social responsibility strategy through which we seek to support people, ideas and projects that add value to sectors including education, sports, health, society, culture and the arts. Furthermore, we also offer our support to entrepreneurs and startups through Umniah’s business incubator The Tank.
Moreover, we execute a governance strategy that focuses on adopting and implementing policies and procedures that are reviewed periodically to ensure the implementation of the highest corporate governance practices within the company in terms of transparency, accountability, flexibility and compliance with all relevant regulations and laws.
In 2021 the avoided GHG from renewable resources increased by 70%
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Local Green Initiatives
If you are looking to help preserve and protect our country’s natural environment, we have put together a list of wonderful initiatives you can participate in, dedicated to protecting our environment and the future of our tomorrow.
Dedicated to restoring Jordan’s forests and rangelands. With WADI and its local partners and leading restoration organizations, you will help:
- improve soil quality,
- prevent soil erosion,
- contribute to groundwater recharge.
Non-profit Initiative & Forum under the umbrella of Hearts United 4 Environmental Training.
With Green Wheelz, you will be:
- Protecting the environment
- Supporting Disabled Children
- Raising awareness & transforming society
- Supporting the local economy
At THE Group we have dedicated ourselves to protecting the environment in all aspects of our business. We first began recycling efforts in 2010 with just 3 recycling bins, but we knew there was more to do and so, within one year, we led the charge for environmental protection and opened a full-scale recycling center. Soon afterward, we established the “Watch Your Waste” program at the Children’s Museum to promote environmental awareness and responsibility for the children who will one day shape the future of our planet.
Change the culture of littering and waste disposal by protecting and preserving marine life. Encourage people to become more environmentally conscious citizens.
A community initiative to create, build and spread a culture of recycling in the Jordanian society.
- Prevent or reduce the generation of waste
- Recycling and recovery
- Seeking to legalize solid waste management and encourage investment in it
Become a Green Business
Five actionable steps any business can take:
Taking stock: The first step is to recognize the impact one is having through taking stock of energy output, waste and travel practices your business is engaging and defining your overall goals.
Guides such as the Oxford Offsetting Principles, which is a set of standards for offsetting carbon emissions, can help your organization meet the goal of reaching net zero carbon emissions.
Making sure everyone is on board: discuss these goals with your team and ensure that everyone is on the same page. Members of the team can give feedback and make suggestions regarding the best ways to work towards sustainability goals that fit your organization’s needs.
Working with like-minded partners: it is crucial to vet your vendors and partners sustainability practices to ensure that these goals are integrated through all facets of your organization. Choosing vendors that are themselves environmentally conscious and share your values will show that you are committed to your mission of becoming sustainable inside and out.
Going dark: going from light to dark mode can save 39-47% of battery power, according to a Purdue University study. While this step alone will not solve the problem, it is nonetheless an important step to take on the road to achieving sustainability best practices.
Exploring certifications: working towards certifications such as the ISO 14001 can give your organization clearer progress benchmarks to work on.
Lower Your Digital Carbon Footprint
Limit unnecessary streaming:
The Cloud & Clean Energy
- Switching off your devices.
- Turning off auto-play and videos when you leave the room.
- Closing any tabs that might play video ads without you knowing.
Cutting down on electronic noise clutter and screen time will also have a positive effect on both your physical and mental wellbeing!
Power with Renewables
Restrict Data Tracking
Lower Your Monitor’s Brightness
Save our Water
In Your Bathroom
- Take short showers instead of baths.
- Do not keep the water running when brushing your teeth, shaving, or soaping up. Fill the sink to shave.
- Make sure your toilet is not leaking. You can add 12 drops of food coloring into the tank, and if you see color appearing in your toilet bowl, it means it is leaking.
- Fill a plastic water bottle with a few stones and water, and place it in your toilet’s tank, away from the mechanism, which reduces the amount of water without sacrificing efficiency.
- Use low-flow showerheads.
In Your Kitchen and Laundry Room:
- Replace old dishwashers and laundry machines.
- When cooking, peel and clean vegetables in a large bowl of water instead of under running water.
- Fill your sink or basin when washing and rinsing dishes.
- Wait until your dishwasher is full before running it.
- Select a dishwasher with a “light-wash” option.
- Do not use the garbage disposal unless necessary.
- Buy faucet aerators.
- Only do laundry when you have a full load.
Make Your Wardrobe Eco-Friendly
Here are some easy tips:
- Buy clothes made with natural fibers such as cotton, linen, silk, and wool. Avoid synthetic fabrics like polyester, nylon, spandex and acrylic, as they are made from materials that are harmful to the environment.
- Go organic: Play a part in reducing the harmful use of pesticides and herbicides by finding clothes made with organic fabrics.
- Find sustainable brands that care about the environment, and use renewable materials: Do a bit of research on a brand before you buy from them.
- Quality over quantity: Quality clothing lasts longer. Investing in well-made clothes will save money.
- Look for certifications. Keep an eye out for companies that have certifications of sustainability. Here is a link with a list of certifications to look for: https://www.ecolabelindex.com/ecolabels/?st=category%2Ctextiles
- Buy secondhand: Check your local thrift shops or go online to find pre-owned clothes.
- Swap clothes with friends and neighbors.
- Donate your clothes instead of throwing them out. with JHCO’s Charity Clothes Bank a great option for donating gently used attire for a fantastic cause.
- Sell old clothes: there are many websites such as com that make it easier to sell your unwanted clothes.
- Repair your old clothes instead of buying new ones.
- Use environmentally friendly laundry detergents.
- Hang clothes to dry outdoors.
- Think twice before dry-cleaning.
- Use old t-shirts as rags.
Ideas that might help in building an effective and sustainable company policy:
- Be open to change.
- Consider mental wellbeing that allows individuals to speak up and express.
- Encourage accountability and effective communication.
- Make sure that your sustainable governance structure is in sync with the existing business model.
- Increase board diversity and representation.
Technology plays an important role in achieving sustainability, there are many factors in which environmental sustainability is integrated with technological development to plan for a better future, innovations are being used as a building block for governments and societies in drawing a road map for a more sustainable world, and the examples are many, such as:
- Internet of Things
The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the concept of linking any device to the Internet and to other connected devices. These appliances can help cut down energy waste. For example, you can turn off lights and air conditioning automatically while you are away. The IoT can also help companies track and expand the lifecycle of their products.
- Big Data Analytics
By gathering and analyzing large pools of data, companies can become more informed about environmental concerns. Companies can look at their energy usage and use big data to highlight areas where they can improve competence. These insights can also provide businesses with a strong depiction of their inclusive environmental impact and estimate potential ecological threats.
- Electric Vehicles
An electric car that uses electricity from clean and renewable sources produces no gas emissions, manufacturers today are not only making electric cars more efficient, but also more affordable. As time goes on, these technologies will only grow cheaper and more effective.
- Agriculture Technologies
Technology can be used throughout the food supply chain to produce nontoxic and viable food for us to eat. In farming, precision agriculture makes use of progressive technologies for detecting, data analysis, and automation, which manifests in many appliances such as soil sensors, robotic seeders, and drones.
- Internet of Things
- I am grateful for everything the universe is providing for me.
- I focus on what I can control and make peace with what I can’t.
- I give myself permission to let go of clutter and chaos in my life.
- I aim to live a healthy lifestyle.
- I am free to rewrite my story.
- I will take my health seriously and treat my body with respect.
- It is safe for me to let go of what no longer serves me.
- I am worthy of love and happiness.
- I am an unstoppable force of nature.
- I am in charge of my life.
- All I need is within me right now.
- I am getting better and better every day.
- I am having a positive and inspiring impact on the people I come into contact with.
- I am not pushed by my problems; I am led by my dreams.
- I choose happiness, and happiness chooses me.
- I am in the right place at the right time, doing the right thing.
- I am aware of the impact I can make for helping our environment.
- I chose to react positively to all situations
- Today is a gift. I will accept the presence of life and will be present in this moment.
- Life is beautiful and I am optimistic about the future.
- Zero waste goodies package
- Organic Skincare Bundle
- Yankee Candle Small Jar Candle Vanilla Lime
- Hug a tree T-Shirt – Wild Jordan
- Dead Sea Skin Routine Package
- Recycled Travel Bag – Souq Fan
- Recycled Painting – S.b @rtwork
- ZOX Inspirational & Motivational Bracelet
- Gift for moms
- Indoor Garden
- Earth Stickers for kids
- Recycled Coffee Yarn Socks
- The Botanical Luxury Soap Gift Set
- Gintan 4 Pack Slow Cooker
- Drinking Glasses with Bamboo Lids and Glass Straw
- Freezable Grocery Shopping Bag
- food wraps
- Eco Journal
- Organic Hemp Yoga Mat
- Sustainable Yoga Mat Storage
- Medhal Pod – The future of the Planet
- One Planet Podcast: Sustainability, Climate Change, Politics, Circular Economy & Environmental Solutions.
- Reversing Climate Change Podcast: How to Link Carbon Removal to Travel.
- Volunteer Youth Worker Podcast: What Are Your Top Struggles as a Volunteer Youth Worker?
- Finjan with Abdelrahman Abu Maleh: Are earthquakes a result of human behavior?
- Sahab Podcast: Environment
- Nature guys – Kids in nature
- Climate & the 1 trillion dollar question
- How to apply sustainability in fashion –Arbaa podcast
- An architect’s journey in the field of sustainability. Sustainability podcast
- A Sustainable Mind
- Behind the scenes at ‘How to Save a Planet,’ a climate solutions podcast
- The Sustainability Agenda
- How to stay sane in the age of climate change
- Sustainability leaders
- The wild
- The energy gang
- Green Dreamer
- Spirit of 608
- Conscious Chatter
Movies and Documentaries
- Our Planet
- Kiss the Ground
- Down to Earth with Zac Efron
- Pay It Forward
- The Human Element
- History of the World in 2 Hours
- Before the Flood
- The Human Element (2019)
- David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet (2020)
- Police Patrol – For Kids
- The True Cost
- The 11th hour
- 8 billion angels
- MY OCTOPUS TEACHER
- I AM GRETA
- Guillermo González & Jay Richards: The Privileged Planet: How Our Place in the Cosmos Is Designed for Discovery
- Geoffrey B. West: Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies
- Rollo May: Scale: Man’s Search for Himself
- Carl Sagan: Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
- Matt Haig: Notes on a Nervous Planet
- Mike Hulme: Can Science Fix Climate Change?
- Mike Berners-Lee: ‘How Bad Are Bananas? The carbon footprint of everything’
- The significance of sustainability
- Bill Gates: How to Avoid a Climate Disaster
- Noami Klein’s This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate
- The Future We Choose
- Let My People Go Surfing
- Thinking in Systems
- The future we choose
- The power of habit
- Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
- Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future
- The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability – Designing for Abundance
- Create a nourishing routine. Anxiety thrives on turbulence and uncertainty.
- Write a list of things you are grateful for; gratitude has a wonderful way of retraining your brain to find the positive in every day.
- A friendly reminder to do your best without over working yourself to the point of a mental break down.
- Being authentic will radiate more energy than trying to be an ideal version of yourself.
- If all you did today is hold yourself together, we are proud of you.
- You can’t be there for others, if you were not there for yourself first.
- Forgive yourself for the past mistakes you’ve made.
- Make leisure and contemplation a priority.
- Find ways to learn and be creative.
- Show some love to someone in your life.
- Practice forgiveness
- Talk to someone you trust for support
- Only try what feels comfortable
- Make social connection — especially face-to-face — a priority
- Treat yourself and others with kindness.
- Be a tourist in your own town.
- Get help if you need it.
- Find purpose and meaning
- Appeal to your senses
- Find ways to care for others, which can be as rewarding and meaningful as it is challenging
- Watch the food you are eating. Start by planning your meals for next week.
- Drink two cups of water upon waking up.
- Make it a habit to have a quick breathing session several times a day.
- Take a cold shower after exercise or feeling tired.
- Start using CFL or LED bulbs once the ones you have burn out.
- Take a break from social media applications for 3 days every once in a while.
- Do not sit for longer than an hour at a time.
- Eat plenty of vegetables and some fruit every day.
- Always be kind and polite to other people.
- Eat a healthy breakfast.
- Switch to low-fat (1% or less) milk, cheese, and yogurt.
- Drink water instead of soda or juice.
- Take the stairs or walk extra steps.
- Wear sunscreen every day of the year.
- Ask interesting questions.
- Adopt a Simple Skincare Routine
- Learn and engage in resilient techniques
- Stick to a few topics
Do you know any of them?
- Enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the earth four times.
- A hot water faucet that leaks one drop per second can add up to 165 gallons a month. That’s more than one person uses in two weeks.
- There will be more plastic in our oceans than fish by 2050.
- Around 27,000 trees are cut down each day just to produce toilet paper.
- July 2021 was the hottest month ever recorded.
- Plastic materials may take centuries to decompose.
- Over nine million people die every year as a direct or indirect result of the pollution.
- The Driest place on Earth is in Antarctica, it hasn’t experienced rain in 2 Million Years.
- Earthquakes have the ability to produce gold.
- The world’s oldest trees are 4,600-year-old Bristlecone pines in the USA.
- Approximately nine million deaths in 2015 were linked to pollution.
- 10 of the World’s 15 Most Polluted Cities are in India.
- The combined weight of ants on the planet is higher than all human beings. The world has over 7 billion people, and 100 trillion ants.
- 78% of marine mammals are at risk of choking on plastic.
- Humans today consume the same water the dinosaurs drank. The water amount on earth is always the same and is being recycled by weather patterns.
- Recycling one glass bottle saves enough energy to power a normal light bulb for about four hours.
- On average, one supermarket goes through 60 million paper bags each year.
- Paper from trees can be recycled 6 times.
- Aluminum can be recycled forever.
- A glass bottle can take more than 1 million years to decompose or even more if it is in a landfill.
- China is the leading producer of CO2.
- Storms, floods, droughts, hurricanes, forest fires, and heat waves are some of the natural disasters resulting from climate change.