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EDITO

To rebuild the cycling momentum in the City of
Marrakesh and establish the City’s commitment

Fast population growth and urban development have increased demand for urban travel in the Ochre City. This trend is characterized by a growing number of motorized vehicles and high levels of congestion, affecting economic development, increasing the demand for fuel, and above all, generating excessive pollution.

English

From the president

YASSINE ZEGZOUTI

Founding president of the
association Mawarid Environment and Energy

Mawarid association was founded in Marrakesh, Morocco in October 2009 by a team of young leaders dedicated to place environmental sustainability at the heart of public policy and debate. Environmental issues have now effectively become a local and national priority in many cities around the globe.

English

YASSINE ZEGZOUTI

Founding president of the
association Mawarid Environment and Energy

Mawarid association was founded in Marrakesh, Morocco in October 2009 by a team of young leaders dedicated to place environmental sustainability at the heart of public policy and debate. Environmental issues have now effectively become a local and national priority in many cities around the globe.

As a young association, Mawarid has been recognized as a prominent environmental actor by leading national, international institutions, and most importantly local citizens. As such, Mawarid was the only young association in Morocco’s environmental circles to be invited by the UNESCO to participate in the International Congress on Education for Sustainable Development, which was recently held in November 2014 in the city of Aichi-Nagoya, Japan .

Mawarid, whose objective and priority are centered on environmental education for sustainable development, launched the 5th edition of the ecological bike ride “A Day Without Cars".

This year to continue its awareness campaigns to eliminate carbon emission generated mostly by automobiles and lower the environmental impacts of congestion due to increased automobile traffic. This event intends to improve the quality of life for all citizens in the city Marrakeck.

"A Day Without Cars" was initiated in the city of Marrakesh in 2010. For the 2015 edition, we want to give it national and international visibility by bringing together various participants from Morocco and around the world. Moreover, Mawarid has invited local electives, policy makers, and various stakeholders in the City to attend the event

The value for ecological benefits is well demonstrable. I invite you to join us to become agents of change, however minimal it might be..

Thank you for your participation with us in promoting this event and for your contribution to a  sustainable Morocco.

 

Edito

To rebuild the cycling momentum in the City of
Marrakesh and establish the City’s commitment

Fast population growth and urban development have increased demand for urban travel in the Ochre City. This trend is characterized by a growing number of motorized vehicles and high levels of congestion, affecting economic development, increasing the demand for fuel, and above all, generating excessive pollution.

This reality requires us to consider other means of transport that are less polluting and healthier alternatives to motorized vehicles. In this regard, the bicycle is a compelling ecological and economical transportation option for Marrakech residents and is one that has served residents well in the past.

To rebuild the cycling momentum in Marrakech and establish the city’s commitment to clean air, Mawarid, the Association for the Environment and Clean Energy, is organizing, within the scope of the organization of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 22), the 6th Annual Eco Bike Tour, or "A Day Without Cars”, under the slogan "Cycling for Climate" on Sunday, May 29, 2016 in Marrakesh.

This event aims to promote a collective awareness of environmental stewardship and support of ecological modes of transportation. With the full support of local elected officials and active citizens, Mawarid is ensuring the safety of cyclists and promoting the development of bike paths along congested Marrakech roadways.

We appreciate the active support of many partners, especially the Société Générale Group, which has been a full-fledged partner of Mawarid from the beginning and continues to demonstrate its commitment to sustainable urban mobility and environmental stewardship.

Strongly driven by this motivation, Mawarid intends to use modern and innovative technologies to mobilize the local population, whose involvement is crucial.

Mawarid also wants to implement all necessary means to carry out this project and make this event an example duplicable across the country. To achieve these goals, Mawarid intends to lead the conversation about environmental protection through education, awareness, and learning.

 

About Mawarid

Promote behavioral attitudes that support
the preservation of the environment

Mawarid en quelques mots

›  Mawarid is a non-profit Moroccan organization established by a committed group of young leaders in 2009 to promote the preservation and protection of the environment while providing effective action oriented solutions.

›  Mawarid initiated the first campaign to stop the circulation of non-biodegradable plastic bags in several prominent cities in Morocco. This campaign introduced a series of advocacy and awareness workshops that led to the adoption of fair-trade eco-friendly bags in the market place

 

The objectives of Mawarid

Mawarid is committed to complement public efforts by contributing to major environmental causes and raising awareness through research and education.

1 Inform and raise awareness

›  Anchor environmental values ​​within the Moroccan society

›  Promote behavioral attitudes that support the preservation of the environment.

2 Innovation for environmental prosperity

›  Develop new technologies and educational tools to influence behavior change

 

NATIONAL AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
MOROCCO WITHOUT PLASTIC BAGS
OCTOBER 2012
Mawarid participation
UNESCO WORLD CONFERENCE ON ESD
NoveMBER 2014
Operation
OF PLASTIC BAG COLLECTION
OCTOBRE 2012
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