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Saving 52 tCO2e in their local office thanks to solar panels

The UN office in the Dominican Republic has now installed a solar energy system with a capacity of 64 kWp. It supplies 29% of the office's electricity needs, and saves an average of 52 tonnes of CO2e per year for the 6 UN agencies that operate in the building! That’s equivalent to planting over 850 trees per year 🌳 Pretty cool!
The installation was led by the UNDP Country Office, as part of their strategy to achieve a greener office.
But that's not all. Besides this new solar energy system, the local office of UNDP in the Dominican Republic has also established recycling stations for its employees, implemented strategies for efficient resource management, and is now systematically promoting green procurement.
This is what I call: walking the talk... and it is great to see organizations doing it!

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  • Kevin

    3 w

    Leading by example for sure, sustainability is the way to go!

    • winnie nguru

      3 w

      Leading by example.. Green energy for all!

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      • Munene Mugambi

        3 w

        I see the implementation of sustainable practices like solar energy and recycling as a way to not only reduce environmental impact but also set a positive example for others to follow. More organizations should prioritize such initiatives to contribute to a greener future.

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        • George Kariuki

          3 w

          This is fantastic news! The UN's Dominican Republic office going solar is a shining example for other organizations.

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          • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

            3 w

            Good move my UNDP.Walkibg the talk on climate action is commendable 💚💚

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            • Jane Wangui

              3 w

              Amazing...this is the way .if more were to embrace change and go green significant change will be realized in no time.

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              • Munene Mugambi

                3 w

                @jane_wangui But of course. Embracing green initiatives like solar energy and recycling can lead to significant positive change for the environment and society as a whole.

              • Rashid Kamau

                3 w

                Such great commitments are key to lessen the reliance of fossil fuels,which in return will favor our climate.

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                • zelda ninga

                  3 w

                  The UNDP has done a recommendable job and hoping other UN offices would emulate them too.This is so impressive.

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                  • Munene Mugambi

                    3 w

                    @zelda_ninga_442 That's among the most important lessons from this project. Emulation by other offices and other organisations to make it the norm.

                  • walter lungayi

                    3 w

                    UNDP's successful installation of solar panels at their local office, is a commendable sustainability achievement. This showcases UNDP's leadership in practicing what it advocates - lowering its own carbon footprint through renewable energy.

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                    • zelda ninga

                      3 w

                      @walter_lungayi This is what we call walking the talk.

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                    • Elizabeth Gathigia

                      3 w

                      This is a great step by UNDP, this is the way to go 💚 💚

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