Giving Earth A Hand: Warid Telecom

In line with the thought ‘I am the change’ Warid takes yet another earth friendly step by supporting young leaders of KES (Kinnaird Environment Society). With an understanding that now is the time to let the change take place and that one person has the power to effect climate change.

The Kinnaird Environment Society (KES) is uniquely distinguished for taking number of green initiatives to protect nature. Earth Week was organized by the society in which a three day event was planned to mark the Earth Day celebrations.

April 26th was the pledges day when KC students joined at the stalls set up by the KES members around college. Each one took a pledge on how to make this earth a better place to live and how an individual can play positive role in making our environment clean and green.

Exciting prizes were given to those who came up with the most creative pledges.  “Think Green” Eco Competition was held on 27th April. The competition’s judge was Ms Zabreen Hassan from WWF Pakistan.  Zartaj kamran khawaja (BSc. HONS Economics, SME-4) was the winner for writing a wonderful article ‘Think Green’ and she was awarded with a trophy, certificate and gift hamper.

On 28th April finally the Earth Day was celebrated. Dr Rukhsana David, principle Kinnaird college graced the event who appreciated the efforts of Warid for supporting this bravura event and all the untiring efforts put by Dr. Saleema Bashir (Advisor KES) Anum Zia (President KES) and all the Kinnaird Environment Society Members. Mr. Ghanzanfar Ali Langab, president S.W.A.N and Dr. Aneel Salman of GIK (Ghulam Ishaq Khan) delivered inspirational speech over ‘Climate Change’.

Videos on the theme, “Think Green” were played and “Ecofair ” stalls were showcased to spread awareness amongst KC students.

Warid staff and their families recently celebrated Earth Hour in collaboration with WWF-Pakistan and its business partner Singtel (Singapore Telecom, Asia’s telecom industry giant) that was the part of Warid’s going green drive. The company also commenced a outstanding project of implementing Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution based on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R-2 Hyper-V. With this project, Warid took a leap forward in carbon emissions, honoring its part in keeping the planet greener by environment friendly green technology.

Total Power Consumption is reduced by 180% with annual saving of 215,280 KW/Y from power and Total Air Conditioning Saving per Year: 160,030 KW/Y, also Carbon Emission Saving per Year: of 581730 Pound.

To protect environment by introducing the environment friendly or green energy for Mobile in Pakistan, Warid is also the first cellular company to introduce/deploy solar powered BTS in the country. The non-hybrid site is 100% powered on solar energy thereby reducing carbon dioxide emissions and noise pollution, both of which are unfriendly to the environment. The solution also reduces pressure on Pakistan’s overall energy supply which further benefits the environment.

  • Give Earth a hand and give a damn to customer ? I have these problems with Warid:

    1- They never cleared why they changed ownership of my ported SIM without my knowledge ?

    2- Their members portal is always very slow or dead after mid-night, but they never accept this.

    3- Their reward scheme to those refering others for port in to warid is a fraud.

  • Hello Ahmad,

    Do you have anything in life thats problem free ? nai na to phir Warid ka Earth Day Effort to kun Kosta ho bahi ? Be Akalmand :) and also be sure that if anyone is doing something good, we should stand with it and say – Out Standing Job Warid :)

    You are the best :) We stand along with you in giving our Mother Earth a hand, with this hope that one person has the power to effect climate change. Let the change be and let it me be the first to Think. (this letter is by a Kc Student, who really made me think, atleast one thing, that we should take care of everything we are blessed with and nature needs us and we have a role to play)

    Think Green
    Dirt is everywhere
    Filth is around
    what to do???
    Answer: just THINK GREEN
    Green is a color which reflects cleanliness, nature, hope, youth, health, spring. Green color makes you happy and it also gives soothing effect. Latest researches shows that doctors recommend persons with weak eye sight to expose their eyes to green color as it will help to improve their sight.
    “Think green is just a concept that how can we make earth green, how can we clean the environment and how can we make our surroundings dirt free and happy.”
    There are many simple ways through which we can Think Green, which are as follows:
    Planting trees:
    Trees are vital to the existence and well-being of our environment. Not only do they improve the quality of the air that we breathe, but they are providers of food and shelter for human beings and wildlife, not to mention climate control. Forests play a major role in erosion control, protection and conservation of water supplies and preventing floods. Because of these contributions that trees make to our environment, they are essential to our welfare. By planting trees, we make up for the loss we’ve caused the planet and ourselves through the destruction of forest areas over the centuries.
    In today’s world the importance of recycling is becoming greater of a concern both for the general public and also to the economy. Recycling has become a major issue as scientific research has been suggesting for years that the earth is being depleted too fast to sustain a healthy balance. The earth’s natural resources are being consumed at a rate that reinforces the idea that we are living for today and the future generations will be paying for the consequences. However many people and just as importantly businesses are realizing the problem at hand and the importance of recycling. Recycling along with reducing consumption is our best means to counter the damage we have been doing to the earth for centuries. The importance of recycling is now held in such a high regard even famous people are taking up the plight. Recycling is incredibly important as a means to reduce poisonous emissions into the atmosphere and also to spare our natural resources. Today many companies and individuals are improving their recycling habits by coming up with ways to reduce what they use.

    Use of Paper bags:
    Paper bags are eco friendly. They don’t harm animals around. Paper, when thrown away, can either be recycled or end up in the landfill. If it finds its way to the landfill, over time (and usually many, many, many years) it will break down into organic material. Paper bags can also be recycled in your yard (used as an effective weed barrier under top soil) and it will break down much faster.
    Introduce Biogas:
    Use of Biogas is becoming popular nowadays as it is eco friendly and has no adverse effect on environment. Biogas is becoming popular because:
    1. Fuel costs have been rising steadily for a number of years and the taxation burden increases as well, leading to a double load of the user to bear.

    2. Attempts are now being made to improve the use of renewable energy sources.

    3. The gas produced, mainly methane, is one of the major causes of the greenhouse effect.

    4. The production is possible in small scale sites, obviating the need to supply energy to outlying areas.

    5. Even a very basic construction using mostly used materials will produce gas if a few simple design rules are followed.

    Building industries outside cities:
    Heavy Industries are always considered one of the major causes for the hazardous and ever increasing chemical pollution. Homeowners also contribute a lot in polluting the environment and rivers. To make our environment clean and healthy, we should build our industries far apart from cities, so that polluted water can t reach the fields and air could not get polluted.

    Reduce pressure horns:
    Pressure horns can reduce noise pollution which is causing many hearing diseases to the people.

    Turning extra lights off:
    By switching off extra lights, we can save our nature. As these lights are very harmful for the environment.

    Reduce use of CFC products:
    CEC products are causing depletion of ozone layer. Due to which many skin diseases including cancer are increasing day by day. Less use of deodorants, refrigerators, air conditioners can reduce ozone depletion.

    Other Ways:

    • Unplug seldom used appliances
    • Use compact fluorescent light bulbs to save money and energy
    • Take actions that use non hazardous components (e.g., to ward off pests, plant marigolds in a garden instead of using pesticide).
    • Create a wildlife habitat
    • Use only the required amount of fertilizer.
    • Minimize pesticide use.
    • Review labels of household cleaners you use. Consider alternatives like baking soda, scouring pads, water or a little more elbow grease.
    • Use e-mail instead of paper
    • Avoid slow-burning, smoldering fires. They produce the largest amount of pollution
    • Walk or ride your bike instead of driving, whenever possible
    • Compost your vegetable scraps.

    Essay by: Zartaj Kamran Khawaja
    BSc. (HONS.)

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