USAID urges students to adopt energy-saving habits


Students and faculty members of a leading school of the federal capital on Saturday have been urged to develop energy saving habits with an objective to sensitise the civil society on the energy crisis and were asked to adopt energy-saving measures to combat the energy crisis in the country.
The USAID Energy Policy Project in collaboration with Roots College International Millennium Campus conducted an interactive seminar on the energy crisis in Pakistan and the effective energy saving habits for its students at the Roots Millennium Campus. The seminar was aimed at creating awareness among the students about the dynamics of the energy sector and to educate them on effective energy saving and conservation habits.
The students and parents were given an overview of the energy sector, including the sources of electricity generation in Pakistan, the demand and supply statistics, and the electricity consumption patterns.
USAID Energy Policy Project Advisor Salahuddin Rifai informed the students about the role of efficient lighting in energy conservation.
The students were also given an orientation about the project and its initiatives as well as the contributions made to Pakistan’s energy sector by USAID.
“The purpose of conducting this seminar is to educate the younger generation about the energy situation in the country and make them better informed citizens so that they can contribute, even in the smallest of ways, in alleviating the energy crisis.” said Rifai.
Roots Millennium Schools CEO Faisal Mushtaq and Principal Safia Farooqi also spoke at the seminar and encouraged the students to contribute towards energy conservation by adopting those methods and habits that saved energy.
Roots College International Millennium Campus provided a wide range of opportunities for students to gain insight in the areas of management, technology, medical, disaster risk management, marketing, banking and finance through conferences, seminars, workshops, talent competitions, entrepreneurial forums, language and training courses, social and environmental events and other related opportunities.