Leena Al Abbas, Organic Glow UAE Owner
Describe yourself in 3-5 words?
Emirati, vegan, Greenpreneur, clean beauty advocate
How has your sustainable journey started?
From a young age.
What is your vision and how do you think you add value to the community?
By educating others by sharing personal tips on how to protect the environment and make your home/business greener
Can you share a couple of practical examples on your sustainable living that would be useful to others?
- Use a water filtration system instead of plastic bottles Recycle, reduce, repurpose
- Compost food
- Buy local
- Reduce plastic use
Since when do you live in the UAE?
UAE is home
Why do you love this place?
It is home
If you would get a magic stick what would you improve and make better?
Support for small green businesses and banning plastic. Encouraging all restaurants and homes to use/offer filtered water. Install solar panels in all homes. Educate supermarket checkout staff and shoppers to not use plastic bags
Where do you like doing your grocery and why?
Carrefour / Union Co-Op- for variety of products and price
What is your favourite eco-brand?
Fresh produce from local farms
What is your favourite eco-friendly restaurant or cafe?
The best way to spend time with family and friends?
At home or in nature
How do you spend your free time?
Reading, writing, creating
Do you recycle and how?
Yes, by separating paper/glass and plastic and using the community recycle bins
The best recent discovery in the UAE?
The state of the marine life and corals which looked healthy and full of life, during a recent diving trip in Fujairah
What is the best way to learn about sustainability and green living?