A Better Beirut podcast

We recently had the pleasure to meet Nicolas Dahan, co-creator (with Samir Ballouz) of A Better Beirut podcast. In November 2018 they launched a podcast to share local initiatives and showcase what Lebanon has best to offer. A Better Beirut and BBS have a similar mission of shedding light on those who do good, those who strive to make …

Protect the oceans

At BBS, we care for nature. We support projects that raise awareness on climate change, we encourage citizens to take action on key environmental issues, we promote sustainability, we share news on local eco-friendly initiatives.  And we love music too. You would think one has nothing to do with the other. Well, think again.  Greenpeace, the …

Arab Image Foundation

The Arab Image Foundation – المؤسّسة العربيّة للصورة celebrated 22 years with a new online interactive platform offering us the most significant visual archive of the Arab World, just a click away! You can now discover 22 000+ images (out of the AIF’s impressive collection of 500 000+), explore projects and experiments. The Arab Image Foundation is …

Beit el Baraka

In these difficult times, we salute all the Lebanese NGOs that work (very) hard to support people in need and fight to alleviate inequality and exclusion. Beit El Baraka was established in Beirut in 2017. It is committed to ensuring special care and assistance to the most disadvantaged retired citizens, acknowledging the contributions older people have …

AUB Neighborhood Initiative

We recently started following the AUB Neighborhood Initiative and we hope it serves as an example for other communities! AUBNI was established in 2007 as a way of giving back to the AUB neighborhood, by mobilizing the university’s resources for the public good, beginning just outside the campus walls. This Initiative supports research and outreach activities on …

Upcycled clothes

Say hello to summer, get rid of your old clothes, encourage Lebanese social entrepreneurs and do good ! Here is a great initiative by FabricAID. FabricAID collects, sorts, and redistributes clothes to disadvantaged communities at micro prices ($0.3-$2 per item). Their goal is to deliver good quality clothing into the hands of people who need them, …

Escape the city

Have you ever dreamed of sleeping in a tree house under the pine trees? Do you feel the need to escape the city for a few days? Are you looking for a kids-friendly getaway in the midst of nature? Peter B. Ghanime from Lebanon Traveler shares with us some great ideas of places to visit in Lebanon! #beirutsbrightside #ecofriendly #weekendgetaway …

Lebanese DOP is one to watch

Christopher Aoun among Variety’s top 10 cinematographers to watch this year! He is the talented cinematographer of Nadine Labaki’s Capharnaum Film. #lebanesecinema #localtalent #beirutsbrightside Check out the article here   Mandatory Credit: Photo by Boo Pictures/Sony/Kobal/Shutterstock (10043967p)Christopher Aoun Cinematographer, Nadine Labaki Director and Jad Asmar Sound Man‘Capernaum’ Film – 2018While serving a five-year sentence for a violent crime, a 12-year-old …

Lebanese cuisine in the NYTimes

Somini Sengupta covers international climate issues for The New York Times, and talks about how you can both eat well and sustainably. Lebanese cuisine made it to her top 5 cuisines that are easier on the planet! If you havent been there yet, don’t miss out on Beit el Qamar. One of the many wonderful projects …

Urban Explorers

What is #urbanexploration? Also called UE, #urbex, infiltration or reality hacking, urban exploration is about searching, documenting, exploring and mapping man-made structures, hidden treasures, forbidden places, abandoned buildings, ruins.. As long as the site is no longer in use and sometimes off-limits. Open a door, sneak in, cross a fence, take a picture, share it with the …