The story of Oum Ali

You might have tasted her delicious Saj at Souk el Tayeb on Saturdays.. This is the story of Oum Ali who puts her heart, strength and soul into keeping the culinary traditions of her village alive. Watch this beautiful short documentary directed & produced by Nay Aoun (funded by USAID). Thank you Slow Food Beirut for striving …

Mosaïque recyclée et record mondial

Mosaïque recyclée et record mondial

Un record mondial au Liban pour une mosaïque de 971,37 mètres carrés faite à partir de déchêts recyclables (9 530 pièces en plastique, 4 185 cannes, 2 776 morceaux d’aluminium et 1 062 fragments de verre).
Un fantastique projet pour sensibiliser les libanais au recyclage.
Bravo à toute l’équipe qui a confectionné cette mosaïque, un travail de titan!

L’article de l’Orient Le Jour pour plus d’infos, ici.

 

Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve

Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve

If you are looking for a place to hike, incredible scenery and wonderful flora and fauna, this is one of the most beautiful natural reserves in Lebanon, Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve

The Association for the Protection of Jabal Moussa celebrated their 10 year anniversary a few days ago and inaugurated a new hiking trail which connects all the trails in what is now called the Jabal Moussa Mountain Loop.

The Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve covers an area of 6,500 hectares and is part of UNESCO’s Biosphere Reserves Network. Pierre Doumet, Founder and President of the Association for the Protection of Jabal Moussa says that ecotourism brought 22,000 visitors to the reserve last year! The Association hopes to show the importance of protecting our ressources and nature.

Read the article in The Daily Star here

Those Who Inspire

Those Who Inspire

Those Who Inspire, the international movement that aims at shedding light on the inspirational figures in a specific country, recently launched in Beirut a new book in their collection!

Those Who Inspire LEBANON is set to inspire and motivate Lebanese Youth.
The book portrays 60 influential Lebanese from all walks of life (out of those, 31 portraits are on Lebanese women). The purpose of “Those Who Inspire” is to empower Millennials and to boldly encourage them to pursue
their dreams and, above all, believe in themselves.

Here are some of the men and women selected for this book: Ziad Abi Chaker, Lea Baroudi, Asma Andraos, Chadia El Meouchi, Maroun Chammas, Hibah Osman, Mariam Chaar, Michelle Mouracade, Georges Khabbaz, Ayad Nasser, Ray Bassil, Michael Haddad, Rindala Beydoun, May Chidiac and many others..

“I just spent around 9 months working on Those Who Inspire LEBANON, and I am amazed at how many inspiring Lebanese I´ve met are dedicated to inspire empower and guide their youth through sharing experiences” Alejandro Andrés, Co-Publisher TWI Lebanon.

#ThoseWhoInspireLebanon #getinspired

Eco-tourisme à la ferme

Eco-tourisme à la ferme

Le volontariat dans des fermes au Liban permet l’échange culturel, la sensibilisation à l’environnement et la découverte du pays.

De plus en plus de touristes sortent des sentiers battus pour travailler dans des fermes biologiques libanaises en échange du gîte et du couvert.

Plus d’info sur Les Racines du Ciel, laboratoire de permaculture et d’éco-construction au Liban ici.

Article du 11 juillet 2018 dans l’Orient Le Jour ici

 

 

Sail away… with plastic!

Sail away... with plastic!

A Phoenician-style boat (a 13 by 4 meter trireme) made of over 20 000 plastic bottles sailed from Byblos to Beirut this week end !
A fantastic initiative under the slogan “reviving our heritage, saving our environment” created by Lebanese American University (LAU) students and environmental activists.
This project raises awareness on our waste management crisis and “brings people together” to fight pollution.
Read more in the Daily Star here.