Everyone has a story

Everyone has a story

Storytelling events serve and reflect the community. They revive traditional practice such as the Hakawatis and promote social cohesion.
We came across this interesting article in The Economist about storytelling groups in Lebanon where Lebanese of all backgrounds meet to tell their stories.

“In a society where people are defined by their differences, these stories of vulnerability and strength are advancing the search for a common ground.”

Green rooftops

We just came across a video that shows us once again the potential of waste. This is a brilliant and inspiring initiative of vertical planting to grow organic crops in cities. A research & development project carried out at the American University of Beirut by Ziad Abichaker & Dr. Imad Saoud Shot, Edited and Directed by Nassif …

Recycling can be fun!

We've come up with a new way to recycle our plastic cups at The Grand Factory. Teaming up with arcenciel.aec, this is how you helped us in making a real difference. #TGFRecycles #LateKnights

Posted by The Grand Factory on Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Grand Factory and arcenciel.aec are teaming up! Check out how they gamified the sorting experience. And tune in to our latest BBS Stories podcast here to learn more about Kim and Miguel Issa, part of arcenciel’s dedicated and passionate team, as they share with us their story. “If every actor plays his part, then that would put us on …

Change we believe in

A must watch video to understand the work of Arc en ciel, the non profit organization striving to create a better future for Lebanon through their mobility program, hazardous waste program, health program and many other innovative services helping the most vulnerable citizens. “With a focus on influencing public policy that protects persons in difficulty, arcenciel …

Beyrouth à deux-roues

Beyrouth à deux-roues
The Chain Effect est un collectif qui vise à promouvoir le vélo comme moyen de transport efficace, plus écologique, sain et plus économique. A leur initiative des graffitis ont été réalisés un peu partout en ville, on peut lire sur les murs :
“Brûlez des calories et non du carburant” ou bien “Si vous aviez fait du vélo, vous seriez déjà chez vous maintenant”.
A travers le street-art, des fresques peintes par des écoliers, et des ateliers pour sensibiliser le grand public à l’usage du vélo, The Chain Effect compte bien changer les mentalités. Chapeau! Et à vos vélos!
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Mashrou’Leila sing for the environment

مشروع ليلى Mashrou’ Leila onboard the Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior to help raise awareness about the massive potential for solar energy in the Arab region, in the run up to #COP22 climate conference which takes place in Marrakech in early November. Thumbs up for this great initiative by one of Lebanon’s most talented bands. Check out …

Recycling in Lebanon

Watch this great insightful documentary on recycling in Lebanon. Produced by Leela, Love in Action, guided by Ziad Abi Chaker and directed by Nassif El Rayess, it presents innovative and practical solutions for dealing with waste. This in-depth look at what is at stake provides us with very compelling reasons to make an effort and …

Free fashion school

It’s the story of Sara Hermez who opened a free school in fashion design, Creative Space Beirut that provides education to talented design students who lack the resources to study. These students come from all over the country including refugee camps. The Parsons School of Design graduate, with the help of her former professor Caroline Simonelli, wanted to put her creativity …