"It would be difficult to get people to clean up a public beach in any county. Such a large turnout and collaboration among different groups from different parts of Lebanon proves that many are committed to change, improvement and citizenship in this county, despite all the problems. #WelcomeToLebanon
Well said Beirut Report
thank you. #worldcleanupday2018
A massive thank you to the 250 people who came together on #worldcleanupday2018
to clean Maalmelten with @jci.lebanon from alba @sustainableclub who made it allhappen to @municipalityghazir @ouzville, scouts, @sisadmaalumni -koura and chouifat, @beardedvillainsleb alongside @wellnessproject_me @SurfShackLebanon. @alsultanbrahim, @zerowasteact_lebanon , #dropofftabarja, local communities and lucky travellers... elbows in-hand in hand. In total we picked up 3 bags of glass, 2 metal bags, 18 plastics and 46 rejectable waste, 1 shoes , 4 bags styrofoam , 1 textiles, 1 cartons and paper, and had big plastic water bottles found filled with straws and cigarette butts. We also found 1 big dead sea turtle and 1 small dead fish.. Both heartbreakingly died with plastic and will post separately #RecycleLebanon have the most #zerowaste #balaplastic #plasticfree #cleanups we have seen in the world with reusable recovered cloth bags used from uniforms, reusable washable gloves glass bottle and glass gallon water and briq to drink from, @yarrowenterprise sanitising spray and no plastic or toxic food or beverage available on site and ensuring all collected waste is sorted and sent to recycling with post clean up brand audits while educating on site and selling #ecosouk alternatives to #breakfreefromplastic on the spot. Next we will make bins from the waste and put them on each clean up spot with #preciousplastics.
We refuse to generate more waste to clean up and recycle waste. Each 1000 litre bag holds about 10 or so small reusable white plastic bags. Instead we use our signature reusable recovered cloth bags #madeinlebanon [the green colours are leftovers of #sabisschool uniforms] and can carry and flex more waste around reducing single use bags, raw virgin plastic consumption and reusable plastic bags all together.
We work clean and collectively. Started a ripple and helping all other clean ups use less plastic, sort and recycle. On the Maamelten site we split the recyclables together with #dropofftabarja and @zerowasteact_lebanon and will be sending the rejectables to @ziad_abichaker
L’histoire de Youmna Chamcham (qui avec Édouard Bitar) est à l’initiative du fantastique mouvement Live Love Beirut. Voir le beau et le positif et surtout vouloir le partager avec le monde entier. Avec ce projet, ils témoignent de leur attachement à leur pays, à leurs racines et nous encouragent à poser des gestes citoyen. La plateforme …
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.
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.
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.
And here's another wonderful initiative by the Lebanese NGO arcenciel.aec.
These public library fridges (now located in Sin El Fil Gardens) are a great way to pay it forward. Give a book, borrow one, read it and pass it on.
Little things make a big difference.. and reading books opens a world of possibilities!
Their goal is to collaborate with more municipalities and spread them all around the country. #publiclibraryfridges #payitforward
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.
A Guinness World Record at the American University of Beirut (AUB) with the largest notebook mosaic – flag, representing the Lebanese flag, made of 60,000 notebooks that were placed on the Green Field !
All notebooks used will be donated to a large number of Lebanese public schools, with the aim of raising awareness on the quality and accessibility of education in public schools in Lebanon.
More info and their time lapse video here.