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.

 

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

 

 

Books for everyone!

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  

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.

 

Guinness record at AUB

Guinness record at AUB

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.

Meet 8 brilliant Lebanese

Meet 8 brilliant Lebanese

Congratulations to the 8 young Lebanese innovators, artists and entrepreneurs who made it in this year’s Forbes 30 under 30! You make us proud.
Meet here Nicolas Zaatar, Hussein Bazaza, Mark Chahwan, Jad Sayegh, Jawad Farès, Ray Dargham, Ève Tamraz Najjar and Élissa Freiha.

“Many in the list are scattered across the globe as they strive to prove their mettle in countries far from home. With such diverse areas of expertise, these innovators are transforming the rules of business.”

 

 

Koullouna!

Koullouna!

For all those who live abroad, here’s a little something to stay connected with Lebanon!

Koullouna is a monthly subscription box filled with Lebanese products, a taste of home delivered right at your door. Through small donations, the subscription will also be a way to support local initiatives that have a positive impact on the country.
Experience Lebanon in a box! Bravo Marielle and your team, what a great concept.
If you wish to contribute and get your own awesome -home away from home- box, here is the link to their crowdfunding campaign.

 

Rally Dakar Lebanon

Rally Dakar Lebanon

For the first time, the legendary Dakar Rally will feature a Lebanese team!! Jad Comair and Antoine Iskandar are going to participate in this race in January 2018.
Follow the Rally Dakar Lebanon Team and be part of their #BeTheDrive national charity campaign by helping them raise funds for Anta Akhi, an NGO that helps adults who suffer from physical and mental disabilities.
The Lebanese Flag will be waving from Lima (Peru) to Cordoba (Argentina)!

Watch the video of their campaign here.