Hike it Protect it

Hike it Protect it

A beautiful message of peace and diversity.

Support the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association (LMTA) جمعية درب الجبل اللبناني in their mission to recognise the Lebanon Mountain Trail as a national trail to be protected by all.

#hikeitprotectit

BBS is live from the LMT fundraising event and we are proud supporters of this cause. Let’s cherish and protect our shared natural heritage.

Watch the video here

 

 

Clean up day

  "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             Recycle Lebanon wrote:
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

Jabal Moussa Mountain Loop

Jabal Moussa Mountain Loop

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.

Check out the article in The Daily Star here.

 

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

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.

 

Nature at its best

Nature at its best

Lebanon is home to one of the most beautiful hiking trails, running 470 km long across the country.
From the Qadisha Valley’s breathtaking views to the ancient cedars of the Shouf’s Biosphere reserve, you will find beauty, tranquility and nature at its best.
Check out the Lonely Planet article by Abby Sewell here.
Lebanon Mountain Trail Association (LMTA) جمعية درب الجبل اللبناني 

 

 

A trail runs through it

A trail runs through it

A unique trail that runs straight through the heart of the country. 470 km Lebanon Mountain Trail (LMT), which passes through more than 75 towns and villages, three protected nature reserves, two biosphere reserves, and one UNESCO world heritage site.
Read here about the LMT Association’s mission of protection and conservation and what challenges they face.