Cedrus Libani

The Cedrus Libani, commonly known as the Cedar of Lebanon is a unique and precious species; our national emblem and a symbol of holiness, peace and eternity. Some of the Cedars have been here for more than 1,000 years and have outlived Empires. The famous french poet and writer Alphonse de Lamartine described the Cedars …

Protect the oceans

At BBS, we care for nature. We support projects that raise awareness on climate change, we encourage citizens to take action on key environmental issues, we promote sustainability, we share news on local eco-friendly initiatives.  And we love music too. You would think one has nothing to do with the other. Well, think again.  Greenpeace, the …

Escape the city

Have you ever dreamed of sleeping in a tree house under the pine trees? Do you feel the need to escape the city for a few days? Are you looking for a kids-friendly getaway in the midst of nature? Peter B. Ghanime from Lebanon Traveler shares with us some great ideas of places to visit in Lebanon! #beirutsbrightside #ecofriendly #weekendgetaway …

Beer, gin and vodka.. made in Lebanon!

Meet Jamil Haddad. In 2013, he decided to quit his job and move back to Batroun to start his own microbrewery. Colonel Beer The windsurfer turned entrepreneur tapped into a difficult market full force, with passion and perseverance. Today, in an eco-friendly environment made of upcycled wood pallets and green walls, his project consists of a microbrewery, …

Turning disability into distinctive ability

Meet Michael Haddad. Michael is a professional athlete, inspirational speaker, adventurer and environmentalist. 75% of his body has been completely paralyzed since the age of 6 due to a spinal cord injury, yet he amazingly endures obstacles and holds world records in walking and climbing. On October 24, 2013 he carried a cedar tree from the …

Hike it, Protect it

It’s that time of the year again! Hikers from all over the world are getting ready to hike the epic Lebanon Mountain Trail (LMT) which extends from the North to the South of the country. A unique trail that runs straight through the heart of Lebanon. The annual end-to-end trek starts on March 29 and …

Reaching the summit

#tb to last week when our very own Rami O. spent an epic sunny week end with @33north and hiked to the summit of Mount Hermon (Jabal el Sheikh).  We should all make it a priority to visit our own country before we travel. It  helps us see Lebanon in a new light. Our country is …

Eco-friendly au Liban.. c’est possible!

Comment devenir “eco-friendly” au Liban? Comment viser le “zéro déchet”? Composter, remplacer les matières non organiques par leur équivalent en tissu, bannir l’usage du plastique, fabriquer sa propre lessive avec de bonnes vieilles recettes de grand-mère, opter pour des contenants réutilisables.. Intégrons des choix écologiques, équitables et solidaires à notre quotidien. Nous pouvons tous faire une différence.. un geste à la fois!   Plus d'infos dans le Commerce du Levant, ici et à voir cette petite vidéo sur Hanane, citoyenne "zéro-déchets" ici

Apples apples apples

An interesting read in The Daily Star about food waste and some of the new and creative solutions that have emerged. The article features Ceasar Cider and its impact on the apple crisis through the production of cider from the apples that farmers can’t otherwise sell. #buylocal #wehavethebestapples #CeasarCider Read the article here

Rooftop garden

The Rooftop Garden fantastic initiative at the Women's Programs Association (WPA) in Burj Al-Barajneh Camp will allow the Soufra social enterprise of Women's Programs Association to be self-sufficient by planting 75% of the vegetables they need.
Thumbs up to Ziad Abichaker and the entire team behind this project. This is what he had to say about it: “In a 100 sq.mt space on a rooftop in Bourj el Barajneh refugee Camp, we recycled what amounted to 128,100 supermarket #plastic bags to make #Ecoboard panels, we composted 954 Kgs of #food #waste to make 525 Kgs of #compost, mixed them with 525 Kgs of Dry #Mulch(Shredded agricultural waste) added 525 Kgs of red soil and created vertical planters enabling the newly cleared space to hold 2600 plants. The building had 12 AC units which were discharging their pure water onto the narrow streets of the camp. We hooked all 12 units to collect the runoff water and pumped it up to the roof to use as crystal clear irrigation water. Next time someone tells you how bad the garbage crisis is tell them you are looking at it from the wrong angle. Waste = Resource = Food = Jobs = Well Being = PEACE. (Think long and hard about this equation) A special thank you goes to Ramla Khalidi who instigated this project and lead it to fruition with the least amount of bureaucracy and a full amount of trust among all participants…”