We salute the commitment of the young Red Cross volunteers in Lebanon.
The Lebanese Red Cross is one of the most respected organizations in the country. The first aid responders have always worked with a humanitarian approach, demonstrating professionalism and effectiveness.
Read The Daily Star article here
Plastic pollution is impacting our lives in a dramatic way. We encourage all initiatives to reduce or eliminate the consumption of single-use plastic.
A few months ago the municipality of Jbeil was the first in Lebanon to ban the use of plastic bags. These will have to be replaced by -environmentally friendly-biodegradable bags by the end of the year.
There has also been a #BalaPlastic campaign led by local NGOs to encourage establishments to ban all single-use plastic straws and bottles.
Because of our terrible waste management, it’s important to remember that most of the waste we throw comes right back at us through water and air pollution.
Local french newspaper L’Orient-Le Jour has just launched a campaign against the use of plastic.
It’s time we all learn simple and good practices to fight against pollution.
Take action and mobilise your shopkeepers and your city to say #MaBaddaPlastic !
Watch the video here
Just a few days left to visit the Contemporary Art Exhibition “Cycles of Collapsing Progress” at the monumental Rashid Karami International Exhibition Center in Tripoli, a project by legendary brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, unfinished due to the 1975 war.
This impressive exhibit is co-organised by BeMA (Beirut Museum of Art) & STUDIOCUR/ART. Curated by Karina El Helou. In partnership with the Anissa Touati Corporation for Mexico.
It showcases 19 projects in total, including 10 commissioned artworks along 9 produced works by artists from Lebanon and Mexico.
As part of its Keeping It Modern grants, the Getty Foundation announced that it has awarded $1.7 million to 11 architectural preservation projects of exceptional 20th century landmarks, one of which is the Rachid Karami International Fairground.
“UNESCO also announced that the fair has been accepted onto the Indicative World Heritage List, a significant step forward after long efforts that means the site is now being considered for full World Heritage List status.”
The Daily Star’s article on these conservation grants here
More info here: http://tripoliniemeyer2018.com
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.
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
Le concours Femme francophone entrepreneure (FFE) est une fantastique initiative qui encourage les femmes entrepreneures à mener à bien leur projet d’entreprise en leur offrant un soutien et un encadrement.
Le concours FFE est organisé par l’Agence universitaire de la Francophonie AUF – Moyen-Orient, Berytech, L’Orient-Le Jour et Le Commerce du Levant, avec le soutien de la Société générale de banque au Liban (SGBL)
“L’édition 2018 a récompensé Maya Bacha, qui a fondé Sidelick un service innovant de garde d’animaux de compagnie, et Marielle Khayat, qui a monté Koullouna, une société qui expédie à des expatriés libanais des colis contenant des produits de leur pays d’origine.” [Nous vous encourageons d’ailleurs à commander vos boîtes pleines de surprises ici ! https://www.koullounabox.com/]
Un grand bravo à toutes les participantes. Nous saluons vos efforts et votre persévérance.
Lire l’article de L’Orient Le Jour ici
Congratulations to director Amin Dora and the entire team of “Undocumented” (Bidune Kaid) for winning the Grand Jury Award at the Berlin WebFest !
“Undocumented” is an interactive mini-series, an innovative drama that allows the viewer to choose the storyline. A first in its genre. The story follows different characters in their journey amidst civil war.
A must watch!