Ehden, Lebanon’s northern paradise
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NOVEMBER 13, 2012
| Green Adventure Touring | Why go to Lebanon? Or Lebanon’s seven millenia of history. Ehden, Lebanon’s northern paradise is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. All Eco-adventure Ehden Lebanon Middle East Tours Ehden Adventures Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve Michael Straus ReutersLet me count the ways. Start with the spirit and optimism of the Lebanese, despite a recent history that’s horrible beyond imagining.
Beirut, Lebanon: eating organic & slow
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DECEMBER 11, 2012
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Byblos, Lebanon is best Arabian city to visit this year
SEPTEMBER 10, 2016
I remember that when I visited Byblos, in the Jbeil district of Lebanon, in the summer of 2011, I felt like a true beholder of history. Green Prophet was here to salute Erbil and Sharjah as the Arab Tourism Capitals of 2014 and 2015, respectively.
Beirut bank gets Lebanon’s largest rooftop garden by GreenStudios
NOVEMBER 18, 2014
While today many of the gardens are ornamental, like Green Studio’s massive 812 square meter garden in Beirut, rooftops are an essential platform for growing food in cities, where an estimated 70% of the world’s population lives.
Soaring Vertical Garden Greens Al-Sultan Ibrahim Restaurant in Lebanon
FEBRUARY 7, 2013
Anyone who has been paying attention will have noticed that a host of exciting new green projects are popping up all over the Middle East, including the soaring vertical garden at the Al-Sultan Ibrahim restaurant in Maameltein, Lebanon.
Lebanon’s Toxic Sea-side Sidon Dump Gets Eco Makeover
OCTOBER 6, 2013
Not that long ago, the city of Sidon (or Saida) in Lebanon moved its trash to the local Sidon dump , where the toxic landfill and trash site washed into the sea every winter. Sidon is the third largest city in Lebanon. We can do it, Lebanon!”
Is This the Green Lebanon You’ve Dreamt About? (Video)
NOVEMBER 20, 2011
Cars, pollution, and the uniqueness of Lebanon can’t be forgotten, according to ironic statements by designers, business people, actors and writers in this documentary that intends to open the eyes of the Lebanese youth to the real problems in their society.
Beirut Terraces Make Sustainable Vertical Villages for Lebanon City
JUNE 24, 2013
As part of a larger master plan to rejuvenate the downtown Beirut area , Swiss Architects Herzog & De Meuron have designed “The Terraces,” a green waterfront apartment tower in Beirut lush with vegetation and hanging gardens. .
Lebanon’s Bees are Freezing
FEBRUARY 29, 2012
Huge bee die offs do not bode well for agriculture in Lebanon. A staggering proportion of bees in an important agricultural hub have frozen to death in Lebanon. As pollinators, bees are essential to the agricultural industry, which accounts for approximately 7% of Lebanon’s GDP and employs up to 15% of the country’s population. More on Bees: Green Prophet Visits Beehive Going Back to Ancient Roots.
Lebanon to Restore Forests
DECEMBER 9, 2012
Lebanon celebrated its Arbor Day on December 7. Recent years have seen growing grassroots and government efforts to preserve Lebanon’s famed cedar forests , but there has been scant attention paid to rare juniper trees. Lebanon NGO Plants Ancient Species to Reclaim Arid Land.
Greening The Refugee Camps of Lebanon
JULY 7, 2011
Nina Rahal-Lott, is a trained architect who wants to transform the Badawi refugee camp in Lebanon from an ‘environmental catastrophe’ into a green haven. Lebanon Rocks Out To Cure The Green Blues.
Free training for Levantine green entrepreneurs
SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
Are you a green entrepreneur ? Want to launch your new green service or product but don’t know where to begin? A new entrepreneurship program is seeking participants from Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan for their November training event.
Stray Dogs Shot Dead in Lebanon
APRIL 8, 2011
The animals rights organisation ‘Animals Lebanon’ has called on the government to deal with stray dogs in a more humane manner. The lack of animals rights in the Middle East is an issue we have discussed here at Green Prophet. Lebanon Does Not Need Any More Killing”. “We
Lebanon’s Vanina Girls Make Trash Glitter
JULY 29, 2013
Whereas most people would scarcely give a pile of old keys a second glance, the Vanina girls from Lebanon see in these disused materials new life as glittering jewelry.
Turns Out There Are Green Spaces in Beirut After All
OCTOBER 30, 2013
A group of activists in Beirut have teamed up with a local design agency to create the city’s first map of green spaces. Beirut Green Project and Wonder 8 launched the Beirut Green Guide at Tawlet earlier this week, but a few kinks still need to be worked out.
A Prince Leads Liquid Peace Initiative for Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey
APRIL 16, 2012
Green Prophet’s Karin meeting Jordan’s prince in 2010 in Switzerland. The countries are Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey. Business & Politics Iraq Jordan Lebanon Syria Turkey
Lebanon’s 275 Mile Mountain Trail is a World Class Hiking Destination
JANUARY 23, 2012
Lebanon boasts one of the world’s most sophisticated hiking trail networks, which traverses 75 towns and villages. . A few years ago, John Keyrouz fled the fast lane in Los Angeles and returned to Lebanon. Green Prophet Tours Wadi Ara’s Hiking Trails and Springs.
Lebanon’s Largest Solar Project Lights up a Green Highway
APRIL 27, 2012
Like Egypt, Israel , and Jordan , Lebanon has been beset with energy shortages recently – a crisis that will escalate as demand grows alongside an ever-expanding population. Green Highway. More on Greening Lebanon: Lebanese Goat Farmer Goes Solar, Subverts Gov’t Apathy.
Car Use in Lebanon Increased by 538% in 24 Years
OCTOBER 24, 2011
I judge a country by its public transportation, and Sandra Rashini, an architect who held a magnifying glass over Lebanon’s colossal urban problem for Mashallah , will tell you that it’s not looking so good in Lebanon. What will Lebanon do?
Lebanon’s Sidon garbage mountain to become city park
DECEMBER 24, 2014
Taking a cue from its neighbor city Tel Aviv Lebanon’s regional “landmark”, Sidon’s notorious garbage mountain, will now become a city park. meter green park and something that Sidon will be very proud of. Cities garbage Lebanon Mediterranean Sea pollution Sido
Beirut’s Rooftop Revolution (INTERVIEW)
NOVEMBER 22, 2011
Beirut is almost completely bereft of public green spaces. The idea of having a rooftop garden is not something new,” he told Green Prophet , “[but] the approach we took is a little bit different.”. How green roofs could work in Beirut.
UK hiking holiday specialist heads for Lebanon
SEPTEMBER 1, 2011
Eco-tourism holidays in Lebanon offer picturesque fishing villages and ancient remains. British walking holidays specialist Ramblers Worldwide has added Lebanon to its list of destinations, according to a recent announcement.
Recycling Yourself When Green Projects Go Bust
SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
This ambitious little house was the first modern home fully based on green building principles specific to its Aqaba location. Meet Theo van de Laar, Middle East tour guide and the guy behind the Aqaba House: Green Prophet: Holland to Jordan, didn’t you like tulips?
Cairo is growing green with living walls on the up!
FEBRUARY 13, 2015
Egypt isn’t exactly renowned for its vast green spaces and pioneering environmental policies. But recently projects aiming to green the city have been sprouting up all over the urban metropolis. We’ve covered them before in Lebanon and Kuwait , and now it’s Egypt’s turn.
Treat Your Valentine to a Hot Snowshoeing Tour in Lebanon
FEBRUARY 1, 2012
Adventures in Lebanon is offering a Valentine’s Day snowshoeing tour that is bound to heat up this special day! Why not treat your special sweetie to an awesome snowshoeing tour offered by Adventures in Lebanon ? Visit Adventures in Lebanon for more information.
Lebanese Goat Farmer Goes Solar, Subverts Government’s Green Apathy
FEBRUARY 27, 2012
A solar-powered goat farm in Lebanon now enjoys clean energy around the clock while the rest of the country sits in darkness for up to 18 hours a day. More Environmental News from Lebanon: Sleek Prefab LoftCube in Lebanon is the Ultimate Home for Nomads.
3 Eco-Svelte Energy Slashing Contracts Awarded in Lebanon
SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
The Four Seasons Hotel, IFC, and the UNDP have each awarded contracts to Energy Efficiency Group (EEG) – a leading Energy Services Company (ESCO) in Lebanon – to reduce their energy consumption. The IFC is taking their greening to an even greater level.
Share Beirut is TED-style Creativity Conference for Lebanon
AUGUST 30, 2012
Lebanese illustartor Maya Zankoul “draws” against issues that range from pollution, electricity cuts, real estate pricing, to politics in Lebanon. Lifestyle & Culture Beirut green education Lebanon social entrepreneur TED
Colonel microbrewery built with recycled materials opens in Lebanon
AUGUST 26, 2014
While many Muslims don’t drink alcohol , the people of Batroun, Lebanon love their beer. I started in order to make a bit more money so I could buy myself windsurf boards,” he told Lebanon’s Daily Star. “I
Asbestos Exposure Raises Cancer Rates in Lebanon
JUNE 4, 2012
Asbestos, linked directly to cancer, is still present in many products used daily in Lebanon. In 1998, Lebanon submitted to popular pressure and banned asbestos imports. There are no protected waste dumps for asbestos products in Lebanon.
Going Green the Hizbullah Way
JANUARY 25, 2012
Hizbollah is going green with an eco-jihad as a tactic of war against Israel. Hence was the cooperation between the Ministry of Agriculture in Lebanon, the various municipalities, the youths’ societies and others.” Always extol the green Lebanon.
Eco Education Caravan Touring Lebanon This Month
NOVEMBER 7, 2011
An eco caravan is bringing green education directly to the people of Lebanon this month. ” The caravan began in Beirut and will continue towards the towns and villages of Mount Lebanon. Darreja Campaign Encourages Sustainable Transportation in Lebanon.
10 Green Prophets for 2012
JANUARY 9, 2013
Despite civil unrest, dangerous regimes, and appalling environmental crimes and neglect, there are good green things afoot for the Middle East. Like fruit bats – thousands of which were gunned down by unknown assailants in Lebanon not long ago– they are pollinators that ensure human survival.
Thousands of Endangered Fruit Bats Were Gunned Down in Lebanon
JANUARY 26, 2012
Thousands of fruit bats in Lebanon were sprayed with shotgun and AK-47 bullets over the weekend. Thousands of fruit bats could have used Batman’s help last weekend when one or more unidentified assailants unleashed a spray of shotgun and AK-47 shells inside a cave in northern Lebanon. Fruit bats are crucial to Lebanon’s ecosystem since they germinate fruit trees, and their droppings, called guano, can be used as fertilizer.
Sleek Prefab LoftCube in Lebanon is the Ultimate Home for Nomads
FEBRUARY 22, 2012
This lovely prefabricated LoftCube home is perched on a pretty piece of land just north of Beirut in Lebanon. Since 2004, the ultimate home for nomads has popped up in gardens and on rooftops all over the world: in Spain, Belgium, Canada, and now in Lebanon.
10 Weird and Wonderful Uses for Olive Oil
JANUARY 24, 2013
Food & Health green cleaning products Israel Lebanon Levant Olive oil skincareHumans have been plucking the fruit off olive trees for over 10,000 years. It’s no surprise we’ve found creative ways to use olives and their oils.
Hashish Field Wars Between Soldiers and Lebanon’s Locals
AUGUST 11, 2012
Why grow apples in Lebanon when hashish and cannabis is hundreds of times more lucrative? An overview of Lebanon’s unsustainable drug business in the Bekaa Valley. . Escalating clashes between armed tribesmen trying to protect their cannabis fields and the Lebanese armed forces are pushing Lebanon to readdress the long-standing issue of cannabis cultivation in the Bekaa valley. At its peak in 1988, Lebanon’s narcotic market was making an estimated $1.5
Beirut bike messengers deliver groceries and parcels by cycling
FEBRUARY 7, 2014
Some 15 years later, the bike messenger movement is now moving into Lebanon. Deghri is a new bike courier service that moves parcels around the city in a green way. Their video: Transportation Beirut bikes Lebanon
When will the Middle East wake up to green roofs?
APRIL 7, 2015
Expect to see other green news coming in the run up to the December summit. The list of added benefits of green roofs is long. Green roofs are costlier than conventional roofs, but a Michigan State University research team found that they save about $200,000 over their lifetime.
Seed Banks Contain Memory, But Not Enough Against GMOs in Lebanon
JANUARY 8, 2012
Lebanon goes green with seed bank, but can this memory keeper for nature fight GMOs? Lebanon harbors over 2600 plant species of which 119 are counted to be endemic. But what does the future of “seeds” in Lebanon look like?