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Jordan bans plastic bags, joining Kuwait, Qatar and the UAE

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The Jordan Food and Drug Administration (JFDA) announced plans to ban the use of plastic bags starting next year. Want a plastic sack?

Jordan’s eco park helps the country go green!

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Nestled in the hills and landscape of north-western Jordan, lies a green oasis with an eco-minded philosophy: Sharhabil Bin Hassneh EcoPark (SHE.).

Caveman found living in Jordan mountains!

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Amen FM is the radio station for PSD, the Jordan police. The cave is situated in a very dangerous location. Photos from Amen FM Facebook Page.

Freewheeling With Wild Jordan

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Guests descend like locusts since I moved to Jordan. Wild Jordan tops the list of travel alternatives.  We head over to see what appeals.

Greenpeace Assesses Jordan’s Energy Future Without Nuclear Option

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The Ministry of Energy and the Jordan River Foundation have teamed up to provide $1.8

Jordan architect wants to green up the capital’s biggest eyesore

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For five years a set of unfinished twin towers have stood watch over Amman, Jordan, construction halted – allegedly crippled by lawsuits.

Jordan regal residence fully powered by sun!

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The most powerful family in Jordan is tapping into the most powerful energy source in the Universe to electrify their private residence.

‘Solar Mama’ – A Film About Jordan’s Solar Women

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‘Rafea – Solar Mama’ marks a young mother’s battle to bring solar power to her village in the deserts of Jordan.

Israel and Jordan Strike Brilliant Water Trade Deal

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As a result, Jordan won’t have to sign a new treaty with Israel, said Nasser. A Jordan Times has the rest of the details.

Jordan’s Queen Rania Featured at World Future Energy Summit

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We hope to meet Jordan’s beautiful Queen Rania; or at least catch a glimpse of her today as she pushes a sustainability message. .

Renewable Energy Vital For Jordan & Lebanon’s Future

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The money from the European Commission is intended to help Jordan achieve its energy saving targets of 20 percent by 2020 and support renewable energy.

Win a Climate Change Summer Camp in Jordan

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A free, two week summer camp on climate change at the end of the summer, in Jordan. Apply now! Deadline for application is 4 August 2012.

Syrian refugee children upcycle Jordan’s litter into kites

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About a million of these refugees live in Jordan and as many as 200,000 have lived in the Zaatari refugee camp near Jordan’s Syrian border.

Jordan Women’s Guild in Safi has Sustainable Art in the Bag

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Fashion & Design Lifestyle & Culture Dead Sea Jordan natural dying sustainable design women''s groups The results are bold!

Protest Against Nuclear Power In Jordan

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As a water scare country , Jordan is also badly placed to provide the copious amounts of water that are needed to cool a nuclear reactor. Despite

Jordan’s Queen Alia International Airport Upcycled by Anees Maani, Artfully

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” The thought stayed with him, and when he returned to Jordan he contacted AIG CEO Kjeld Binger with a unique proposition.

Permaculture & Sustainability Project Takes Off In Jordan

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A permaculture garden and a mud-brick house, the Dead Sea Harmony Centre in Jordan spreads the word on sustainability. Around three years ago, his passion to build a garden and host visitors staying in Jordan collided in new ways. Go Green With Jordan’s New Generation of Eco-Warriors. barren landscape is transformed.

Jordan gets its first craft brewery, causing ire among Muslim clerics

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If you’ve ever visited a Middle Eastern country, one noticeable difference to Europe is restriction on alcohol. Cities craft beer urbanism

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Secret gardens planted by Syrian refugees in Jordan

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The group is giving the Syrian refugees who have fled their homes during the civil war in Syria to Jordan, lessons on landscaping and gardening.

Broken trees from epic storm sprout public art at Jordan University

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Design Amman Climate Change eco-art Jordan University of Jordan upcycling ”, he told BarakaBits. See a video of Phase One, below. 

Amman Jordan tackles pollution in an upside-down way

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Is there any practical reason these aren’t in play in Jordan? But these are not the offending artifacts. It’s the roof. Unsightly?

Jordan’s Green Fairytale- ‘Once Upon A Water’ Campaign

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Another little interesting fact is that 28% of all houses in Jordan collect rainwater and also 35% of water is lost through leakages.

Turning words into energy at ‘Powering the Middle East’ in Jordan

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Related: Jordan moves ahead on its first solar PV project worth 52 megawatts. Hit the jump for details. Visit: [link]  to get involved.

Jordan Gets REEL About Renewables

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Jordan’s nuclear industry is wildly volatile, especially when you consider it doesn’t actually exist. Arwa reported on last week’s parliamentary vote to shelve Jordan’s first nuclear reactor. The time is now for Jordan’s renewable proponents to demonstrate the viability of alternative energy. billion this year.

Jordan Finally Phases out Ozone-depleting Chemicals

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Jordan is a signatory to the Montreal Protocol. Good news for Jordan, and for the world. Climate CFCs Climate Change global warming HCFCs Jordan Montreal Protocol ozone layerOdat said replacing these systems in 165 facilities also reduced energy consumption. The The program was funded by a $2.16 CFCs in a nutshell.

Jordan’s Grassroots Efforts to Manage Municipal Trash

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Even Jordan’s natural jewels are tarnished. Sure, Jordan is broke, but community clean-up is not an expensive initiative. 

The Real Jordan River Will Flow from the Sea of Galilee Once Again

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The lower Jordan River, the baptismal river of Jesus, has been dead at its source for some time. It’s clean, safe and totally free.

Jordan Mandates Domestic Solar Water Heating

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Jordan passes new building codes requiring solar water heaters on all new commercial and residential buildings. It’s about time: Regulations come into effect in April 2013 and make solar water heaters obligatory for every new residence (including apartments) sized 150 m2 or greater in Jordan where there is ample sun.

Israel and Jordan sign deal to save the Dead Sea

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Israel and Jordan have signed a historic deal to press ahead with a plan to save the Dead Sea. It is being sponsored by the World Bank.

Jordan and Israel Find Risks in Dead Sea – Red Sea Canal

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Getting a whiff of Jordan River’s sewage. series of public consultation meetings will be held in Israel, Jordan and Palestine during 2012.

EVENT: Chris Jordan, Journey to Midway Island

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Photo by Chris Jordan, used with permission. Chris Jordan. Editor’s Note: Keep an eye out for another post on Chris Jordan in June.

Jordan Valley Boasts the Lowest Museum on Earth

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After Israel, no nation has as many Biblical sites as Jordan.  He gazed across the Jordan Valley to the Promised Land, then died at Mount Nebo.

Basel Burgan: A Force Behind Jordan’s Anti-Nuke Movement

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Our interview with activist Basel Burgan, a leading figure against nuclear proliferation for energy, in Jordan. . Burgan’s also the general manager and owner of Burgan Drugstores, and is committed proponent for a nuclear-free Jordan. He’s working to change the direction of Jordan’s power generation. million US.

Jordan’s Wadi Rum in Pictures, a Green Prophet Journey

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Jordan’s magical red dessert is short on plastic bags, throwaway bottles, and paper litter.  Got seventy bucks and a night to spare? 

Habitat For Humanity Restores Jordan’s Salt – PHOTOS

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It’s nestled within three hills, about 2,700 feet above sea level, near the Jordan River valley.  People helping people. Really? 

Tafila Financing In As Middle East’s Biggest Wind Farm in Jordan Takes Shape

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Jordan Wind Project Company (JWPC) will run the development of the wind farm. Energy Amman InfraMed Jordan Tafila wind

Jordan Announces Oil Shale Plans Without Opposition

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While Israeli activists fight oil shale exploration, Jordan announces plans to explore oil shale next door. . Shell in Israel, Shell in Jordan.

How Jean Bradbury Makes a Difference a World Away in Jordan

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My involvement is now supported through the generosity of Aramex Jordan who covers my airfare for twice yearly trips. How perfect is that?

Jarir Maani’s Field Guide to Jordan is Essential Trekking Gear (Interview)

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The book has a sister app for the iPhone/iPad platform called Animals of Jordan that allows you to access this information anywhere.

Jordan Green Building Council Announces Creative Design Contest

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Join a design contest and network with Jordan’s LEED-minded professionals. tale as cheesy as labneh , but it’s true. tap your inner muse!