Jordan bans plastic bags, joining Kuwait, Qatar and the UAE
SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
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!
FEBRUARY 15, 2015
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!
MARCH 13, 2015
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
APRIL 21, 2012
Guests descend like locusts since I moved to Jordan. Wild Jordan tops the list of travel alternatives. Too many times. It’s 8 am.
Greenpeace Assesses Jordan’s Energy Future Without Nuclear Option
FEBRUARY 5, 2013
“This report shows the renewable power scenarios that can be implemented in Jordan without the need of a nuclear power plant. [It
Jordan regal residence fully powered by sun!
DECEMBER 16, 2014
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
NOVEMBER 19, 2012
‘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
AUGUST 20, 2013
As a result, Jordan won’t have to sign a new treaty with Israel, said Nasser. Jordan Times has the rest of the details.
Jordan’s Queen Rania Featured at World Future Energy Summit
JANUARY 14, 2013
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
AUGUST 20, 2011
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.
Jordan architect wants to green up the capital’s biggest eyesore
MAY 13, 2016
For five years a set of unfinished twin towers have stood watch over Amman, Jordan, construction halted – allegedly crippled by lawsuits.
Win a Climate Change Summer Camp in Jordan
JULY 28, 2012
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.
Jordan Women’s Guild in Safi has Sustainable Art in the Bag
MAY 8, 2013
Fashion & Design Lifestyle & Culture Dead Sea Jordan natural dying sustainable design women''s groups The results are bold!
Syrian refugee children upcycle Jordan’s litter into kites
MAY 7, 2014
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.
Protest Against Nuclear Power In Jordan
JUNE 3, 2011
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.
Jordan’s Queen Alia International Airport Upcycled by Anees Maani, Artfully
NOVEMBER 23, 2013
” 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
JANUARY 17, 2012
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. A barren landscape is transformed.
Secret gardens planted by Syrian refugees in Jordan
OCTOBER 31, 2014
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
FEBRUARY 8, 2014
Design Amman Climate Change eco-art Jordan University of Jordan upcycling ”, he told BarakaBits. See a video of Phase One, below.
Jordan gets its first craft brewery, causing ire among Muslim clerics
SEPTEMBER 17, 2016
If you’ve ever visited a Middle Eastern country, one noticeable difference to Europe is restriction on alcohol. Cities craft beer urbanism
Amman Jordan tackles pollution in an upside-down way
SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
Is there any practical reason these aren’t in play in Jordan? But these are not the offending artifacts. Nothing askew. Unsightly?
Jordan’s Green Fairytale- ‘Once Upon A Water’ Campaign
FEBRUARY 18, 2012
Another little interesting fact is that 28% of all houses in Jordan collect rainwater and also 35% of water is lost through leakages.
Jordan Gets REEL About Renewables
JUNE 4, 2012
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.
Turning words into energy at ‘Powering the Middle East’ in Jordan
APRIL 18, 2014
Related: Jordan moves ahead on its first solar PV project worth 52 megawatts. Hit the jump for details. Visit: [link] to get involved.
Jordan Finally Phases out Ozone-depleting Chemicals
MAY 8, 2012
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 program was funded by a $2.16 CFCs in a nutshell.
Jordan’s Grassroots Efforts to Manage Municipal Trash
JUNE 17, 2013
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
MAY 18, 2013
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
OCTOBER 14, 2012
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.
Jordan and Israel Find Risks in Dead Sea – Red Sea Canal
DECEMBER 19, 2011
Getting a whiff of Jordan River’s sewage. Unholy Waters: The Jordan River is Nearly Dead. Salt build up causes water to rise.
Israel and Jordan sign deal to save the Dead Sea
FEBRUARY 28, 2015
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.
EVENT: Chris Jordan, Journey to Midway Island
APRIL 9, 2013
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
APRIL 17, 2013
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
MARCH 26, 2012
Our interview with activist Basel Burgan, a leading figure against nuclear proliferation for energy, in Jordan. . The Jordan Times reports that energy officials have expanded their search for a nuclear reactor site in Mafraq despite growing resistance from city residents and anti-nuclear supporters throughout the Kingdom. million US.
Jordan’s Wadi Rum in Pictures, a Green Prophet Journey
MAY 24, 2013
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
FEBRUARY 13, 2013
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
DECEMBER 1, 2013
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
MARCH 5, 2012
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
JUNE 12, 2013
I met up with her on her last trip to Jordan and here is my interview with her. GP: Was Safi your brainchild? Mostly we had fun.
Jarir Maani’s Field Guide to Jordan is Essential Trekking Gear (Interview)
JUNE 21, 2013
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
NOVEMBER 27, 2011
Join a design contest and network with Jordan’s LEED-minded professionals. A tale as cheesy as labneh , but it’s true.