Jordan’s eco park helps the country go green!
FEBRUARY 15, 2015
It might not have the archaeological marvels of Petra or the adventure of Wadi Rum, but a two-hour drive from Amman’s dusty streets, you’ll find something special that you won’t find elsewhere in Jordan.
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. Green Prophet met up with Salameh to get the full story. Green Prophet: Congratulations! “Green” is in my blood.
Caveman found living in Jordan mountains!
MARCH 13, 2015
For the past two decades a 70-year old man lived in a cave in northern Jordan, alone with no water or power or reliable access to food, exposed to the elements and wild animals. Amen FM is the radio station for PSD, the Jordan police.
Freewheeling With Wild Jordan
APRIL 21, 2012
Guests descend like locusts since I moved to Jordan. Wild Jordan tops the list of travel alternatives. The “green” building holds an eco-shop and café and with excellent Citadel views. If you’re headed this way, do check out Wild Jordan.
Jordan’s Enviro-Agencies Unite!
JANUARY 20, 2013
Jordan’s Ministry of Social Development just approved the first coalition of the kingdom’s environmental protection societies. Jordan Environment Society. Jordan Green Building Council.
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. Through hosting different people from different cultures I became more open minded and educated in sustainable solutions and projects,” he explains to Green Prophet. Go Green With Jordan’s New Generation of Eco-Warriors.
Jordan’s Green Fairytale- ‘Once Upon A Water’ Campaign
FEBRUARY 18, 2012
Launched by 7iberINC, Once Upon A Water aims to tell the story of Jordan’s vanishing water supply and how they can have a ‘happily ever after’ According to the WHO, Jordan has one of the lowest water resource availability per capita in the world.
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. Here’s an open call for applicants to attend a free, 2-week boot camp for social and environmental activism in Amman, Jordan from September 30 through October 4.
Jordan Women’s Guild in Safi has Sustainable Art in the Bag
MAY 8, 2013
Back in 1991, a young artist found herself working as an archeological illustrator on a dig near Lot’s Cave in an area known as Ghour al Safi, in southern Jordan. Alternatively, contact Green Prophet and we can put you in touch with the Safi women.
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. This Green Prophet went to visit the camp. We met Gaelle and other DAY volunteers at a bus stop in Amman Jordan on Good Friday.
Secret gardens planted by Syrian refugees in Jordan
OCTOBER 31, 2014
But the Za’atari Syrian refugee camp in Jordan, a place where Green Prophet’s Laurie Balbo is knitting together and flying hope , there are new sprigs of hope. What will happen to the water-parched refugees come spring and summer when water from Jordan is limited?
UN Office in Jordan Gets the Green Building Gold
JANUARY 22, 2012
It’s like the Olympics, but in green building codes: The new Amman headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) just grabbed top kudos for green building: Certified Gold under Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), a world standard for green building certification.
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. Lifestyle & Culture Bedouin eco touring Jordan tourism Middle East camping Wadi Rum Begs the question, does raw nature shame us into better environmental behavior?
Jordan Green Building Council Announces Creative Design Contest
NOVEMBER 27, 2011
Join a design contest and network with Jordan’s LEED-minded professionals. As an American architect with a strong environmental bent, recently relocated from Dublin to Amman, it’s taking some time to find my professional sea-legs in Jordan.
Middle East: green hotels spiking upward
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NOVEMBER 16, 2011
| Green Travel News |. Mövenpick is rapidly achieving Green Globe certification for all its Middle Eastern hotels—most recently, Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Al Bida’a Kuwait achieved 82 percent of Green Globe’s sustainability indicators in its inaugural year.
Turning words into energy at ‘Powering the Middle East’ in Jordan
APRIL 18, 2014
This two day summit in Amman hosted by HRH Prince Assem Bin Nayef from Jordan will connect energy and water players in the private sector with government officials capable of turning words into real projects. Related: Jordan moves ahead on its first solar PV project worth 52 megawatts.
Movenpick Hotels & Resorts in Jordan get Green Globe certified
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MAY 9, 2011
| Green Travel News |. F ive upscale Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts are the first in Jordan to be declared eco-friendly by Green Globe , a leading global certifier for sustainability. Mövenpick is aiming for all its properties to be Green Globe-certified within two years.
TEDxAmman – Mohammed Asfour’s Green Message
JANUARY 20, 2013
The chairman of the Jordan Green Building Council Mohammad Asfour tells us why nature inspires him to deliver a practical message of action. If you have been keeping an eye on the green scene in Jordan , then there’s no chance that you could have missed Mohammed Asfour.
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. Solar Mama Rafea from Jordan is an inspiring young woman who travelled to India to learn how to become a solar engineer.
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. Here Green Prophet interviews Basel Burgan, head of anti-nuke lobbyists The National Campaign to save Jordanians from the Nuclear Project.
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.
Tafila Financing In As Middle East’s Biggest Wind Farm in Jordan Takes Shape
DECEMBER 1, 2013
With no appreciable amounts of oil or natural gas, Jordan, like Syria is a Middle East anomaly when it comes to its fossil fuel rich neighbours like Saudi Arabia and Israel. Jordan Wind Project Company (JWPC) will run the development of the wind farm.
How Jean Bradbury Makes a Difference a World Away in Jordan
JUNE 12, 2013
I discovered the group when their founder, Jean Bradbury, commented on a Green Prophet story about sewing handbags from plastic political posters : artistic resourcefulness that aligned with this guild’s eco-sensibilities.
Jarir Maani’s Field Guide to Jordan is Essential Trekking Gear (Interview)
JUNE 21, 2013
The “Field Guide to Jordan” is a fantastically comprehensive book that uses beautiful photographs and concise descriptions to introduce locals and visitors to the kingdom’s natural wonders. Green Prophet: Who came up with the idea for the Guide?
Water as a tool for peace for Israel, Palestine and Jordan
OCTOBER 27, 2014
This premise was explored at a spirited conference held earlier this month at Oxford University, attended by prominent policy makers including former Cabinet Ministers from Palestine, Jordan and Israel.
Greenpeace Raises More Questions Over Jordan’s Nuclear Plans
OCTOBER 18, 2011
From overstretched contractors exposed by Wikileaks to Japanese criticism over the poor selection of the reactor site, Greenpeace is raising serious questions over Jordan’s nuclear plans. For more on Jordan and Nuclear Power: Jordan Pushes On With Its Nuclear Plans.
New Eco-Park Opens In Jordan
APRIL 19, 2011
After six years of hard work, Friends of the Earth Middle East have opened an eco-park in Jordan dedicated to preserving biodiversity. FoE-ME are currently offering tours of the eco-park for adults and children to learn more about the natural diversity of the Jordan Valley.
Greenwash Alert: Shell To Fund Environmental Education In Jordan
NOVEMBER 11, 2011
Now, it has emerged that the oil company is funding university courses on water, energy and the environment in Jordan. What’s more, the funding is through the Jordan Oil Shale Company- a subsidiary of Shell that is currently exploring oil shale.
Mind-blowing Jordan trip on $20 a day (PHOTOS)
JANUARY 12, 2014
We head into Safi village to stop in on the women’s guild , a Green Prophet favorite, to see what the artists are up to today (to be covered in another story!). Travel Amman Dead Sea eco-trip Jordan Sunday was Mawlid an-nab?,
INTERVIEW: Green Buildings and the Next Climate Summit In Qatar
JANUARY 24, 2012
I speak to green campaigner Safa Al Jayoussi about nuclear power, green buildings and the role the region needs to play at the next climate summit in Qatar. The next stop on my whirlwind tour of all that is green and eco in Jordan is the Green Building Council.
Enforcing Jordan’s Smoking Ban: Is the Kingdom Blowing Smoke?
FEBRUARY 3, 2014
Five years following its ban on smoking in restaurants and other public spaces, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan will start enforcing the rules. Related: Are they are such things as green e-cigs?
Jordan’s US Embassy Sees Power in SOCCKET Balls
JUNE 27, 2013
The inventors stopped in at the US Embassy in Jordan to conduct educational programs for children and workshops for young entrepreneurs. Is there someone out there who would donate a few thousand to the refugee kids in Jordan’s overflowing camps?
Jordan, the PA and Israel trade water from the Red and Sea of Galilee
DECEMBER 9, 2013
Some good news out of the Middle East region for a change: It was announced at the Israel Business Forum that Israel has signed an historic water-sharing agreement with Jordan and the Palestinian Authority.
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
TRIDE Links Jordan, Israel and US in Clean Tech
MAY 30, 2012
For Israel and Jordan, two Middle Eastern countries severely lacking in water and energy resources, renewable energy is a matter of survival. He also notes that looking at the trends, trade has actually improved between Israel and Jordan over the last year.
Luxurious Chiseled Desert Lodge In Jordan Is Also Sustainable
APRIL 20, 2011
Chad Oppenheim’s design for an eco lodge in Jordan’s desert is absolutely breathtaking. New Eco-Park Opens in Jordan. Jordan’s Feynan Eco-Lodge Named Top 50 In the World.
Companies that walk their talk, Waylon visits Kim of New Belgium.
JUNE 23, 2015
Waylon and the talk show crew went to New Belgium Brewing to ask the Co-Founder Kim Jordan what makes their beer green, why bicycles are fun, what a dream workplace looks like and how to do well and do good.
Green Miner Pulls Minerals from Desalination’s Seawater Brine
AUGUST 30, 2012
For resource-poor, water-parched Middle East nations like Jordan, the prospect of mining the seas for high-value minerals – and – producing clean water as a by-product is like winning the Irish Sweepstakes.
Jordan’s Environmentalists Seek Seat at Government Table
AUGUST 29, 2013
Jordan’s activists have officially petitioned to re-establish the country’s “green party” , according to human rights activist Ghandi Abu Sharar, who was also a founding member of the original Green Party of Jordan created in 2000.
Enforcing Smoke-free Workplaces in Jordan
MAY 14, 2012
See a news alert from The Jordan Times : Jordan featured as regional pioneer in enforcing smoke-free business environments? Last month in Dubai, Jordan’s leading drug manufacturer, Hikma Pharmaceuticals, and King Abdullah II Center for Excellence (KACE) represented Jordan along with King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) at the World Congress on Cardiology. Green Prophet has frequently reported on smoking in the Kingdom, and throughout the Middle East.