West Elm’s Living Green Wall is a First in Kuwait
DECEMBER 19, 2012
It is almost certain that a new green wall installed in Kuwait is the emirate’s very first. GSky Plant Systems produces three different kinds of green wall systems, including the Versa Wall installed in Kuwait.
Tire Fire In Kuwait Seen From Space
APRIL 25, 2012
Kuwait hardly has a green reputation (in fact, it’s been pretty obstructive in global efforts to set emission targets ) but recent events have definitely undermined what left of its eco credentials. The fire broke out on April 17 at a tire dump near Al Jahrah in Kuwait.
New Green Roofed School in Kuwait Will Promote Hands on Agricultural Learning
FEBRUARY 18, 2012
Kuwait used to have a strong agricultural movement, which this new school will hopefully help to revive. While not entirely inaccurate, present day Kuwait belies a fertile past.
Kuwait’s Environment REUSE 5.0 Exposition Calls for Applications
JANUARY 1, 2012
For the fifth year Kuwait’s eco en.v REUSE exposition will showcase green companies, retailers, galleries, restaurants, social initiatives, and people. an exposition that will take place at the Australian College of Kuwait (ACK) in February 2012.
Middle East: green hotels spiking upward
Green Traveler Guides
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.
World’s 13th Tallest Building Towers Over Kuwait City
MARCH 7, 2012
The Al Hamra Firdous Tower in Kuwait City is the world’s 13th largest. Kuwait is now competing with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to build the biggest, baddest skyscrapers.
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.
Lily Pad Roof to Shade and Power Kuwait’s Sabah Al-Ahmad City Culture Center
JUNE 14, 2012
Kuwait is planning to build a city in the desert for 2,500 residents, and the Sabah Al-Ahmad Culture Center will be its nucleus. Convincing Kuwait to go solar. Given Kuwait’s potent irradiation, BDP.
Kuwaiti Gaydar Test to Ban Gays Entry to Arab Countries?
OCTOBER 9, 2013
There are no clear scientific guidelines on how Kuwait, the country to come up with the idea, will in fact use and meter out the test proposed for a number of interested countries. But the intended test is for entry to Kuwait or any of the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC).
Amazing “Atlas” tracks Arab world habitat destruction over time [video]
DECEMBER 23, 2013
The greening of the desert shown in Al Ain (UAE) and the Kuwait-Iraq Separation Border displaying Kuwait’s conservation and resource protection are testament to efforts in the region to improve environmental conditions and conserve water resources.
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.
MENA Is Changing Drastically & NASA Has The Pictures To Prove It
MAY 1, 2012
Oil fires of War in Kuwait. Sabriyah Oil Field, Kuwait. Iraqi forces set hundreds of oil wells ablaze during the US-led Gulf War following Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait in 1991. Healthy vegetation appears bright green while dry vegetation looks orange.
Gaza’s Green Schools Fuse Islamic Architecture and Sustainable Design
DECEMBER 4, 2011
A fusion of traditional Islamic architecture and modern sustainable design, Gaza’s new green schools will cost the same to build as their less-sustainable counterparts. . This extraordinary project is being funded in part by the Kuwait Fund.
Qatar’s QSAS Turns Other Rating Systems Green
JUNE 22, 2012
Qatar’s revamped its QSAS green building rating system. Re-launched under a new name, the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) is muscling in as Middle East- North Africa’s green standard. Step back, LEED. Back off, BREEAM.
THIS Toothbrush Is A Miswak | Green Prophet
MARCH 9, 2011
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Going Green In Your Home
MARCH 3, 2011
Today, with the wealth of cheap detergents available at the supermarket, it can be hard to make the decision to choose the more expensive “Green” Products. Salma said on UAE Sustainability Conference Inspires Change : I’m one of those green newbies; I. ????????????
It All Grows In Kuwait – One Bloggers Green Fingered Journey
SEPTEMBER 8, 2012
Alzainah Albabtain, a 22 year old student, is growing her own food in the scorching heat of Kuwait and wants others to give it go too. A green fingered student from Kuwait is taking the blogosphere by storm with her ‘It All Grows’ blog.
Home Study to Green Your Education | Green Prophet
MARCH 9, 2011
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Eating Real Food Can Save The Environment | Green Prophet
FEBRUARY 20, 2011
“Green food lovers don’t always have to eat healthy. Salma said on UAE Sustainability Conference Inspires Change : I’m one of those green newbies; I.
UAE Sustainability Conference Inspires Change | Green Prophet
MARCH 8, 2011
The green-savvy will attend to learn more but it’s very hard to convince new people with no prior interest in the issue to give up their time to discuss a brand new topic. Let’s hope that this is the first step for many green-newbies on the path towards a more sustainable future.
Meet A Few Green Prophets At Energy Conference, Eilat
FEBRUARY 22, 2011
At least three Green Prophets will be at the Eilat-Eilot Renewable Energy Conference tomorrow in Eilat, Israel. Among those on the media panel will be Green Prophet’s friend David Goldman from Expansion Media.
Is Car-Free Living Possible in the Suburbs? | Green Prophet
MARCH 9, 2011
Green Prophet Staff | March 10th, 2011 | Comment | Email this Share How can eco-friendly transportation be improved in the suburbs? Salma said on UAE Sustainability Conference Inspires Change : I’m one of those green newbies; I. ????????????
Dubai Radio Mauls Gulf’s Un-green Malls
MAY 17, 2012
Emirati malls suffer a blistering review in a 21 minute podcast on green retail. FM (which not long ago featured Green Prophet here ) recently broadcast an interview with Buro Happold’s expert in sustainability and alternative technologies, Robert Cooke. Click below to give a listen and to hear some straight talk about un-green retail; and the learn about the newest sustainability rating system coming online. Greening up their malls is a baby step in the right direction.
Eat The Whole Animal: Lamb's Testicles | Green Prophet
MARCH 10, 2011
Think whole-animal cooking and sustainable food and read about home animal slaughter on Green Prophet. Middle-Eastern Recipes from Green Prophet: Kibbeh Baba Ganoush Eggplant Soup Photo of lamb testicles for kabob by Shahrokh Dabiri via Flickr.
Fears that Gaddafi May Sabotage Oil Facilities | Green Prophet
MARCH 10, 2011
Back in 1991, Saddam Hussein ordered engineers to burn oil field and blow up wells in Kuwait during the first Gulf War. Time Magazine and Green Fudge :: Image via Abode of Chaos on Flickr.
Green Deeds: Don't Waste Food, Man (10 Tips)
MARCH 7, 2011
While some cannot afford basic green foods, we cannot afford to waste ours. Go green and save energy by eating together with family or friends. Do you have green food tips? Qatar’s petroleum industry is making efforts to “go green.
GM Hydrogen Hy-Wire and Sequel Cars Could Power Our Future | Green.
FEBRUARY 20, 2011
In other Green Prophet articles, the use of electricity and hydrogen as power sources has been mentioned; including one in which hydrogen and even water (which is composed of two molecules of hydrogen and one of oxygen) as fuel sources, providing a way can be found to separate these volatile gases.
Wear a Green Costume this Purim
MARCH 6, 2011
When mine asked to be a frog, it turned out that meant wearing green clothes and not much else. Salma said on UAE Sustainability Conference Inspires Change : I’m one of those green newbies; I.
The Water Behind Middle Eastern Woes | Green Prophet
FEBRUARY 21, 2011
Salma said on UAE Sustainability Conference Inspires Change : I’m one of those green newbies; I.
Export Oil, Import Water = Risky Economics for Middle East
MARCH 5, 2013
The MENA region is most at risk, with the most water-stressed countries being Bahrain (1), Qatar (2), Kuwait (3), Libya (4) Djibouti (5), UAE (6), Yemen (7), Saudi Arabia (8), Oman (9) and Egypt (10), according to the Maplecroft Water Stress Index 2012.
Ride the Electric Abu Dhabi Stretch Limo SuperBus | Green Prophet
MARCH 10, 2011
The National Read more on electric and green cars: Tesla Motors IPO Races Through Abu Dhabi But is the EV Practical? Abu Dhabi’s White Gold Biofuel Mercedes : Another Dubious Green Investment?
Turkey’s “A Few Brave People” Wins Best Feature Film at Abu Dhabi’s Green Carpet Ceremony
APRIL 26, 2013
Recognized alongside five other nature-themed films at the closing green carpet ceremony, the documentary highlights the challenges faced by people living in Ça?layan, Green Water won the Golden Deer award for the best film from the United Arab Emirates.
Masdar Reps Head Stateside To Recruit Bright Green Talent
FEBRUARY 28, 2011
Instead, we need to get them interested in the other green-lined path, in good clean energy. One George Mason University student told the paper that it is crucial to get ahead in the green energy field, to become a market leader.
Negev Oil Shale Plant To Shut Down, Switch To Natural Gas | Green.
MARCH 8, 2011
If you… Read more articles » Travel & Nature » Stephen Colbert on Israel's National Bird When Israel declared its new national bird, Green Prophet was on the story.
Was the Arab Spring Good for Renewable Energy?
APRIL 24, 2012
How is the Arab Spring, which has caused massive financial losses on one side, also able to influence growth and development of renewable and green sources of energy? On the other hand, big oil-exporting countries such as Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates Kuwait that have avoided the worst uprisings, and some of which have only have had minor protests, have seen great increases in revenue since the Arab Spring started.
Part 2: Weighing up the Green (and Not So Green) Aspects of Hajj
FEBRUARY 28, 2011
So how do we make Hajj more green? Although the Mekkah Rail which Green Prophet covered was not yet open to international visitors in 2010, it will no doubt help reduce people’s emissions when travelling during Hajj in the future.
Sunday Snippets: Green News From the Middle East
NOVEMBER 20, 2011
It’s been a busy week here at Green Prophet headquarters and we’ve all been hard at work highlighting the green and not-so-green news of the Middle East. Sunday’s Green News Snippets: Saudi Rail and the Haifa Oil Spill . Had a busy week?
IKEA’s Blue and Yellow Also Has a Green Face
FEBRUARY 22, 2012
IKEA Israel’s Blue-Yellow buildings also have a green policy. IKEA’s blue and yellow store motifs have become familiar to households all over the world, including the Middle East with stores in Israel, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
Green Gas Station Meets Stringent New Dubai Building Code
MARCH 1, 2011
Dubai’s first green gas station, that we covered here in January is not a glamorous architectural extravaganza, but it is one of the first new buildings in Dubai to meet its new zero energy building codes. You might suppose that a green gas station wouldn’t sell gas.
Libyan Revolution Will End Gaddafi's Green Visions
FEBRUARY 24, 2011
Prior to all the present confusion that is occurring in Libya, Colonel Gadaffi involved himself in a number of unusual “green projects, including a project to construct the largest artificial river which Gadaffi himself acclaimed as being “the 8 th natural wonder of the world.