Ehden, Lebanon’s northern paradise

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| 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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Byblos, Lebanon is best Arabian city to visit this year

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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. The Byblos International Festival is an annual summer music festival and the biggest public event in Lebanon.

Lebanon’s drowning in its own waste!

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This is an update on the garbage crisis in Lebanon, which is largely attributed to a corrupted political system, but it’s also a cautionary tale about uncontrolled consumerism and environmental arrogance that could happen in nearly every free market zip code.

Beirut bank gets Lebanon’s largest rooftop garden by GreenStudios

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Pamela Haydamous from GreenStudios, which is founded in Beirut and California, and who is a co-founder of Dispatch Beirut , an urban Lego movement we covered, is working on patents in the US and Lebanon for her her unique rooftop gardens, appropriate for Middle East climates.

Lebanon’s “Wasted” Opportunity in Landfill Management

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Rola suggests ways for energy intensive Lebanon to help ease its waste and energy problems. Business & Politics Beirut Energy landfill Lebanon oilGarbage dumps roll into the sea?

Lebanon Carpet Fire Causing More Atmospheric Pollution

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Black plumes go airborne from burning Byblos Carpet Factory fire in Lebanon. Lebanon has had more than its share of various air and surface pollution issues in recent years. More articles on Lebanon and region air and surface pollution issues: Tire Fire in Kuwait Seen From Space.

6 Slow Food Revolutionaries in Lebanon

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Our friends from Green Traveler Guides sent over a fabulous overview of the top cafes, markets and restaurants leading Lebanon’s slow food revolution and we have rounded up six of them. Walid Ataya and Slow Food Lebanon.

Lebanon’s Toxic Sea-side Sidon Dump Gets Eco Makeover

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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!”

Soaring Vertical Garden Greens Al-Sultan Ibrahim Restaurant in Lebanon

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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 Bees are Freezing

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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. Climate agriculture bees colony collapse disorder extreme weather farming honey Lebanon winter

Beirut Terraces Make Sustainable Vertical Villages for Lebanon City

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Address: Plot 1801 and Plot 1802, Block 18, Beirut Central District, Lebanon The project is on schedule for completion this summer. Architecture & Urban Beirut Beirut Terraces Lebanon

Let’s Pray for Beirut the Same Way We’re Praying for Paris.

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Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Europe WAYLON: Today Only "I am Safe" Beirut facebook Lebanon media Paris terror terror attacks violencePutting Paris' attack and Beirut's together leaves me with one startling question.

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Lebanon to Restore Forests

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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.

As Trees Die, Cyprus Republic Looks to Lebanon for Water Import

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Cyprus has one of the worst fresh water shortage than other regional countries , including Lebanon, Israel and Syria. Although Lebanon has many more water resources than Cyprus, it has its own water issues that. Water Problems of Cyprus Worse than Those of Israel, Syria and Lebanon.

Green Lebanon braces for summer drought = short showers

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Lebanon is bracing for severe summer drought. Lebanon has the highest proportion of arable land to residents in the Arab world, but just 12 percent of the land is cultivated, and agriculture contributes only 11.7 “The water demand for Lebanon is projected at about 1.8

Stray Dogs Shot Dead in Lebanon

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The animals rights organisation ‘Animals Lebanon’ has called on the government to deal with stray dogs in a more humane manner. However, the way in which stray dogs are dealt with in Lebanon is truly shocking. Lebanon Does Not Need Any More Killing”. “We

Legislation Banning Public Smoking Lingers On In Lebanon

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Meanwhile, anyone who has visited Lebanon in the last decade is a witness that smoking has become a widely accepted social norm. of children in Lebanon are exposed to smoke at home whereas 74.9% For more resources, see the Stop Public Smoking in Lebanon Facebook page.

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Can Lebanon Reach 12% Renewable Energy By 2020 ?

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In 2009, Lebanon pledged to produce 12% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020- is this target optimistic today? But Lebanon is looking to aim high. A wind atlas of Lebanon. Cleantech, Science & Technology Energy Lebanon renewable energy Solar Energy wind energy

Lebanon’s Reconstructed Refugee Camp in Tripoli Up for Aga Khan Award

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The reconstruction of the Nahr el-Bared Refugee Camp in Tripoli, Lebanon is an architectural “before” and “after” with improvements far deeper than a slap-on of fresh paint. The camp is Lebanon’s oldest and largest. Why do we love “makeovers”?

Is This the Green Lebanon You’ve Dreamt About? (Video)

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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.

A Prince Leads Liquid Peace Initiative for Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey

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The countries are Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey. The group was launched in Amman on April 1o this year and includes Yasar Yakis, the former Foreign Minister of Turkey, and Mohammad Chatah, the former Finance Minister of Lebanon.

Lebanon’s Vanina Girls Make Trash Glitter

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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.

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Legalize pot, sez leader of Lebanon’s Druze

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Last May, Lebanese lawmaker Walid Jumblatt called for marijuana to be legalized in Lebanon. AFP now reports that, in recent years, Lebanon’s cannabis growers say business has boomed in large part to the Syrian war which has deflected government attention from drug crimes.

Why I’m Not Turning My Facebook Photo Blue, White & Red.

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Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) compassion conflict empathy france kindness Lebanon love Paris peace politics social media supportEditor’s note. I read Jamie’s letter, below, earlier today, and asked Jamie if I might share it with you dear elephant readers.

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First 3D Printing Shop in Arab World Opens in Lebanon

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It was only a matter of time: the 3D printing revolution has officially arrived in Lebanon, where artists, architects, and designers are eager to keep pace with Europe and the United States.

Lebanon’s Environment Minister Acknowledges Climate Change

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Lebanon’s carbon emissions are relatively small compared to other Middle Eastern nations such as Qatar or the United Arab Emirates , and pale in comparison to that of China and the United States, but its environmental record is far from pristine.

Lebanon’s ‘Weak State’ Supports Construction Boom, Environmental Bust

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… Money rules” (links to PDF) reveals alarming issues concerning the lack of regulation of construction practices in Lebanon that are undermining the quality of life its people and are steering the country towards an environmental and urban disaster.

Poor Environmental Oversight Leads To Lebanon’s Mediterranean Kerosene Leak

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This image is of a former oil spill in Lebanon. This week’s kerosene spill off Lebanon’s eastern Mediterranean (already an apocalypse zone in places) was caused when a pipeline transfering kerosene to oil and gas companies leaked.

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Lebanon’s 275 Mile Mountain Trail is a World Class Hiking Destination

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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.

Car Use in Lebanon Increased by 538% in 24 Years

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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?

Greening The Refugee Camps of Lebanon

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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.

Lebanon’s Finally Looking at Racism and Human Rights Abuses in the Face

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Racism in Lebanon has rarely been an openly discussed theme in the media. Racial intolerance in Lebanon and the Middle East, is indeed a pervasive problem which especially affects migrant domestic workers and refugees. This is something that has been largely missing in Lebanon.

Lebanon’s Sidon garbage mountain to become city park

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Taking a cue from its neighbor city Tel Aviv Lebanon’s regional “landmark”, Sidon’s notorious garbage mountain, will now become a city park. More on garbage dumps: Garbage Strucks Dump Straight into the Sea in Lebanon as Hezbollah Takes Hold.

UK hiking holiday specialist heads for Lebanon

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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.

Lebanon’s Capital Suffers Nine Hour Extreme Power Cuts

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This is Lebanon’s reality right now , and it offers a cautionary tale. Like Israel, Morocco and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in the Middle East, Lebanon doesn’t generate enough energy to supply its own country’s demand. Imagine for a second that Washington D.C.,

Tapping Middle East Biogas Potential in Lebanon and Pakistan

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Lebanon and Pakistan have each announced new biogas projects, tapping into a sustainable energy source that, unlike other renewable energy streams, solves two municipal problems – energy creation and waste processing.

IKEA’s flatpack homes for refugees get a reluctant OK from Lebanon

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Lebanon’s government has finally agreed to a trial run of IKEA’s prefabricated flatpack homes designed for refugees, but they’re not excited about it.

Tire Burning Protests in Lebanon Just Dirty Smoke

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Lebanese burn rubber tires as protest, meanwhile the public risks greater chances of cancer. The Daily Star has released a recent on how tire burning is the preferred manifestation of anger and frustration for Lebanese protesters.

Lebanon’s Largest Solar Project Lights up a Green Highway

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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. It seems that finally, finally Lebanon is catching on to the reality that solar isn’t just a passing phase.