Zahrani Municipality Cutting Down on Plastic Bags Use

It's also good to see Lebanese villages and towns taking eco-friendly initiatives and cutting down on plastic use. Jbeil vowed to ban all plastic bags by end of 2018 and Zahrani municipality is encouraging people to cut down on the use of plastic bags as shown in the video below: Greenpeace’s #Plastacna campaign which was launched back in August 2018 has gained momentum every since and so far, places like The Grand Factory, Vyvyan’s, Kissproof…

Dr. Paul Salem Becomes First Lebanese-Arab President of the Middle East Institute

Dr. Paul Salem, director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut and one of the world’s leading scholars on the Middle East, has been named president of the Middle East Institute . The announcement was made by MEI’s Board of Governors at its meeting on Monday, October 15. He succeeds Amb. Wendy Chamberlin, who stepped down in July 2018 after serving nearly twelve years as president. What is the Middle East Institute? The Middle…
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Lebanon’s Spike App Wins $100K at GITEX’s Future Stars!

4 days ago
Building on last year’s momentum at GITEX Future Stars, Speed@BDD had another strong presence this year with 15 Lebanese-based startups and one of its alumnus were able to clinch the first prize of $100K in ...
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On #WorldFoodDay, Zaatar W Zeit is Donating a Percentage of its Bills to #FoodBlessed

5 days ago
Today is #WorldFoodDay, a day of action dedicated to tackling global hunger and for that purpose one of Lebanon’s most popular food chains Zaatar Wou Zeit has decided to team up with #FoodBlessed, an amazing ...
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Check Out The New Nabu Museum in el-Hery, North #Lebanon

1 week ago
There’s a new addition to Lebanon’s rich list of museums; the Nabu Museum located on the coast of the Mediterranean North of Lebanon. The museum was named after the Mesopotamian patron god of literacy and ...
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Beirut Mosque Launches Kindness Fridge Initiative

1 week ago
Al Daouk mosque on Bliss Street set up a fridge on the sidewalk whereas people can donate extra food and needy people could pick it up. This Kindness Fridge idea will hopefully help feed the ...
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Alfa Telecom to Ship 460 Tons of e-Waste to Sweden

1 week ago
As of 2017, over 47 million tons of e-waste were generated and the numbers are rising annually by 4%. Unfortunately, only 20% of e-waste is subject to recycling and 80% are dumped in landfills or ...
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“Marqet”: Lebanon’s First Blind-friendly Supermarket

2 weeks ago
On September 27, the Lebanese NGO Red Oak launched in collaboration with the Youth Association of the Blind (YAB), at the “Marqet” supermarket on the Koraytem main road, Beirut, its “Red Oak Blind-Friendly Market” project which ...
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Ottawa Names Street After St. Charbel

2 weeks ago
During Patriach Rai’s visit to Canada, he visited Ottawa where one of the largest Lebanese communities live, and celebrated the renaming of a section of Donald Street in Ottawa to St. Charbel Way4 (Mar Charbel). ...
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Lebanese Judo Champion Nacif Elias Defeats World Number One

3 weeks ago
Lebanese-Brazilian Judo Champion Nacif Elias was taking part in the 2018 World Judo Championships and made headlines when he knocked out the world number one Aleksandar KUKOLJ in his first fight. Unfortunately, he lost in ...
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