Moto Ambulance Project Officially Launched by UNDP & Bank Audi

Quick and efficient responses for medical emergencies are almost always hindered by traffic congestion especially in the cities. For that purpose, Bank Audi and the UNDP unveiled a great initiative where they supplied Civil Defense paramedics with motorcycles in order to promptly perform first aid procedures until an ambulance arrives. By doing so, the paramedics will have to assist the victims and increase their chances of survival before regular ambulances arrive. The launch took place…

#BeirutMunicipality to Create 16Km of Dedicated Bike Lanes by 2020

When I first heard about a bike lane prototype introduced in Beirut, I was a bit optimistic about it but it turned out to be a rushed plan and an utter failure. This being said, I have mixed feelings now about this new initiative to set up 16 kilometers of dedicated bike lanes by next year inside the capital. The cycling scene has been growing over the years in Lebanon but organizing biking events and…
Baladi

Qadisha Valley Cleanup

1 month ago
It’s great to see this group of young men and women cleaning up the Qadisha valley but it’s also quite unfortunate that this valley, labeled as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations in ...
Automotive

WeGo-Together: Public Transportation Network Expected in Jbeil BY End of 2019

2 months ago
Public Works and Transportation Minister Youssef Fenianos and Jbeil MP Ziad Hawat launched last week a public transportation initiative in the district of Jbeil: WeGo. Created by Connex, a private transportation company operating in Beirut, ...
Baladi

Mayyas Group Stuns #ArabsGoTalent Judges Once More!

2 months ago
Just when you thought Mayyas couldn’t get any better after Najwa’s golden buzzer, they deliver a stunning performance that stuns all three judges at #ArabsGoTalent. It is worth noting that one man is behind this ...
Baladi

Awesome Shots from The Egg – Beirut

2 months ago
The Egg was built in 1966 by Lebanese architect Joseph Philip Karam. It was one part of a modernist set of buildings, a sort of multi-user complex including an egg-spaced shell and two high towers ...
Animals & Wildlife

A Shelter for Stray Dogs in The Chouf Area

2 months ago
Killing stray dogs is unfortunately quite common in Lebanon, despite being barbaric and ineffective. There are several ways to handle stray dogs, one of them being building local shelters or contacting animal services to some ...
Baladi

#AdoptACedar: If We Lose Our Cedar, We lose Our Identity

2 months ago
I honestly don’t know if the below is a recent stunt or an old one, but I thought of sharing it to shed light on the Adopt a Cedar campaign and hopefully encourage more people ...
Baladi

#Tripoli Volunteers Take The #TrashChallenge but What’s Next?

2 months ago
Unlike other useless challenges, the internet’s newest trend the “Trash Tag Challenge” is encouraging people to protest the environment by cleaning up a place where trash has accumulated, then taking another picture of the spot ...
Baladi

#BikeToWork on April 17!

2 months ago
On April 17 and for the third year in a row, The Chain Effect is organizing a Bike to Work event under the Patronage of the Ministry of the Environment, with the support of the ...
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