A Shelter for Stray Dogs in The Chouf Area

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 professional help. Barbara municipality was among the first to set an example for others to follow by rescuing and adopting the dogs, and now Chouf municipalities have opted to handle this matter in a civilized by setting up a big…

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

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 to join in and help plant further native trees in public lands & high mountains. The stunt below was performed during a basketball game where the Austrian National Anthem was played at the start of the game instead of the…

Lebanon’s Debt Increases $21,000 Every Minute

In 2018, Lebanon's national debt increased by $6.6 Billion Dollars, which amounts to almost $12,500 every minute. This year, the debt is expected to increase by $11 Billion Dollars, which means that that it will increase roughly by $21,000 every minute. If we look at January only, the national debt reached $85.32 billion — nearly 150% of the gross domestic product — an increase of $4.93 billion compared to January 2018. The reasons behind this…

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

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 to immortalize it with a before/after post. That's what a group of volunteers in Tripoli along with a couple of municipal members have done by cleaning up an area that was recently acquired by the Municipality. After a long day…
Critiques

Why Are There “Thank You Russia” Billboards Around?

2 weeks ago
Update: Turns out it’s a LADA campaign. Bad taste or Hilarious? It didn’t make me laugh to be honest because this tendency to thanking neighbors and foreign countries is becoming sickening. I wonder when this ...
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World Happiness Report 2019: Lebanon Ranked #91 WorldWide, #6 in Arab World

2 weeks ago
The World Happiness Report is a landmark survey of the state of global happiness that ranks 156 countries by how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be. The report is produced by the United Nations ...
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#BikeToWork on April 17!

3 weeks 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 ...
Critiques

Students & Activists Protest During Lecture By World Bank VP at AUB

3 weeks ago
AUB students and activists interrupted a lecture by the World Bank’s Vice President to protest against the Bisri Dam. I wrote about this topic a month ago and was curious as to why the World ...
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