Posts in the ‘Environment’ Category

Five Majestic Outdoor Destinations in Lebanon

Lebanon is a country truly blessed for its unique topography rich with gorgeous green landscapes throughout, and unlike the rest of the Middle East, it has no desert. Its temperate weather and abundance of lush rolling hills, natural waterways and diverse flora makes it an ideal country to explore by foot, pretty much anytime of

What The Pandemic May Have Taught Us So Far

Much of the world is in lockdown and we are living in strange and worrying times. Who would have guessed a year ago that we would be confined to our homes for our safety? Just goes to show how life is ephemeral but also is not to be taken for granted. This period of isolation

Spring Cleaning for Self-Care: Tips to Declutter Your Home and Your Mind

As we head into Spring and we notice the days getting warmer and longer, now is the perfect time to give our homes and our lives a spring cleaning so we can live in the most spiffy, organized, and comfortable environments possible. Not to mention, if you’re somewhere that’s enforcing self-isolation due to Covid-19, there

How to Do the Holiday Season During the Revolution: A Guide

The Holiday Season is upon us, and for most people in Lebanon (and the many other places in the midst of social unrest) it’s bittersweet. It’s sweet because there is a sense of hopefulness, excitement, connection, potential. Something intoxicating is happening. Something that has never happened before: a burgeoning feeling of unity and empowerment. Fervent

7 Ways to be Active in Your Community In Times of Social Change

As the revolution in Lebanon continues, you may be asking yourself about various ways you can be active in your community. Being socially or politically active means something different to everyone, and knowing which way is best for you depends on your personality, your values, and your priorities. So what are the best ways for

Self-Care for Activists: 7 Key Ways to Care for Yourself in Times of Social Change

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” – Audre Lorde Being a political activist or human rights advocate can be incredibly fulfilling, yet emotionally and physically taxing work. As much as protesting for change is important, burnout among activists is a very common occurrence. As

10 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Single-Use Plastic Waste

Reducing your single-use plastic waste doesn’t have to break the bank or be a major inconvenience. In fact, reducing your plastic footprint can be as easy as adopting some new, but very simple, habits — the most comprehensive of which is to become more aware of which products you purchase and use. Here are some

Rise of the Zero Waste Stores

Every time I make it down to my local supermarket and browse around for supplies I tend to get a sinking feeling. Most of the items I seek come packed in some form of plastic, paper, foam (polystyrene), tin or glass. In one shopping trip we amass so much soon-to-be trash! So, is all this

Let’s join hands for the sake of our forests.

The weather is warm, the stars are shining, and the campgrounds are open! It’s the perfect time to go for a road-trip and set up for camping! This recreational outdoor activity involving overnight stays away from home became popular in the early 20th century. Today, it is widely practiced in all parts of the world,

Striving for Sustainable Hunting in Lebanon

Humans have practiced the activity of hunting wild animals or game since time immemorial. For many societies it represents a cultural tradition or even a livelihood. However, many argue that it is simply unethical, cruel, illegal and plain wrong. It has led to the extinction of countless animal species, it can negatively impact the food

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