Posts in the ‘Environment’ Category

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

World Cleanup Day In Lebanon: The Aftermath And Lessons To Be Learned

We recently spoke to you about the massive international initiative World Cleanup Day. This global social action program, which is aimed at combating the global solid waste and marine debris problem, took place on September 15, you can find our article here.  This year more than 13 million people from 155 countries and regions joined forces

Positive News Stories From September To Brighten Your Week (Part 1)

Okay folks, fall is in the air, and it’s time for the second instalment of what we’ve decided will be a bi-monthly positive news report. Because who couldn’t do with a pick-me-up, and because there’s a lot more happening out there to smile about than you’d expect! But before we begin, we’re going to insert

Charbella Hosry: The Eco-Friendly Entrepreneur

The team at The Wellness Project has been meeting some remarkable individuals over the years that are working relentlessly to make their cities a better place, through their various endeavors. Lebanon can be a challenging market to change consumer perceptions about sustainability and living in eco-friendly ways, as there is no government legislation in place

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