Posts in the ‘Environment’ Category

11 Middle-East-Based Ethical Fashion Finds You Need to Know

After our recent article on the Hidden Costs of Fast Fashion, we decided to look into what ethical fashion our region has to offer. And there is nothing like supporting local initiatives and entrepreneurs. So after far less digging than we expected, here is a list of our 11 top finds to explore: 1) Bambah

Palm Oil Hides in Your Daily-Use Products. Where and How To Spot It?

Palm oil is the most consumed vegetable oil on the planet. It is in more than half of the products you can find in the supermarket. The high demand and production of palm oil has affected our planet in more ways than you can imagine. Palm oil is an ingredient of a big number of

What You Need to Know About Mercury Toxicity: The Dangers & How to Avoid Them

As environmental pollution continues to impact our air, water and soil, and awareness grows about the impact of chemicals in other areas of our life, there has been increasing concern around Mercury toxicity. While there is definitely a lot more information circulating to help people understand it, the range of sources and contradictory reports can

7 Simple Ways You Can Stop Water Waste This Summer

Water is our most precious resource, and becoming increasingly so every day.  In much of the developed world the availability of water is taken for granted, while many countries struggle to meet even the most basic demand.  Our body and every ecosystem it depends on needs water, and as climate change intensifies, water scarcity and

12 Amazing Things You Need to Do in Lebanon This Summer

Lebanon is an incredibly rich and beautiful country for outdoor adventures, and we often forget to branch out of our regular comfort zones and routines. What better way to take advantage of the summer weather than to go on some adventures with family or friends.   Here’s a list to get you started! 1-  Head

How to Protect Lebanon’s Trees: Preventing Devastating Forest Fires

These trees are the ‘lungs’ of the country, our source of clean air, rich soil, and biodiversity. However, with the many other sources of social and political concern in Lebanon, our attention and resources are often directed away from the beautiful landscape we live on. Unfortunately, that landscape, and the trees that cover it are

3 Ways to Help Your Neighbourhood Wildlife Beat the Heat

As we begin to experience more extreme temperatures, particularly periods of high heat and drought, the animals and birds that overlap our outdoor living spaces start to suffer from heatstroke and exhaustion. Although all wildlife have unique ways of physiologically adapting to changes in temperature, most cannot make it through long periods without water, particularly

Fair Trade, Simply Explained! And How You Can Support Fair Trade in Lebanon!

We live in a world where the food industry is controlled by a few huge companies that own most of the market share worldwide with a few numbered local farmers and producers who are struggling to stay in business and offer competitive prices. What is Fair Trade? The Fair Trade movements started to help producers

4 Activities You Can Do this Easter Weekend That Do Not Involve Only Eating

1- Go For a Family Hike On Friday, We Are Hikers are organizing an all day hike from Hawka to Qannoubine that is suitable for the whole family. It is a great time to hike in nature, have breakfast while surrounded in peaceful surroundings, breathing some healthy oxygen and enjoying the beautiful sceneries of waterfall

In Search of the Ethical Easter Bunny: 3 Ways Chocolate is an Even Guiltier Pleasure Than You Expect

In truth, chocolate shouldn’t be a ‘guilty pleasure’ at all. Real chocolate with a high percentage of quality uncontaminated cacao is a powerful antioxidant. It has benefits for the heart and blood pressure, and stimulates endorphins and serotonin. However, the most available and popular brands of chocolate are not only largely missing these qualities, but

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