Posts in the ‘Environment’ Category

What Water Shortage Means for the Environment

For millions of years, clean fresh water was plentiful enough for humans, animals, and plants to thrive, each getting their fair share and more, up until human waste started creeping into every corner of the world. In under 400 years, “civilized society” has managed to make life worse for all living things. Water pollution, water

12 Ways You Can Help Protect Our Water Resources

Much of our water supply comes from rivers, lakes and reserves. Yet half of the world’s most important rivers are severely depleted and polluted. The flora and fauna that naturally filter our groundwater are rapidly disappearing, and climate change and population growth compound the pressure on our water resources. It is an increasingly discussed fact

Never Thought About How Much Water it Takes to Produce Energy? You Will Now.

When we think about protecting our water, we often think of direct pollution. There’s been viral pictures and videos of the plastic accumulation, of the sewage run off, of the oil spills. Those are all, obviously, incredibly bad and require our attention. But another thing that has a massive impact on our oceans and freshwater

What to Check when Buying Bottled Water

Although it’s always better to steer away from bottled water, we often have no other choice. In some countries where tap water is extremely contaminated, people consume a large quantity of bottled water, and many of us have never thought of checking the labels to know what we’re ingesting. Behind the advertisements and brand promises,

Want to Make Sure Less of Your Garbage Ends Up Here?

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve caught the recent media explosion about the mountain of garbage that recently washed up on Lebanon’s shores. It’s a shaming reminder of our garbage crisis and the less-than-spectacular efforts to fix it. It’s also just, tragically sad. Other than making quick mention of the urgent call we

Did You Know Our Sea is a Sewer Now? Lebanon, It’s Time to Talk

We have a lot to worry about in Lebanon. I could make a list, but we would be here all day, and it would be unnecessarily depressing. We also have incredible riches: our resilient communities that adapt and thrive under duress, our vast cultural heritage, and our food, to just touch on the very obvious

Do You Think Trees Can Talk to Each Other?

After talking about the nature of how we impact reality in our blog ‘What Do You Think You Know About Reality? This Might Surprise You, and introducing the work of Dr. Emoto and how our thoughts influence the structure of the water, we would like to shed light on another interesting phenomena that happens in

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

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