Posts in the ‘Environment’ Category

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

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

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