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GREEN Beirut. How?

Everybody agrees that Beirut, the capital of Lebanon needs the green. Beirut Municipality Head, Bilal Hamad launched a campaign entitled“Beirut Bitjannen”, to increase green spaces in the capital, during a press conference held in Beirut.

Demands to make the capital green remain high. A “Picnic festival" will be held in thirteen locations, around Beirut, on June 16, 2012, to demand the reopening of Horsh Beirut to all.

This location has been closed to the public for more than twenty years, and only a few people are granted access to it.

 

Green projects are countless. Wassim Melki’s company has recently launched the BEIRUTOPIA project to save Beirut by planting a couple of trees on their rooftops.

 

This project, however still needs Beirut Municipality approval and the full collaboration companies and building owners in terms of implementation. Green efforts are on the rise. Whether that will happen, however, remains to be seen.

 

Beirut

Migration to cities is increasing so much that, by 2050, the UN predicts that approximately two thirds of the world’s population will be living in cities.

ECO INITIATIVES

  • A fundraising event, entitled Think Green, will be held by Zero Waste ACT for all its business members on September, 10,2013, at WHITE, Dora.
  • The Green Mind Association invited all Green Mind Award Participants, finalists, runner ups and winners to the GREEN MIND DAY on  Jan-16-2013 in Beirut, to create a platform where interested Venture Capital and Potential Investors met with participants.
  • A green initiative launched by Ashrafieh 2020 project aims to transform Ashrafieh into a tranquil and unpolluted area.Green spaces allow residents to walk and ride bicycles.

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