Pope Follows Green Policies

The environmental advisor Mazen Abboud said that the pope Benedict XVI has followed green policies within the Vatican State, based on reliance on renewable energy.He also mentioned that his holiness has replaced his car with another green one, consuming less fuel.


Abboud asked Lebanese environmentalists to welcome the pope, known as" green pope", "noting that the head of the Catholic Church is one of the biggest defenders of God's creatures in his writings, meetings and travels. He has taken "defending the environment" issue as the theme of his pontificate.


Abboud hopes that this visit will open a new page green in Lebanon green economy its history and the region as well.


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.


  • 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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