Last week in London, FERN was awarded at the 2 Degrees Sustainability Champions Awards, a gathering of nearly 300 sustainability professionals from the UK and around the globe. 2Degrees is an international online business community where 32,000+ members can find essential resources and information to help improve efficiency and operating procedures, on the path towards sustainability. 2013 is the year of the inaugural 2Degrees Sustainability Champions Awards, where members were given More »

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In celebration of World Environment Day, and following a Saturday morning event with Souk el Tayeb, UNESCWA, UNHCR, and The Lebanese Food Bank, FERN hosted a happy hour on Monday night at The Alleyway in Gemmayze. FERN provided materials to help individuals reduce their food waste directly from their own homes, including this food waste infographic written by FERN, designed by Michelle Khalil. Tunes drifted from Couqley, and happy hour snacks made their More »

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  This infographic about food waste will give you some easy tools and simple tips to use at home – to waste less food, save money, and reduce your foodprint. Design by Michelle Khalil: info@michellekhalil.com #ThinkEatSave            

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This year’s theme for UNEP World Environment Day is “Think.Eat.Save.” and is very dear to our hearts. The majority of education and advocacy surrounding the theme is about the massive global waste of edible foods, through over-purchasing, overconsumption, poor infrastructure, and more. FERN’s activities nestle in nicely, working to reinvigorate the nutrient cycle by facilitating the composting of the remainder of food waste that otherwise ends up in landfills.       More »

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You can vote for us! FERN has been nominated in the Best NGO / Organization on Twitter category in the Beirut Social Media Awards, and the voting starts today! Please help us win by voting! Visit the site using the link below, login through Facebook or Twitter, and scroll using the white circles at the bottom of the page to the 22nd category, “Best NGO / Organization on Twitter.” Vote More »

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VOTE: from March 18th until April 15th!               FERN has been shortlisted for recognition in the first ever international Sustainability Champions Awards held by the 2Degrees Network. Follow the link below or click on the image to read the post and vote for FERN! Link to FERN on 2Degrees

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Here in Beirut, we like to think that our city is just like every other. Big. Bustling. Organized chaos. To our great and collective disappointment, Beirut is considerably filthier than the rest. Foreigners step into the country, immediately scrunching their noses against the thick, foggy pollution that plagues our breathing air. Walking through the streets is no comfort; debris piled high that serves as a feeding ground for beggars and More »

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January 7, 2013: TRASH TALK. The Possibility of Recycling Lebanon’s Garbage Audio show by Layal Hasrouni. Interviews of Ziad AbiChaker from Cedar Environmental and Meredith Danberg-Ficarelli from FERN. Follow the link at the bottom of the post to get to the interview. “In this episode we look at how to improve Lebanon’s waste management cycle. First, we get insight on how garbage disposal In Lebanon works from Ziad Abi Chaker More »

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