How Morocco’s Vision of Sustainability is Rooted in Cultural Preservation

March 31, 2017 3:21 pm1 comment
How Morocco’s Vision of Sustainability is Rooted in Cultural Preservation

There are a number of sustainable development programs and policies in Morocco that display innovation and promote social solidarity. These participatory democratic initiatives are designed to catalyze people’s development and meeting multiple human needs at the same time. For example, the Municipal Charter of the nation requires the application of participatory […]

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Emirates now offers blankets made from 100 percent recycled plastic bottles

January 20, 2017 2:06 pm2 comments
Emirates now offers blankets made from 100 percent recycled plastic bottles

Physics would suggest that covering yourself in plastic bottles may not seem like the ideal way to keep warm in an airplane cabin, but Emirates wants you to do exactly that. Today, it’s introducing new sustainable blankets made from 100 percent recycled bottles. To read more, click here. 

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The region’s largest manmade forest is coming up in Qatar’s desert

October 28, 2016 11:34 am1 comment
The region’s largest manmade forest is coming up in Qatar’s desert

The biggest manmade forest in the region is being created in the middle of the desert north of Doha. The wood, which will cover an area of 8.3 square km, will feature 95,000 trees with 28 different species, all of which have been chosen to withstand the local climate. To read more, […]

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Hundreds of mosques are going green in Morocco in a renewable energy push

September 9, 2016 11:58 am2 comments
Hundreds of mosques are going green in Morocco in a renewable energy push

Morocco’s mosques are going green in an effort to improve efficiency, promote renewable energy and create business opportunities around energy-efficient technologies. The first phase of a government-led,four-year project is expected to install energy-saving lights, and to use solar panel systems to generate power, heat water and provide air-conditioning in places […]

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Saudi Arabia looking to attract visitors for adventure and nature tourism

September 2, 2016 4:15 pm1 comment
Saudi Arabia looking to attract visitors for adventure and nature tourism

Saudi Arabia is aiming to develop its eco-tourism potential to boost numbers visiting the middle eastern kingdom. It has designated three sites for this investment. The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH) says it will emphasize environmental and adventure tourism. To read more, click here.

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For Egypt’s entrepreneurs, Going Green Makes Business Sense

June 24, 2016 2:10 pm0 comments
For Egypt’s entrepreneurs, Going Green Makes Business Sense

As young people across the Middle East grapple with a lack of employment, a growing number of Egyptian entrepreneurs are learning that eco-friendly businesses can solve environmental problems and boost their bottom line. The region’s burst of innovation is driven partly by greater access to technology and a youthful population, […]

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