Masdar Honoured as the First Recipient of the ‘Leadership in New Energy’ Award

January 24, 2013 5:53 am0 comments
Masdar Honoured as the First Recipient of the ‘Leadership in New Energy’ Award

Masdar was honoured as the recipient of the inaugural ‘Award for Leadership in New Energy’ – an industry recognition created by the Energy Intelligence Group, a leading news and analysis organization. The award recognizes companies working to diversify the energy mix to integrate cleaner, more sustainable sources of power. The award was presented in London at a conference held by Energy Intelligence and the International Herald Tribune. Accepting the award, Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, chief executive officer of Masdar, underscored the

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Inaugural Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Starts Today

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Inaugural Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Starts Today

30,000 people expected to attend the Middle East’s largest gathering dedicated to renewable energy and sustainability Abu Dhabi-UAE: 13 January, 2013 – Thousands of renewable energy and sustainability leaders are descending on Abu Dhabi today for the first day of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), the Middle East’s largest sustainability gathering, which will address the interconnected challenges affecting the global adoption of renewable energy, water security and sustainable development. ADSW will attract an estimated 30,000 policy makers, thought leaders, private sector experts and scientific scholars from more than 150 countries to take part in a series of high-level discussions,…

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Hydropolis Aims to Restore the Nile Valley’s Natural Agricultural Rhythm

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Hydropolis Aims to Restore the Nile Valley’s Natural Agricultural Rhythm

Just about everyone learned in their early geography classes that the Nile Valley was once a fertile haven. Crops proliferated on the green banks due to natural flooding that deposited rich nutrients, although occasionally these floods inundated and destroyed crops as well, and the land of the Pharaohs was a mecca for agriculture. But when construction on the Aswan Dam began in 1902, the ecosystem was forever altered. The natural flooding cycle was disrupted, silt began to accumulate in places and crucial nutrients were no longer deposited. Margaux Leycuras, Marion Ottmann and Anne-Hina Mallette hope to restore…

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Green Prophet Upcycles Jordan’s Politicians Into Hip Handbags

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Green Prophet Upcycles Jordan’s Politicians Into Hip Handbags

Laurie recycles a Jordanian political poster into a handbag. Here’s how she does it. Voting is underway for Jordan’s Parliament. I’m not running, but I have this one in the bag! Hundreds of posters are hanging along Amman roadways; a somber assemblage of Middle Eastern manhood, mostly mustachioed. No wonder there’s tension in the lead-up to election: everywhere I look there are faces scowling down. The signs are made from fiberglass-reinforced plastic stretched across a simple wood frame, the plastic fabric roughly stapled…

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My favorite neighbourhood in…Cairo

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My favorite neighbourhood in…Cairo

This is the second part of a new series from Your Middle East, where our contributors across the Middle East and North Africa guide us through the favourite part of their city.There's a charm about Zamalek – the island – in the middle of the chaos that is Cairo. Even with all the usual 'big crowds, loud noise' syndrome that's become synonymous with Egypt's capital, there's a bohemian feel to this part of town which over time has become a melting pot of people from all

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Lebanon-The Switzerland of the Middle East

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Lebanon-The Switzerland of the Middle East

Skiing is a popular sport and holiday activity in Lebanon. During the winter season, the mountain resorts are not just attracting Lebanese residents, but also visitors from other parts of the Middle East.Each resort in Lebanon has a different flavor, but Faraya Mzaar (Kfardebian) – the biggest ski area in the Middle East – is a favorite among many, offering good infrastructure and facilities for both tourists and locals, no matter the age. Other popular resorts – the country has six …

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Developing Green Technology in MENA

February 7, 2011 4:19 am0 comments
Developing Green Technology in MENA

By: Sherief Ahmed The oil rich region of the Middle East is on its way to becoming a trendsetter for establishing projects and developing state of the art facilities that are environmentally friendly.  Various initiatives are already underway and cutting edge methods are simply impressive.  Oil rich nations that are […]

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The Green Mosque

November 2, 2010 5:10 pm0 comments
The Green Mosque

By: Maryam Eskandari Last week, the Chicago based nonprofit organization, Faith in Place, announced its winner for “Building: Problem or Solution?” competition. 26 design firms, representing 11 states, and six countries participated. Of which, the winner for this year was a team of four young Muslims, from Pasadena, California whose […]

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Ibrahim Talks About Our Green Deen

October 21, 2010 7:18 pm0 comments
Ibrahim Talks About Our Green Deen

  Linebacker, radio talk show personality, blogger, community leader, and now published author, Ibrahim Abdul Matin breaks down exactly what Islam teaches us about the environment.  Green Deen is the first book of its kind that shows how the tenants of Islam support environmentalism.  More importantly, it’s bridging the gap […]

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A New Type of Green for the Middle East

November 5, 2009 11:53 pm0 comments
A New Type of Green for the Middle East

  Sara Elghobashy When people in the Middle East think green, they probably think money. But now that “going green” for the environment has become the hip thing to do (and the Middle East is all about staying hip), the region is buzzing with new projects that aim to reduce […]

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