Beirut River Turns Red

People in Lebanon’s capital woke up to the following scene of the river that runs at the edge of the city:

Since we’re very close to lent, some people have gotten a new feel for religion and called this a miracle, à la Jesus turning water into wine.

Greenpeace, however, has decided to investigate the matter and has taken water samples from the water. Or it could be a consequence of snow melting, soil erosion, dust or any other natural consequence of the current weather.

Either way, I still have no clue why people call this a river.

AUB Greenpeace Club Unveils AUB Carpooling

As a former AUB student whose life was turned a living hell because of the transportation to and from uni, I have decided to throw my full support behind this idea, hoping it will be very helpful to someone who’s suffering today like I was a couple of years ago.

To make their plan successful, they will need our help in spreading the word. So go to this link and help them out. Share this post, share the link. Do what you have to do.

You need an AUB email to be able to login and register.

Not only will you be helping fellow students who are not “lucky” enough to have their own car, but you will also be helping in your own way in lessening the traffic around Beirut and that horrible parking situation at AUB’s lower campus.

What I hope this becomes is a national initiative of carpooling. God knows we need it. Good job AUB students. Again.

Greenpeace Lebanon’s Secret Mission: Blue Shield 011 – Mission #1 – The Video

As a follow-up to my initial post about the matter, which you can check here, Greenpeace Lebanon has unveiled the first in a series of videos in their secret mission, which is slowly taking form.

You can check out the video here:

It’s not too late to get aboard the mission’s ship. All you need to do is follow this link and register your email. You’ll be receiving secret material as soon as it becomes ready. Video #2 will be up and ready very soon, from another region in Lebanon, to slowly expose the horrors going on with our waters, beaches, etc…

Change in Lebanon starts with these small steps, such as being more active even if it’s simply online.


Greenpeace Lebanon Launches a Secret Mission: Blue Shield 2011

Starting November 29th, Greenpeace Lebanon is on a secret mission, one that requires the cooperation of every Lebanese citizen.

The details of the mission are, well, secret. But trust me, it’s highly interesting and you want to be part of this. You’ll be doing something for your country.

What to do?

Simply click here and sign up with your email address (phone number is optional).

Starting December 19th, you’ll know what you signed up for. You want to be in on this. Consider this as Greenpeace Leaks. Sign up now.