On today’s episode of Helwi El Hayet we hosted president of the Lebanese Association Green Globe Samir Skaf talking about winning the silver International Green Award 2012.
Launched in 2006 to critical acclaim, the International Green Awards™ were set up to recognize true global sustainability exemplars that have been innovative and creative in pursuing the sustainability imperative. Over the past 7 years, the awards have enhanced their brand presence and now boast of an audience that includes global companies, governments and charities.
Lebanese NGO “Green Globe” was nominated in the category of the Most Sustainable NGO in the world and won the silver place. Green Globe was chosen after the huge work the Lebanese NGO has done in raising awareness and because of the success of the Green Globe Festival 2012. Green Globe was nominated with four other NGOs; two from the UK, one from the USA, and one from Indonesia. Green Globe, as a Lebanese NGO, is the only nominee from the Arab countries and from the Middle East.
Who is Green Globe?
Green Globe a Lebanese NGO; an official nominee
Green Globe was founded in Lebanon on the 28th of February 2000 as an independent non-governmental and non-profit organization (NGO).
Green Globe’s main objective in Lebanon and the MENA region is to work for a green globe in the fields of:
1- Environment, climate change and renewable energy
2- Sustainable development, agriculture and cultural heritage
3- Human rights, women and children rights
4- Fighting hunger, pain and injustice
5- Peace and democracy
Green Globe’s Achievements
Green Globe has succeeded in raising awareness of 5,000 Lebanese school and university students through lectures and activities all over Lebanon. The organization has provided guidance on capacity building in the environment for 150 trainers and professors across Lebanon, including trainers for the Ministry of Education, capacity building in leadership, advocacy, environment, sustainable development, communication and social media for 130 young Lebanese University students in Beqaa and South Lebanon, participation to 50 national and international seminars and workshops and report about environment in Lebanon in addition to forestation in different Lebanese regions.
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