Out of words! Outraged! Speechless! Hence, writing on this fine Friday Night of Eid.
While watching the news on tv showing the smoke emanating from the trash being burnt in the Litany river, I realized how absurd and ignorant half, if not, more of the Lebanese population is when it comes to trivial basic topics.
The garbage fiasco has turned this country into an ongoing mini-revolution for some time. Since our politicians are far from reaching an unanimous agreement on finding a solution to the piling of our waste on the roads, dumpsites as well as natural greenery, many NGOs have taken it onto their own hands on how to raise waste management awareness, encourage recycling and build specially catered companies to collect garbage from one’s home to a recycling headquarter.
This issue does not only affect us, Lebanese, living within the confinement of our borders. It also affects the 15Million expats living worldwide. The latter who has left his home town to secure a better future abroad, whether for short term or long term. The latter, who flies back to the Mediterranean for the holidays, visits friends and relatives and enjoy the sun, the beach, the winter and the ski resorts. The latter who is as outraged as the rest of us living in trash.
I have come across a very interesting campaign that has been launched online by two expats living in Montreal, Canada. Being away, these two young ambitious Lebanese, Frederic Sfeir and Evelyne Moussalem, have started a crow founding campaign so as to raise money in order to remove all the garbage from Lebanon in a friendly manner and raise awareness about recycling by financing many firms, start-ups and NGOs on the ground. Many Lebanese Organizations and municipalities will be benefiting from this campaign.
It is our duty, as Citizens of Lebanon, to set aside our differences and raise urgent awareness on this campaign.
Click on the following links to further read on the above mentioned campaign and how you can make a huge difference by contributing as little as 2$.
Let’s all bring our Beautiful Country Back to Life!!!