Ecotourism: Outlook for Jordan

Ecotourism in Jordan is witnessing a multi-dimensional evolution from pure economic opportunities to a wider industry that embraces environmental and community-based development as core elements. Responding to the local, regional and international traveler’s preference, ecotourism provides a perfect platform for responsible sustainable businesses to utilize green investment and community empowerment in creating niche services and […]

Nha Trang: A Hidden Pearl in the Beautiful Sea of Vietnam for Honeymoon Couples

Finally! You have found your soulmate. Congratulations on finding your lifetime best friend and a permanent roomie. You might be ready with a beautiful wedding gown, the venue, tempting wedding party menu, list of guests, an expert wedding photographer, but what about the most important thing? Yes, the most deserved and required honeymoon travel break. […]

Nature-Based Learning – A True and New Concept

When we talk about a child’s future, we plan the upbringing, education and the learning requirements. Developmental learning is when you inculcate processes that will help the child grow in the course of getting the education. It is not the traditional form of primary or secondary education but a different approach altogether. Nature-based learning is […]

The Climate Change Quiz

The defining issue of our time is Climate Change. The Earth’s climate has changed throughout history. Advanced technologies have enabled researchers and scientists to see the big picture as they are collecting different types of information about our Mother Earth and the climate change on a global scale. Please take the Climate Change Quiz by clicking the […]

Reducing Carbon Footprint In Your Home

There is so much talk going on at the moment about carbon pollution, climate change and the necessity for all of us to do our part to protect the environment. The truth is that carbon pollution can lead to so many different problems like altered weather patterns or food insecurities. We can all do our […]

Unending Benefits of Indoor Plants in Your Home

We love plants because they make our home look more beautiful and it’s healthy being surrounded by them. While some choose to decorate a room with a plant or two, there are those who love making their house look like a real jungle. Indoor plants have many benefits, such as purifying the air, driving away […]

Seagrass: An Important Factor in Climate Change Mitigation

Seagrass, an aquatic plant, which is found on the seabed floor in shallow waters, is able to store carbon 35 times faster than tropical rainforests!!. But the bad news is that seagrass is seriously threatened by polluted waters and poor marine practices. Yet it is a critical ecosystem that provides ideal breeding grounds for small […]

8 Things You Can Do To Help The Environment Now

Being green doesn’t have to be hard – but sometimes it takes a bit of thought and the breaking of a few bad habits. Here are 8 ways you can start helping the environment right now. Don’t recycle everything We’re always told to recycle everything we can – but the truth is, over-zealous recycling can […]

Environmental Impacts Of Globalization

Globalization was meant to change the world– and it did. The founding idea of globalization is that no country should be restricted to their own borders; that the world is part of a large community rather than restricted to small countries. Globalization aimed to take borders down, to unite everyone, to make us all citizens […]

Waging Eco-Jihad for a Sustainable Future

There is an inseparable relation between the environment and our soul. Islamic teachings offer a completely integrated view of the Universe where human souls and the environment are all part of one living, conscious whole. The Holy Quran exhorts us to live a balanced, moderate and sustainable life without causing any harm to the Earth. […]

7 Ways to Gain Greater Appreciation for Mother Earth

It’s easy to feel disconnected from nature—our busy modern lives mean we live much of it indoors in front of screens, even if we have better intentions. But there are lots of ways that we can help ourselves and our children gain a greater appreciation for Mother Earth. Watch a documentary You’re already in front of […]

Top 10 Underrated Places in Colombia to Visit on a Date

Modern Colombia is almost unknown to tourists. Knowledge about this country is usually limited to the production of drugs and coffee. In fact, this is one of the most beautiful places in the world. There is a rich fauna that can surprise even the most sophisticated tourist. Many travelers underestimate Colombia and believe that there […]

Why Are Butterflies Important for the Environment?

Butterflies are largely known for their extraordinary beauty and unique transformations. However, did you know that they are also a very important part of our environment? You could argue that butterflies are just as important to our environment as bumble bees. Unfortunately, a lot of butterflies are under threat of extinction. So, what would happen […]

Ecotourism Attractions in America That You Can Visit Today

People spend more time on things that benefit them, right? After all, that’s the basic law of a market economy. And ecotourism is a lot like that, too. Namely, everybody benefits. That’s because the tourist has a wonderful time. And the business gains a healthy profit. Also, the local population benefits from fair business practices. […]

6 Ways Climate Change is Affecting Outdoor Recreation

When it comes to the importance of climate change, we often give little attention to how it impacts our recreational time. How will the effects of global warming change what we do outdoors.? While the impacts of climate change on outdoor recreation are less pressing than others — such as property damage and food shortages […]

Talking Green: An Interview with Vandana Shiva

I met Vandana Shiva in the airport. When the automatic sliding doors at the arrivals gate revealed her luggage cart and her orange sari, I half expected a beam of light to illuminate her, such is the legend that surrounds her. Of course none did because Vandana Shiva is just a human being and not a saint. […]

Sacred Earth, Sacred Trust: Call for Acceleration of Climate Action

On June 12, six months after the Paris Climate Talks, faith communities globally will come together for a day of celebration of the earth and action on climate change called – Sacred Earth, Sacred Trust. More than 120 actions and events in 35 countries are currently planned including Green Iftars, Solidarity fasts, mobilisations, meditation sit-ins, […]

EcoMENA Wins Top International Award for Environmental Awareness

EcoMENA, a Qatari non-profit environmental organization, has won the National Energy Globe Award 2017, one of the most prestigious environmental prizes worldwide. The award is in recognition of the environmental awareness and conservation efforts initiated by EcoMENA through an innovative community-based knowledge dissemination project focussed on the entire MENA region. The award is presented by […]

Flora and Fauna in the Indian State of Bihar

India is a vast and diverse nation. Each state boasts of its unique features. As soon as you cross over to one state from another, you will notice a distinct change in all possible aspects. An experienced eye will be able to spot the differences between the facial features as well. Apart from this, the […]

Marine Litter, Plastics and Our Responsibility

Marine litter is a major environmental problem that is being faced around the world, especially by small island developing countries. The litter is generated due to fishing boats, trawlers and industries located near to the shores. Up to 80% of all marine litter in our oceans consist of plastic and from the land based activities […]

Should Your Cat Be Indoors or Outdoors?

Some say cats live more if they stay indoors. While another school of thought believes that it is unethical to restrict cat indoors as they deserve the freedom to roam, hunt, and enjoy their life in an outside world. As a matter of fact, indoor cats can reach a ripe old age of 18 whereas […]

Why Ocean Acidification Matters

There is a forlorn hope that spraying 7 billion tonnes per year of fossil carbon (in the form of carbon dioxide) from the combustion of coal, oil and gas into the atmosphere will have little impact on the chemical structure of the atmosphere and the oceans. Sadly, this is not the case. Since the industrial […]

10 Most Amazing Eco-friendly Experiences Around the World

It is important to learn how to reduce your environmental impact while you discover new places in an amazing way. The following are the 10 most amazing eco-friendly travel experiences all around the world: 1. The Game Watchers’ Safari in Africa There is no better way to be co-friendly more than staying close to the […]

The Quest for Climate Justice

Climate change represents a real threat to human rights. It should be treated seriously to prevent the breakdown the biodiversity harmony of the planet and well-being of the people. Climate justice holds paramount importance in order to safeguard the health and livelihoods of most vulnerable communities. Despite the various contradictory stories concerning the real impact […]

India Ripple Academy Learning Lab: Empowering Women for Environmental Protection

India Ripple Academy Learning Lab is a 3-day workshop about the power of women leaders to transform environmental crises into solutions. The India Ripple Academy Learning Lab offers a unique forum for discussion, training, and celebration with grassroots women leaders who are protecting our earth and empowering communities. India Ripple Academy Learning Lab Our goal […]

Conserving and Protecting Green Spaces in UAE

Water conservation is an issue which should concern us all, especially here in the United Arab Emirates, and it’s not one to be taken lightly. We all enjoy being surrounded by green and pleasant landscapes, but is our obsession with green spaces to a decline in drinking water in the UAE? Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) […]

A Glance at EEG Cleanup Campaign 2018

The amount of waste produced each year is increasing due to which the demand for efficient waste management is rising. Approximately UAE produces 29 million tons of waste each year. Although the government has various municipalities to deal with it, a vast amount of waste continues to accumulate in the UAE deserts. This mainly is […]

The Top Three Reasons Why We Are Failing To Take Care Of The Planet

Aside from a select few, it’s safe to say that most people are aware of the importance of being eco-friendly. The global warming and renewable energy crisis is already starting to hit hard, and the issue has been well-publicized in the media as of late. But even with this knowledge, many of us still don’t […]

COP24: Expectations, Hopes and People’s Demands

The world will gather during 3 – 14 December 2018 in the beautiful Polish city of Katowice to discuss climate change at COP24. COP refers to the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Last year, at COP23, the dialogue was renamed Talanoa Dialogue. The goal remains the […]

Building in Sensitive Natural Environments

In areas of great natural beauty and with delicate ecosystems and sensitive environments, special care has to be taken in the construction of any required structures – and this often poses a challenge for engineers and developers. But with the right technology, forethought and consideration, it can be done! Here are some shining examples of […]

7 of the Most Energy-Efficient Ways to Run your Garden

Your outdoor space, whether it’s a grassy yard or a well-maintained garden, is ‘green’ by definition. However, did you know that it may not be as ‘green’ as every gardener hopes it would be? If you notice that your utility bills seem to never go down especially in the summer, your precious garden may very […]

Interfaith Dialogue at Cairo Climate Talks

“Pollution and global warming pose an even greater threat than war,” stated Egypt’s German Ambassador H.E. Julius Georg Luy, as he opened the 41st round of Cairo Climate Talks on June 27, 2016. “And,” he added, “the fight to preserve the environment could be the most positive way of bringing humanity together.” Expressing a heartfelt […]

Consider These Environmental Camping Risks Before Getting Out Your Tent Poles

Camping is the reserve of the eco-conscious among us. Instead of booking into hotels which use masses of electricity, we head to campsites when we go away. It doesn’t take a genius to work out that sleeping under the stars is better for the environment. But, it would be naive to assume camping is without […]

Rooftop Gardens: Catalyst for Green Cities

Rooftop gardens, also known as green roofs, are vegetative green layer grown on a rooftop of buildings providing greenery, useful products, shade, acoustic benefits as well as remove heat from the air through evapo-transpiration, reducing temperatures of the roof surface and the surrounding air. On hot and humid summer days, the surface temperature of a […]

Synergies between Women and Environment

Women and the environment are closely interlinked, throughout history, different nations glorified women as powerful symbols of nature, and nature has always been given the female characteristics: care, reproduction and life-giving. However, women’s involvement in the preservation of the environment has seldom been recognized and documented in world history. One of the most significant phenomena in […]

Impacts of Imperiled Shark Populations

Shark species are increasingly becoming threatened because of commercial and recreational fishing pressures, the impact of non-shark fisheries on the seabed and shark prey species, and other habitat alterations such as damage and loss from coastal development and marine pollution. Rising demands for shark products has increased pressure on shark fisheries, but little monitoring or management occurs […]

Sea Turtles in Southeast Alaska

It is uncommon for sea turtles to range north of Oregon, but their appearance in Alaskan waters occurs often enough that they can’t be considered accidental visitors. Just how common an occurrence are sea turtles in Alaska? Between 1960 and 20017, records show 19 leatherbacks, 9 green, 2 Pacific Ridley’s, 2 loggerheads, and 2 unidentified […]

Penguins and Global Warming

The Antarctic Peninsula is among the region that is warming the fastest and the melting of its glaciers is contributing to global sea level rise. The rise in global temperature is threatening the existence of one of the most popular symbols of Antarctica – the penguin. The environmental conservation group WWF has warned that rising […]

Tips to Reduce Environmental Impact of Your Business

The thick and toxic smog that hangs over highly populated cities has been linked to dementia and causes thousands of premature deaths in the UK every year. It’s clearly a major issue that requires a lot of key players working together for a solution. Not least of these is the big, bad world of business, […]

Reinventing Business Cards: Environmental Perspectives

Each year 100 billion business cards are produced worldwide leading to the potential loss of approaching 6 million trees. Perhaps more shocking is the fact that within a week after receiving a business card, almost 90% of them are thrown away. Some of these cards will be recycled, but many will find their way into […]

How Pollution is Killing the Oceans

Since the beginning of time, the ocean has been regarded as boundless and untouchable by human activity. Because of its colossal size and depth, attempts at understanding the ocean are laden with difficulties. However, it has now become apparent that the ocean, despite its immense magnitude, can drastically be changed by daily activities of human […]

Be Sustainable: Turn Your Garden Into The Supermarket

If you’re trying to cut back on costs and live a more sustainable lifestyle, then you should be very proud of yourself. A lot of people talk about wanting to change the way they live their life, but not many people actually do anything about it. If you’d like to take the next step – […]

Going Greener In Your Everyday Life

The big concern of our lifetime is the environment. Everything else is mumbo-jumbo in comparison because, without a habitable world, nothing else can exist. Forget politics, economics, business, social structuring, anthropology; everything falls short in comparison to the importance of the environment. With billions of people now living on this earth, it is more important […]

Environmental Conservation in Islamic Teachings

Islam has a rich tradition of highlighting the importance of environmental conservation. According to basic Islamic teachings, the basic elements of nature – land, water, fire, forest, and light – belong to all living things, not just human beings. Islam integrates the concept of environmental conservation into the philosophy of life for every believer. By doing […]

Green Roofs – Catalyst for Sustainable Urbanism

Green roofs can provide a wide range of benefits to urban communities interested in enhancement and protection of their environment. Some of the most important merits of green roofs are reduction in energy use, decrease in air pollution, improved water quality, enhanced stormwater management and decreasing heat island effect. Stormwater Management According to a USEPA study, […]