Greenish: Meet the Eco-Warriors Fighting for a Better Middle East

Greenish: Meet the Eco-Warriors Fighting for a Better Middle East

  Egypt doesn’t exactly have the reputation of being environmentally-friendly, but fortunately for us, more and more social enterprises have been trying to change that. In this article, we’ve decided to shed light on Greenish, the organization that has been leading the eco-vanguard to fight for a better and more sustainable future in Egypt and […]

In the UAE, You Can Now Exchange Your Garbage for Food

In the UAE, You Can Now Exchange Your Garbage for Food

by Farah Andil

If you’re a Dubai resident, we have good news for you. You can now exchange your plastic bottles and aluminum cans, for bags filled with packaged food and juice.   Dubai Municipality’s Waste Management Department launched an initiative to raise awareness about recycling and waste reduction, and is rewarding those who participate. Under the slogan “Recover […]

Dubai Just Turned This Bridge into a Work of Art

Dubai Just Turned This Bridge into a Work of Art

Dubai once again has decided to one up itself by being prettier than it already is.     Property developer Nakheel has joined forces with government-run, Brand Dubai, to up the game of this Dubai bridge in Palm Jumeirah. How, you say? By making it look like a forest.     “Brand Dubai is yet […]

Shocking Study Reveals Dubai Has More Air Pollution than Cairo

Shocking Study Reveals Dubai Has More Air Pollution than Cairo

The World Bank’s annual report on global environmental indicators, The Little Green Data Book, was released last week revealing some shocking data. Miraculously, our beloved Egypt didn’t top the global air pollution rankings. And it wasn’t China or India, either. Surprisingly, it was the United Arab Emirates. The report measured miniscule airborne pollutants smaller than […]

Are You Using Toxic Plastic Products?

Are You Using Toxic Plastic Products?

Almost everyone I know, including myself, has never bothered to look up the meaning of those small triangular recycling symbols you find on the underside of plastics. Coming across a TV show tackling the hazards of plastics was a turning point in my daily choices. It is about time we all learn about the possible […]

10 Animals Threatened by ISIS

10 Animals Threatened by ISIS

With ISIS wreaking havoc in the Middle East this past year, global media has focused primarily on the human element of the conflict, largely ignoring the – often devastating – toll that war leaves on the local environment and vital ecosystems. What about the indigenous animals? Why does no one care? Yeah, we all heard […]

Q&A: Laila Iskander, Egypt’s New Minister of Urban Renewal and Informal Settlements

Q&A: Laila Iskander, Egypt’s New Minister of Urban Renewal and Informal Settlements

At AIESEC’s recent Egypt Youth to Business Conference, we got the chance to catch the dynamic Laila Iskander for a quick chat. A champion of the people’s right to a basic, dignified livelihood, Iskander has an award-winning background in development. After a cabinet reshuffle following Sisi’s ascension to the presidency (and her outspokenness against Egypt’s […]

Just the Facts: 5 Things You Need to Know about Egypt’s Coal Debate

Just the Facts: 5 Things You Need to Know about Egypt’s Coal Debate

Burning coal is one of the most harmful practices to people’s health and environment, yet in April, Egypt’s government approved using coal as a source of energy in the industrial sector, especially cement factories, in efforts to meet a natural gas shortage.   Burning coal is expected to cause health problems for Egyptians after 30 […]

7 Simple Things You Can Do To Save the Earth

7 Simple Things You Can Do To Save the Earth

With #Earthday2014 well underway, here are some easy things you can do to help save the planet:   1. Unplug any appliances you’re not using It sounds very simple but it’s something we all forget to do. Some appliances, with their timers and start-up features, are constantly consuming small amounts of electricity when they’re left […]

5 Harsh Realities You Should Know about the State of the Earth

5 Harsh Realities You Should Know about the State of the Earth

As humans we are not alone on this planet and we do not own Earth, yet we have trouble leaving enough resources for other species. I’m not a socialist but the exploitation of the planet by the bourgeoisie in this world is obvious. As Fredrick Engels clearly stated in his book The Condition of the Working […]