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Trash mountains in the Land of the CEDARS? it will be soon called the land of Trash = Lebanon.

Air pollution, Water pollution, Visual Pollution…. did I forget anything?

Trash that is not recycled, trash that covers the roads we take daily to work, to school, to university and now to Hospitals.

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Trash mountain on road and Pedestrian passage, and some restaurants in Jal el Dib… Sahtein! 

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Beautiful Lebanon and landfill of Trash!

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Welcome all to Jal El Dib ! 

Refuse, reduce, reuse and recycle is the Zero Waste strategy that each Citizen from 1 to 90 years old can execute:

less plastic

less bags

less paper and cartons

reuse and recycle!!!

as for Our problem with trash… As a pregnant women I am now confined home as I am according to my doctor very very sick!

Thanks Trash burners in Antelias and Jal-El-Dib, xoxo!

I love you, as well as all sick children , sick moms, sick ladies, sick elders!

we love to take Antibiotics in Lebanon, as well as hystamed and other allergies medicines!

Money is poured in Lebanon regarding development: I think finding pro-active solutions with all MUNICIPALITIES AND LOCAL COLLECTIVITY is a MUST!

IT TOUCHES All kind of beneficiaries …. here you go donors, you might actually do effective Change!!! and Serve many!

best

a mad Sick pregnant Mom again!

Rita Chemaly

 

 

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here is an overview from the "safe" street... all the buildings are populated by people, with children and not offices...

here is an overview from the “safe” street… all the buildings are populated by people, with children and not offices…

the generator electrical system is covered by a small piece of glass :-( safety??

the generator electrical system is covered by a small piece of glass 😦 safety??


Danger in Lebanese neighberhood

Danger in Lebanese neighberhood

 DANGEROUS ELECTRICAL WIRES IN LEBANESE STREETS

DANGEROUS ELECTRICAL WIRES IN LEBANESE STREETS

Have you ever walked in the lebanese streets?

my husband and I wanted to visit his cousin, and the neighberhood was scary! children were playing in the streets with electrical wires Everywhere!!!!!!

Can the state do something? I know that we need Moteur ( generator) I know that we need internet ( the cable) I know that we need TV channels ( the cable) but this is Scary !! Is there another option? seing the wires hanging from building to building, and from balcony to balcony is Horrific!!! this is Dangerous and it is the Entire responsibility of the Municipalities ( to create underground channels for all those electrical wires)! Municipalities, create some underground system! Use those newly diplomed engineers from the Lebanese universities to create a SAFER environment for Elder and Children!

first it is ugly! Secund it is VERY VERY DANGEROUS!!!!

Rita Chemaly

 

 

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le numéro 9 de la publication du ministère de l’économie et du commerce est sorti!

a vous un synopsis de toutes les campagnes qui avisent le consommateur de ses droits….

des astuces pour reconnaître les viandes avariées, les tricheries : miel, lait liquide, café, sucre sel…..

toutes les astuces sont disponibles via le lien de la nouvelle publication

rita chemaly

http://www.economy.gov.lb/public/uploads/files/CPnewsletter/CPDe-newsletter9.pdf

صدور العدد التاسع من نشرة حماية المستهلك الإلكترونية (صيف 2012)
التاريخ: 27 آب 2012

 حرصاً من وزارة الإقتصاد والتجارة على شفافية عملها وسعياً لإتاحة المجال أمام المستهلك اللبناني للإطّلاع بشكل دوري على أحدث الإرشادات والنصائح التوعوية وعلى أنشطة الوزارة بوجه عام ومديرية حماية المستهلك بشكل خاص، قامت الوزارة بإصدار العدد التاسع (صيف 2012) من “نشرة حماية المستهلك” الالكترونية، المتوفر بشكل مجاني على الموقع الرسمي للوزارة  www.economy.gov.lb. تهدف هذه النشرة الى زيادة الوعي الثقافي فيما يتعلق بمفهوم حقوق وواجبات المستهلك والمحترف في لبنان، عبر التطرّق إلى جميع المواضيع التي تعالجها الوزارة ولا سيما هموم المستهلكين ومنها سلامة السلع وبالأخص موضوع الأمن الغذائي، الغش التجاري، محاربة التقليد والتزوير وغيرها من المواضيع. كما تشجع المستهلكين الى المطالبة بهذه الحقوق عبر تقديم الشكاوى على الخط الساخن 1739 التابع لمديرية حماية المستهلك، لأن الحماية الأمثل لا تستكمل دون التزام تام من المستهلك والتاجر على حدّ سواء بالأنماط السلوكية الصحيحة وبالقوانين والقرارات التي تدعو لها الوزارة للوصول إلى مجتمع أفضل.

وأبرز ما يتضمنه هذا العدد المقالات التالية:
الاستراتيجية الوطنية للأمن الغذائي“، بقلم معالي وزير الاقتصاد والتجارة الاستاذ نقولا نحاس؛
ضبط سلامة الغذاء: نظام تتبع ومهمات متكاملة بين الوزارات” ، مدير عام الاقتصاد والتجارة بالانابة م. فؤاد فليفل؛
خطة تفعيل العمل الرقابي داخل البلديات: نجاح مميّز ونتائج ملموسة للمستهلكين“، خبير الادارة والتسويق م. عماد يوسف؛
الغش في الغذاء: آفة حالية لمشكلة قديمة“، الخبير في العلوم الغذائية د. ايلي بو يزبك؛
التحضير للعام الدراسي 2012 -2013: مراقبة مبيعات الكتب والقرطاسية واللوازم المدرسية”، رئيس قسم الاسعار موسى كريم؛
مكتب مقاطعة إسرائيل: دوره وأهدافه“، الاستاذ هيثم البواب؛
تحديث وتطوير مركز تلقي الشكاوى 1739 من أجل خدمة أفضل للمستهلكين“، الخبير في المعلوماتية علي بيطار؛
ضبط تسعيرة مولدات الكهرباء“، الخبير الاقتصادي رازي وديع الحاج؛
اللحوم … نقاط سبع للتأكد من معيار جودتها“، الاخصائيتان في مراقبة سلامة الغذاء دانيا الخوري وماريز الشامي؛
عقد الترخيص باستعمال العلامة التجارية وآثاره الإيجابية في حماية المستهلك“، المراقب المساعد فادي علاء الدين؛
 
بالإضافة الى العديد من المقالات حول الانشطة التي قامت بها مديرية حماية المستهلك خلال فصلي الربيع والصيف.
للإطلاع على هذا العدد والأعداد السابقة أنقر على العنوان التالي:
كما ونتمنى عليكم المساعدة في إيصال هذه النشرة إلى أكبر عدد ممكن من المواطنين وذلك عبر إعادة توجيه هذه الرسالة إلى كل من يهمه الامر.
للراغبين بإرسال آرائهم أو باستلام أحدث نسخة من هذه النشرة على عنوانهم الإلكتروني الخاص فور نشرها، الرجاء توجيه رسائلكم إلى العنوان التاليcpdnews@economy.gov.lb

 

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How a women body is linked to a car sale?????!!!! or to excitement?????

our bodies shouldn’t be used as objects!! those are sacred things!!!

such adv is in my point of view crap…. and sexist!!! :-(( grrrr!!

rita

 

to read subject on the same matter…

Mazda billboard using woman’s body to sell more cars…..

 

 

Kherrberr.org Les “Must See” des Publicites sexistes

You can be Seduced by a Taouk…. or a warak arich on a women body

الاعلانات مش قصة اباحية Ton corps n’est pas un jeu entre leurs mains

Salons de Beaute pour ENFANTS! au Liban tout est travaille pour Arranger l’image de soi

 

When is Nudity in Advertising Sexist?

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chers et chères ,

n’hésitez pas a acquérir le nouveau spécial  2012 en ventes dans les librairies,

avec cette fois ci un dossier spécial sur la participation des ONGs au Garden Show.

Le rôle du CRTDA est souligne, la foule et l’activisme nous encouragent a dire Oui aux Droits des citoyens et Citoyennes!!!

droits des femmes les causes sociales font foule au garden show par RITA CHEMALY

L’article de Rita Chemaly a lire dans le Special en vente dans les Librairies, sur les causes sociales et le droit des femmes au Garden Show et Spring festival de Beyrouth

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Sunday was a great sunny day to go and have a walk in the mountains;

This is what I did with my professors coming from France to visit the “Green Lebanon”;

I decided to introduce them to one of our cedar forest, with trees that are estimated 2000 years old.

But Upon our arrival to Al Chouf Natural Cedars Reserve, of Ain Zhalta, we were like astonished by the trees magnificence, and shocked by the environmental crimes that happen there; ( like the one discovered in Jaj cedar Forest) ;

On the Entrance of the Al Chouf Natural Cedars Reserve of Ain Zhalta,  a huge billboard explains that according to the “law 532 it is forbidden, to Hunt, to Park, to cut trees, flowers, to light fires” ( see image taken)

The big billboard ends with the “Natural reserve is yours and for your kids, help us in protecting it”;

But what we have seen and taken in pictures, are groups barbecuing under the trees, parking their 4X4, German cars, Korean cars, under the trees, in the long road of Ain Zhalta reserve;

What shocked us more were, the Charcoal bags and rest of fires lit under the very difficulty conserved cedars! I forgot the rifle cartridges we saw on our path! is killing the animals and birds that live in this forest  a way to protect and conserve the environment and Biosphere?!

cartdridges under the cedars

 

Charcoal under the cedars

 

this was my first time in Ain Zhalta’s forest, we walked near the people picnicking, and passed several parked cars, on the side ways of the dusty road, under the trees for 15 minutes; on the way back we decided to visit the Barouk natural reserve, with its eternal snow…;

I usually love to visit the CEDARs of el Chouf reserve, usually I go to el Barouk reserve, the guardians there do not let any car enter without briefing them, and the signs are clear, the priority is for the wild life of the forest, cars should slow down for animal to pass, there is a place for cars to park, after that people need to walk ( by foot) in the forest;  No fire, no Barbecue ….

A visitor pays a fee that helps in developing the reserve, and can visit the forest with a guide ; ( the guide is very friendly, talks in Arabic,  English or French) , and knows the life of the forest and the cedars perfectly…. our guide explained how the cedars grow, how  their shape changes with time, ( 1000 years old tree are like the one we have on our Lebanese Flag); our forest are known for the Cedrus Libanis kind of cedars ( they smell divine) ;

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In El Barouk reserve under the sun, walls of snow still covers the trees, the sight is Beautiful, and very well conserved,

While going out of the reserve, visitors can buy honey( cedars honey!!) ….

I hope that the responsible s of the other forests and reserves will take a firm action against trespasses who do not respect the biosphere, and I hope  for the citizens and visitors of the forests to have more ethical behavior;

The Cedar Trees are something worth of protecting and not destroying, you need a picnic area, you can ask for it and it should be away from the valuable trees;

Rita Chemaly

for more information you can visit:

the fb page https://www.facebook.com/shoufcedar.org

the fb group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shoufcedar/

the website: http://www.shoufcedar.org/scr.asp

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Spring 2012 is witnessing a new revolution, a collective action that encourage local citizens to participate to a protest for the creation of a new Bridge in Jal-El-Dib METN after the dismantlement of the old bridge;

Arguments on the Facebook group are numerous, some are funny some are realistic, all are an expression of the people’s will to ask for a new bridge:

“After the illegal freezing of their private properties for more than 40 years in pursuit of a fictious expropriation scheme, they are blocking the entrance and the exit to the whole Metn region. This is a systematic act of killing the Metn region. We must resist!”

for me, the peaceful collective action that is organized by citizens to make their living conditions better is an expression of their sense of responsibility;

As in 2005 and the way people expressed themselves, the free peaceful expression and action by citizen can help people create networks for a better understanding of public issues and make pressure on officials;

As for me, and because I live in Jal-El-Dib, and used to use this bridge to get in and out of Jal-El-Dib, I think it is a must for the people responsible of our transportation and roads to make sure to replace the old bridge by a new one, or a tunnel, that will make our life easier;

Rita Chemaly

the last picture I like a lot:

 

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