Hello, Lebanon. It’s me, your friendly Green Patriot. It’s no secret that we as Lebanese have a nasty tendency to litter. Not only is this disrespect to our land, but it’s unhealthy and bad for the environment. I’ve gone over the effects of littering repeatedly on this blog, so there is no need to do it yet again. Instead, I have good news to report.

A new initiative has started, called “Ana Ma Bkebb” in Lebanon. Translated into English, it means “I don’t throw” (meaning: I don’t litter). This is a campaign against the widespread pollution in our country. Indeed, they have come up with their own logo, displayed below:

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You may have seen this logo on car stickers. This is to raise awareness about the fact that there is far too much pollution and littering in our country. With more awareness, hopefully more people will take heed.  For more information on the campaign, please follow this link: http://www.causes.com/causes/537801-ana-ma-bkebb/about

My fellow Lebanese, let us treat our country with the respect that it deserves. We’ve ravaged it through war, political unrest, pollution, illegal activity, and blatant disrespect our fellow countrymen. Let us try to combat it in a way that is both simple and effective. Let us stop littering. We can do it, Lebanon!!

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