Hello, Lebanon. It’s me, your friendly Green Patriot. If you watch T.V., then I’m sure that you are familiar with the ads posted by Byblos Bank, indicating that 0.002% of our land is populated by cedar trees–our national symbol. In the past, there were ads about car-caused air and noise pollution. These are examples of corporate responsibility–businesses participating in community concerns and spreading awareness about them.

What this should indicate to us is that ours is a shared political space. The effects of corporate responsibility are widespread. Firstly, spreading awareness is more immediate. Secondly, citizens are able to participate in eco-friendly business initiatives, and support eco-friendly companies. We are able to respond to them, and engage in social causes. The positive ripple effect of corporate responsibility is large, and those who engage in it should be rewarded. 

If you own a small business, or are able to effect positive change in such a fashion, please do so. You will be serving your country, and winning over customers who approve of your initiative. Let us each do what we can to improve our socio-environmental scene!