EA1 was launched in 2019, weeks after the start of Lebanon’s popular uprising. Between festive solidarity and violent insurrection, many found themselves craving tangible avenues for change. Over 500 people responded to EA’s launch, wanting to start with their own communities. 10 communities joined and poured their hearts into solving local environmental issues in transformative ways. They didn’t stop despite the economic collapse, the world’s largest non-nuclear blast, and the COVID19 pandemic.