30/09/2022

Lebanon’s dwindling rain leaves farmers struggling for water

Harf Beit Hasna (part of EA Cycle 2) is facing severe water scarcity issues which are getting worse due to climate change. The Associated Press News talked to residents about their resilience and adaptation strategies, and what is needed for the future.

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30/09/2022

Lebanon's environment cannot afford to take many more hits

Op-ed by EA co-founder Dr. Najat Saliba, delineating the connections between Lebanon's collapse and environmental degradation, and the hope she sees within grassroots citizen movements.

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13/09/2022

In parts of Mideast, power generators spew toxic fumes 24/7

Environment Academy co-founders Dr. Najat Saliba and Sammy Kayed talk to the Associated Press News about the dire state of air pollution in Lebanon due to diesel emissions from generators.

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05/06/2022

Place-Born Resistance and Action in Lebanon

Op-ed by EA co-founder Sammy Kayed for UMichigan NCID's "Environmental Racism and Justice" series, revealing how citizens in Lebanon undergoing grave collapse are mobilizing from the ground up to reimagine the future in their community & country.

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11/04/2022

A grass-roots science movement to rebuild Lebanon

Nature magazine talked with EA co-founder Dr. Najat Saliba in Btekhnay (part of EA2) about how academia connecting with communities serves real-world change.

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18/03/2022

Environment Academy - LBCI Lebanon (video)

On March 18th, 2022, Environment Academy's co-founders Dr. Najat A. Saliba and Sammy Kayed appeared on LBCI's The Researcher to speak about the motivations and goals behind the movement.

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05/03/2022

In Lebanon, a researcher is redefining the concept of empowerment and sustainability

UN Women interviewed EA co-founder Dr. Najat Saliba and EA Core Staff about community-born action and decentralized environmental governance.

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09/11/2021

Research Brief: Defenders of our Planet: Resilience in the Face of Restrictions

A 28-page report by civil society non-profit Civicus featured a case study on Environment Academy discussing the successes and challenges of environmental justice work in Lebanon, and how uplifting community interests and local voices helps us create solutions.

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24/05/2021

BBC - Lebanon’s Water Crisis (video)

BBC talked to Btebyet local team leader Sally Souweid about her team's initiative, as part of EA Cycle 1, to reimagine the village's solid waste management, for the protection of precious water resources.

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19/05/2021

Lebanon low on clean water (video)

TRT World investigated the clean water crisis in Lebanon and spoke with EA co-founder Sammy Kayed about why foreign aid is not the panacea solution to the country's water issues.

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