Sickness of Buildings – Causes, Risks and Solutions

Environment is not only important for its own sake, but also as a resource for healthier living conditions and well-being. Poor environmental quality and its current and future impact on human health is a significant concern worldwide. Air pollution causes significant health problems. In fact, knowledge about the links between health and air quality has considerably improved in the last few decades. According to a WHO report, more than 30% of new and renovated buildings worldwide may generate severe complaints related to indoor air quality. Here’s everything you need to know about sickness of buildings: What is Sick Building Syndrome? … Continue reading

النفايات البلاستيكية معضلة العصر

يبدو أن المجتمع الدولي قرر أن يتبني إستراتيجة موجهة لمكافحة التلوث البلاستيكي بعد أن وصل التلوث بالمواد البلاستيكية الى مستوى الخطر وصار معضلة عصرية يهدد النظام البيئي لكوكب الأرض، ذلك ما تشير إليه الشعارات المتلاحقة التي رفعتها المنظمات الإقليمية والدولية لتدفع بإتجاه صحوة الضمير العالمي، وتوحيد قوى العمل الدولي لبناء إستراتيجية عالمية لموجهة تصاعد خطر التلوث البلاستيكي، وتتمثل تلك الشعارات في الشعار الذي رفعته شبكة يوم الأرض العالمية «إنهاء التلوث البلاستيكي» ليكون عنوان لفعاليات «يوم الأرض العالمي» في 22 ابريل 2018، والشعار الذي رفعته المنظمة الإقليمية لحماية البيئة البحرية «المخلفات البلاستيكية خطر يهدد البيئة البحرية» عنوان لفعاليات يوم البيئة الإقليمي … Continue reading

The Environmental Impact of Airplane CO2 Emissions

Travelling has at this point become a crucial part of our lives. Nowadays, it has even become a habit that people travel at least once a year to some destination. They mostly prefer to either get there by plane, train, car or camping van. These means of transportation have undoubtedly come as a revolution to societies and needless to say, they have made our lives easier. However, their impact on the environment is also significant and should be discussed to raise the awareness of people globally. Ever since 1903 when the airplane was invented, traveling by plane has been one … Continue reading

How to Write a Paper About Saving the Environment

Today, writing a college paper on saving the environment is the task that sooner or later every student encounters on their academic journey. After all, taking into account the climate issues of the present day, writing a meaningful paper can serve as an effective tool used to raise awareness of global problems, advocate for change, as well as inspire others to take action to save the world and make it a better place. If you’re assigned the task of crafting the paper on protecting the environment, our tips and tricks given below will help you in the process of work. … Continue reading

How Indoor Plants Can Improve Air Quality and Sustainability

Indoor plants have recently exploded in popularity, and for good reason: they’re not just a stylish addition to any room but a natural air purifier that’s better for the planet, too. Bringing greenery into your home invites a host of benefits that go far beyond mere aesthetics – think fresher air, reduced stress, and an eco-friendly environment. With that said, here are five ways indoor plants can enhance air quality and support sustainability: 1. Natural Air Purifiers As clean as our homes or offices may be, the air could always use some purification, and this is what having indoor plants … Continue reading

Best Organic Fertilizers: Enrich Your Soil Naturally

Modern agriculture relies heavily on synthetic fertilizers to maintain high yields, but this comes at a cost. Unfortunately, a good chunk of the applied fertilizer isn’t even absorbed by crops. Instead, it leaches into the environment causing pollution. Thankfully, nature offers a variety of materials that we can use to strengthen plants and soil, minus the harmful chemicals with artificial ingredients. Keep reading to learn more about the best organic fertilizers and find out which one is the perfect match for your garden. What are Organic Fertilizers? Organic fertilizers are carbon-based natural substances that have been used by people for … Continue reading

7 Unique Eco-Friendly Gifts For Your Loved Ones

For environmentally-conscious individuals, buying gifts that will either harm the environment or go to waste is cringe-worthy. The waste from overdone wrapping paper, excess packaging, and ribbons or bows can be highly harmful to the environment if not correctly disposed of. By skipping the wrapping paper, avoiding single-use plastic, and reducing food waste, you can better take care of the environment. Buying gifts for family, friends, colleagues or significant others is how most people celebrate special occasions. This spirit of kindness and generosity makes those occasions even more special. When finding a unique gift for your loved ones, there are … Continue reading

Environmental Sustainability in Qatar: Perspectives

In recent years, the concept of environmental sustainability is slowly, but steadily, getting prominence, both in the public and private sectors in Qatar. Mounting environmental pressure has led to the development of new initiatives in several state-owned and private companies. As a major fossil exporter and one of the wealthiest countries, Qatar should do its fair share in reducing domestic greenhouse gas emissions and developing strong climate adaptation plans. Many companies are investing heavily in replacing old turbines, boilers, and furnaces, minimizing GHG and non-GHG emissions, and wastewater discharge. The new companies that were set up in last decade are adopting … Continue reading

منهاج النظام التربوي البيئي في المملكة العربية السعودية

تمت مناقشة المادة السادسة ضمن الإتفاقية الإطارية للأمم المتحدة بشأن تغير المناخ, و التي تُعنى بالتعليم البيئي و بالأمور المناخية ,في مؤتمر بون المناخي2013 و التحضيري لمؤتمر الأعضاء في نسخته التاسعة عشر ببولندا. تنص هذه المادة على نشر ثقافة التصدي لآثار التغييرات المناخية بين الشعوب عبر إدراج مواد مخصصة في المناهج التعليمية و إشراك الطلاب في إيجاد خطط و حلول للتعامل مع هذه العوامل المناخية. بالإضافة إلى ذلك يتم عقد ورشات عمل و ندوات لتنمية المعاهد و المدارس المعنية بهذا المفهوم من حيث تبادل الخبرات, و في تسهيل مهمة إيصال المعلومات و نشرها بين شرائح المجتمع. يقتصر دور التوعية البيئية … Continue reading

The Concept of Environmental Education

Unlike traditional forms of education, Environmental Education is a holistic, lifelong learning process directed at creating responsible individuals who explore and identify environmental issues, engage in problem solving, and take action effectively to improve the environment. As a result, individuals develop a deeper awareness and understanding of environmental issues and have effective skills to make informed and responsible decisions that lead to resolute the environmental challenges. Environmental Education is neither environmental advocacy nor environmental information; rather, Environmental Education is a varied and diverse field that focuses on the educational process that has to remain neutral by teaching individuals critical thinking … Continue reading

Business Waste Management – What Your Business Can Do Better

Have you ever wondered if your workplace has some policy regarding waste management that could be improved? Are you a business owner with the necessary awareness to manage a controlled environment where the production of waste is regulated or at least up to current standards? These are pretty valid questions in 2024, especially when corporate sensitivities are shifting to green initiatives and the adoption of energies due to the increasing requests of the world to regulate carbon emissions and save the planet. There are quite a few approaches to business waste management on corporate levels that can be adopted by … Continue reading

An Easy Guide to Green Camping

Camping is not only an outing and enjoyment but it also serve as a learning method of how to live close to the nature. Once we are enjoying the camping, we often forget and disregard the environment and mistreat it with our careless behavior. The Bahrain authorities, like previous years, have devised plans and programs and are creating awareness among the campers on safety and environmental concerns through media, notices, bill boards and banners. As per the rules, the campers are required to camp at least 150 meters away from any oil and gas fields and more than 50 meters … Continue reading