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Afforestation Campaign Launched With the Aim of Planting 1M Trees

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The Egyptian government has launched the first phase of the afforestation campaign with the aim of planting one million trees in public gardens nationwide.

This comes as an attempt to reduce air pollution and make up for the many trees that humans were responsible of cutting. Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad, said in the Cabinet meeting that the trees will be planted on an area of 2,700 feddans in public parks across Egypt.

The trees will be planted according to a certain criteria, the factors included in the criteria are for the trees to consume less water and be easy to maintain. Most importantly is for the trees to fight off the great amount of pollution in an attempt to resist climate change.

So far, the ministry of Environment established 34 forests over an area of 12,000 feddans in 17 governorates, that and a botanical garden in Sharm Sheikh City as well.

According to a statement released on Wednesday, 3,500 trees were planted in Shubra el-Kheima. 

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Tamer Hosny Breaks Guinness World Record in Abu Dhabi

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Our very own pop star Tamer Hosny performed last night at Abu Dhabi’s Marina Mall a song that he wrote in honor of the UAE’s year of tolerance. That’s not all, as the star got to break a Guinness World record at the mall with the help of his fans.

Up until Thursday, fans kept posting messages to the star with the hope that he would collect the most contributions ever made to a bulletin board and that way, break a new Guinness World Record. Which impressively, they managed to make it happen!

The Marina Mall shared a number of the messages that Hosny received, saying they had received “a lot of positive and many influential messages” for Hosny.

Last night was certainly Hosny’s night as he got to break the record for being the most inspirational and influential star in the world, it is also worth mentioning that he broke his own record with twice the number this year!

“My entry to Guinness World Record will be a historical victory for every Egyptian and Arab … my greatest joy is making history with my art.” The star said prior to his win.

Congratulations to the superstar, we couldn’t be any prouder of him!

 

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Egypt Jumps Up Four Places in the Climate Change Performance Index for 2019

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Minister of Environment Yasmin Fouad announced on Wednesday that Egypt has managed to jump four places in the Climate Change Performance Index for 2019 and now ranks the 24th place out of 57 evaluated countries.

The minster said in a press release that this progress is because of the many attributions that Egypt has adopted in addressing the effects of climate change, one of these attributions was participating in the presidential summit on climate change in Madrid.

Egypt has also received an invitation to join the COP25 climate change conference, which will take place in Madrid from December 2nd till the 13th.

According to a study by the Climate Change Performance Index 2019, Egypt successfully scored a total of 57.49 points, and Egypt is expected to continue this incredible progress through the promising plans and initiatives that will address the effects of climate change and hopefully help put an end to it.

 

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Mansour Mobilizes to Phase Out One-Use Plastic Bags

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The Mansour Group is proud to continue its environmentally friendly efforts by selling reusable, locally produced shopping bags at its Fresh Food Market stores.

The new waterproof eco-friendly bags are large, durable, and produced in partnership with the Degla Community Development Foundation, an organization that employs and empowers more than 65 skilled female bread earners.

Fresh Food Market is a premium retail gourmet chain and is part of the Metro Markets company owned by Mansour.

These efforts are a result of round-table discussions between Mansour, the Ministry of the Environment, and The Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe. The aim is to reduce Egypt’s reliance on plastic bags and move to safer alternatives.

Mansour’s environmental initiative aims to reduce reliance on plastic bags. They encourage their shoppers to buy locally produced bags instead of using plastic bags. They are also planning to implement these changes at all of their Metro and Kheir Zaman stores.

In 2015, they were able to reduce their overall annual electrical consumption by a third after converting all existing retail, factory, and building lights to efficient L.E.D. lighting. Such initiatives are part of Mansour’s broader environmental policies.

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