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Clean Shores: Environmental Campaign Kicks Off in Cairo and Aswan

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CleanShores‘ is the newest awareness campaign launched by the Youth Love Egypt foundation, the campaign kicked off in both Cairo and Aswan with the aim of spreading awareness among university students on environmental issues.

So far, the campaign has been carried out at Faculty of Pharmacy at Misr University for Science and Technology (MUST) in Cairo, and at Rawdat el-Salam School in Aswan.

The campaign saw positive engagement from students and faculty members, in Aswan for instance, a total of 23 school students, four supervisors and five members of the foundation participated in the campaign.

“Children’s participation in cleaning some areas overlooking the Nile River in Aswan was organized and followed-up by members of the campaign and supervisors,” Coordinator of the campaign Ayat Saad said.

The campaign was first launched last April with the aim of banning plastic use in North Africa, it saw the participation of institutions from several countries including, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria and Egypt.

The campaign covered different governorates in Egypt which included, Cairo, Giza and Qalyubia, Damietta, Port Said, Ismailia, Red Sea, Assiut, Luxor and Aswan.

The campaign then was granted media sponsorship from the United Nations Information Center in Cairo and the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

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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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