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Wakrah beach clean-up drive scheduled for Thursday

February 25, 2015 |

Looking for something to do this Thursday? How about you help clean and preserve one of Qatar’s beaches?

As part of the third edition of the Waste Free Environment (WFE) regional campaign initiated by the Gulf Petrochemical and Chemicals Association … Read More

Turtle hatching season begins; join the group of turtle watchers this Saturday

June 26, 2014 |

[Pic courtesy: Neil McBride, Qatar Turtlewatch group]

Ever watched turtles hatch? Perhaps on Animal Planet. But here’s a chance to watch this beautiful spectacle live in Qatar.

Neil McBride, a Qatar resident, has started the Qatar Turtlewatch group … Read More

QGBC to run second edition of No Paper Day campaign on April 3; paper consumption reduced by 73% in 2013

March 30, 2014 |

The Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) has announced its second year of the No Paper Day campaign to be held on April 3, 2014. This annual campaign aims to heighten awareness about environmental sustainability among organisations by reducing paper consumption. … Read More

[UPDATED] Only 20 registrations received for conservation competition; Karhamaa extends deadline to March 9

February 20, 2014 |

Only 20 companies have registered for the 2014 edition of Kahramaa’s Conserving Building Competition, so far.

Registrations for the second edition of the competition opened on February 3. Speaking to JustHere, Kahramaa officials said they had received 20 valid applications, … Read More

NUQ students launch ‘Qatarvironment’ website to investigate the country’s environmental issues

February 16, 2014 | | One Comment

Qatar has the highest carbon emissions per capita in the world, about 40.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide per person, according to World Bank estimates.

In order to understand the initiatives that the government is undertaking to lower that number, a … Read More

Spot a bird? Here’s an app that’ll help you identify it

December 11, 2013 |

How quickly can you name a bird you see in your garden or a plant in the desert? And what’s that flock of birds flying in a V-formation in the evening skies? A new app, Qatar e-Nature, hopes to fill … Read More

Messaid: Camping on a bed of garbage

November 22, 2013 |

Last Friday, long-time Doha resident Tracy Glenn went camping near sealine, at the foot of the dunes. She came back with some stunning images. “Our next generation will be camping on a bed of garbage,” says Glenn.

“This beautiful sandy … Read More

Qatar ranked 149 out of 151 countries in Happy Planet Index; Ecological footprint weighs it down

September 30, 2013 | | One Comment

Qatar has the worst ecological footprint in the world, and is ranked third worst in the Happy Planet Index (HPI), above only Botswana and Chad.

The HPI is calculated based on three factors: Experienced well-being, life expectancy and ecological footprint. … Read More

It’s Earth Day today. Are you doing your bit?

April 22, 2013 |

Official sources from Kahramaa have shared the following figures that tell you where Qatar stands in terms of conservation, and the solution for each.

  • Consumption of water and electricity in Qatar is the highest in the world.

Per … Read More

Count the paper you use

April 3, 2013 | | One Comment

It’s No Paper Day tomorrow. This initiative by Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) is aimed at fostering a culture of reducing paper consumption on a daily basis.

All that you and/or your company has to do is: ·      Record the … Read More

60 minutes of darkness

March 22, 2013 |

Earth Hour is back. Be ready to turn off the lights from 8.30pm-9.30 pm on March 23. Here’s how you can observe it this year. [boxify cols_use =”1″ cols =”2″ position =”right” order =”none” box_spacing =”10″ padding =”10″ … Read More

Aesthetics Trumps Conservation?

January 10, 2013 |

If Qatar aims to reduce its carbon footprint by 2030, why do empty offices have their lights on at night? JustHere finds out.

A multitude of skyscrapers on one side and on the other, the sunlight reflects off the Arabian … Read More