Under the patronage of the Municipality of Beirut, and in collaboration with the United Nations Information Centre in Beirut (UNIC Beirut), Junior Chamber International- Lebanon is launching the second phase of “I Green Beirut” initiative on Sunday 3 February at 4 PM at Jewelry Street, Beirut Souks.
“I Green Beirut” is a green initiative created in 2017 by JCI Lebanon with the purpose of making Beirut city healthy again by increasing environmental awareness among the society and increasing green spaces all around.
The event is a culmination of the first green landscape and art competition in Beirut, launched earlier in August this year by JCI Lebanon. A jury panel, consisting of professional architects, environmental engineers and university professors will choose the winners of the three categories of the competition: Artistic landscape, landscape for professionals and landscape for students. The work of the participants will be showcased to the public and the event will be attended by representatives from Beirut municipality and UNIC Beirut. The competition is a call for creative design and artistic solutions that help in the development of Beirut’s public spaces. Design participants have to design functional and sustainable landscape that cater for the needs of Beirut’s citizens. Also, art participants have to express the needs of Beirut’s citizens through an art piece.
The first event took place on November 4, 2017 in Beirut Souks where around 250 people, including families and children, engaged in environmental knowledge-based activities, planting sessions and other recreational activities throughout the day.
Junior Chamber International (JCI) is a nonprofit organization of 200,000 young men and women who are active in the community and dedicated to positive change. To date, JCI has implemented more than 5,000 projects in 120 countries with the aim of providing solutions to local problems in order to create a sustainable global impact.
UNIC Beirut is inviting all media institutions to cover the event in view of the important role environment plays in achieving sustainable development.