The same planet just 34 years on, feels a little bit sad, right? The ocean is not blue anymore and the land is full of pollution. This is the world we live in and pollute.
Just like in other developed countries and developing countries, Beirut is a city of concrete, a city that is a stranger to green spaces, a city where sidewalks, like roads, have been carjacked, a city where dark smog looms daily. You’d figure, there’s more to rooftops than rooftop bars. The high levels of pollution cause a series of environmental problems.
Wassim Melki created a Wonder Forest project, just a couple of trees in a large fixed pot on each rooftop. As incentives to the urban population, the municipality can offer tax reductions or benefits to buildings that have a well maintained rooftop garden, and the gardening/plant companies could offer discounts and sponsorship, and later claim that they turned Beirut green.
It’s really a great project and we should try to do this together, for our health and for the Earth!
Read more on China’s blog