After returning to Kuwait I decided to immediately restart my training and exercise, as you see there were many cheat days in the U.K., well quite honestly I spent all the time there cheating, literally. So instead of going to Marina or Scientific Center walkway I decided to find a new and non-typical place. Simultaneously, I was told about this new Environment Friendly Park that was opened just recently at Yarmouk area so I headed there in the A.M. to check the concept and do my early morning warm up exercises before I hit the gym back, so two in one.
As I said in above line it’s located in Yarmouk area, block 2 just opposite to the Mosque. There was a signboard near the entrance stating that this is a first of it’s kind park in Kuwait and was made by Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (AKA KISR). The idea of this park is quite interesting where everything inside it was made of recycled and waste material produced by Yarmouk area, they say over 12 ton of waste such as tyres, hoses, plastic, bottle, glass, paper and even electronic boards and chips were used to fabricate seats, fountains, monuments, kids swing…etc. Simply brilliant!
I was walking around the park and saw creative concepts, I’m loving the idea big time because this is exactly what we need in Kuwait to help preserve our suffering environment, I recall I read somewhere that Kuwait is classified as one of the top waste-producing countries in the world, let alone the tyre fires at Amghara junk yard every now and then. I dream that one day soon Kuwait begins to have real development toward recycling domestic and consumers waste materials. The sad part is that I observed there were acts of vandalism in the park, some the stuff were damaged on purpose even though it was just opened! WTH with these retarded people can’t they just stand to not damage public property?
Our blog friend Abdulaziz who happens to live in Bayan particularly block 3 sent us photos for trees cut down near Bayan Palace, he says the large pleasant green landscape has now turned into a bleak unsightly semi-desert. I’ve witnessed similar thing several times at several locations in Kuwait and I don’t yet have a clue why they do that? I thought we wanted a green Kuwait, so much for all those support-greenery campaigns, they could at least have tried to transfer the trees to other locations.
I read this new report from Kuwait Environment Public Authority (K-EPA) that Kuwait consumes over 6.5 Billion plastic bags per year, that’s like 179,000 bag per day! I think the Co-op’s hold the major responsibility for the abuse of these plastic bags that can harm not only the environment but also our health, I wonder if there’s an alternative, maybe a bio-degradable bags or recycled ones? at least they must be environment friendly.
I recall when ever I’m in Europe, I rarely see super markets providing bags and they even charge for them, this encourages people to re-use them instead dumping them and use new ones everytime they go for grocery.
I always see vehicles emitting large amount of polluting gases and fumes in Kuwait streets yet they are never impounded! How come such vehicles that clearly have problems in their engines are allowed to pass the technical inspection when renewing registration? They make our suffering environment condition even worse.
A friend of mine who works in Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC) told me that they have launched a new campaign called “Green Fence of Kuwait” in which they will plant half million trees at the frontiers of Kuwait borders, they started at Nuwaiseeb check-point and they will use advanced irrigation system for watering the trees, awesome.
The campaign will extend for 8 years and the result will be a 400 KM’s long tree line around Kuwait borders, I have been waiting for this initiative for years, I’m glad they finally did it.
I read a report that the new Sahoud tower in Salmiya will be the first environmental-friendly building in whole Kuwait and Middle East, they say they will use special building materials which will help clean the surrounding air from toxic gases from car exhausts and other pollutants, and this will be equivalent to 1040 trees.
I’m loving the idea big time, smart and green buildings is what we should aim for and not just good looking architectural designs. Al Sahoud tower will be a shopping mall plus an entertainment center.
My friend spotted a windmill that was installed at Kuwait Environment Protection Society in Shuweikh for power production, I contacted them and they said they will soon fix 17 windmills over Kuwait, great!
The windmill can generate about 3000 watts in 24 hours and can store the energy for later usage, this is great for Kuwaiti environment. I recall a project to use windmills in Kuwait but not sure if they are still on-track.
On this day, April the 22th, let’s celebrate our Earth day and think long and hard on how to save it. There are plenty of simple everyday things that one could do to help save the earth.
Think green fellas: Plant a tree, Promote the re-use idea with your family and friends, use low-energy light bulbs for your home, buy the biodegradable products when possible, never trash batteries, support recycling concept.
Let’s join our hands and make a difference !
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We attended the on-going “Environmental Awareness Exposition” at Marina Mall bridge. We at Banana Q8 blog embrace the environmental cause & we will always do our best to raise the public awareness toward saving our environment.
The exposition is organized by Kuwait Environment Public Authority (K-EPA) & was opened by Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad.
There were companies (both governmental & private) that joined the exhibition with ideas & projects that will help save the environment, its great to see that companies are turning green & not just care about the profits.
There were several environmental projects that I really liked such as using SOLAR energy, Windmills, waste water treatment, using of Bio-degradable materials, recycling & re-use for many day to day items.
Though I wished if more companies were participating There were also group of voluntary Kuwaitis that run a creative campaign called “CHANGE” & they are doing really fantastic job to raise the awareness toward Kuwaiti environment.
I had a little chit-chat with them & I was really impressed, can you imagine that they are not even sponsored but yet have done amazing things.