September Theme: TECHNOLOGY

by MaryBeth Stuenkel, Webmaster, SustainableQATAR Technology is part of our lives. And Qatar is at the forefront. In May 2018, Ooredoo Qatar was the first to launch 5G on a commercially available network globally, positioning Qatar to be ranked globally among the world’s top five 5G-leading countries. As residents of Qatar, we have embraced the … Continue reading September Theme: TECHNOLOGY

August Theme: FINANCE

by Katrin Scholz-Barth, President, SustainableQATAR Make Money Matter This month, we’ll tackle money – a truly global issue with consequences for Qatar and the planet, especially when current trends and future opportunities go unnoticed!  Reflecting on the 2008 financial crisis, many individuals and regular people lost their entire life-savings. Retirement and pensions funds were wiped … Continue reading August Theme: FINANCE

July Theme: FOOD

by Erica Ramorino, Social Media and Special Projects, SustainableQATAR We are what we eat! But do we act consciously enough to make the most of it? Who WANTS to be tired, fat, or die prematurely? Nobody! And yet, our eating habits suggest otherwise. This neglect comes at the cost of our personal health and the … Continue reading July Theme: FOOD

June Theme: HOLIDAYS

by Shiban Khan, Research and Katrin Scholz-Barth, President, SustainableQATAR As we look forward to the summer holidays and plan our vacations, SustainableQATAR has chosen Holidays as the June theme for our 52-weekly challenges. It is that time of the year again - when the hustle and bustle of life slows down and the long, quiet … Continue reading June Theme: HOLIDAYS


by Katrin Scholz-Barth, President, SustainableQATAR Ramadan Kareem from SustainableQATAR! Our May Blog and weekly challenges fully embrace the spirit of the Holy Month and focus on (household) fasting in every sense; reflecting on what’s possible if we come together and start a conversation with our neighbors, inspire and connect with each other to change the … Continue reading May Theme: CLOSE THE LOOP


by Katrin Scholz-Barth, President, SustainableQATAR Cities are human habitats that present themselves most characteristically through their architecture and public spaces. Less prominently, but just as importantly, cities are defined by their roads and infrastructure, influencing our opinions of them. Cities are all about connecting people, places, and spaces which make transportation and infrastructure essential lifelines. … Continue reading April Theme: TRANSPORTATION

March Theme: WATER

by Katrin Scholz-Barth, President, SustainableQatar In observation of World Water Day on March 22, SustainableQatar choose WATER as the theme for the month of March for our weekly challenges. Situated in a tropical desert, Qatar’s water resources are scarce. Do you know how much rain Qatar receives on average per year? Take a guess. So … Continue reading March Theme: WATER

The Power of One

by Katrin Scholz-Barth, President, SustainableQatar Our last blog talked about the Power of One. How can YOU take individual actions on the grassroots level to collectively address the biggest challenge of the 21st century – climate change? We call on you as innovators and social entrepreneurs to join us reach a new level of consciousness … Continue reading The Power of One

Re-Launch Inaugural Blog

by Katrin Scholz-Barth, President, SustainableQatar WELCOME (back) to SustainableQatar, your community that champions environmental sustainability through personal actions. We are excited to (re) launch on Qatar National Environment Day, February 26, 2019, with purpose and determination; and we wish to pull you along on our journey of a mandate that combines ecology, economy and equity … Continue reading Re-Launch Inaugural Blog

The Sahara Forest Project

Presenter: Dr. Patrick Brading Dr. Patrick Brading is a Cultivation Coordinator for the Sahara Forest Project and holds a MSc and PhD in Marine Biology from the University of Essex and BSc in Zoology from the University of Nottingham. Dr. Brading has considerable international field experience. His research focuses on marine algal physiology and ecology, … Continue reading The Sahara Forest Project