Earth Day Event – SustainableQatar with US Embassy

Dear SustainableQATAR Community,  This month, on April 22 we celebrate Earth Day, a day that started in 1970 and transformed environmental advocacy into political actions and enforceable laws. Since then, the day has maintained its momentum and grown into an international movement to mobilize collective action for planetary health and our survival.  The theme of Earth Day 2021 is Restore the Earth. “As the world returns to … Continue reading Earth Day Event – SustainableQatar with US Embassy

Why Wear a Cloth Mask?

by MaryBeth Stuenkel, SustainableQATAR Why wear a face mask at all? As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, increasing again in countries and states where cases had been declining, guidance continues to evolve around how to stay safe and healthy. The latest guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) includes a recommendation for all people in … Continue reading Why Wear a Cloth Mask?

June 2020 Theme: HOLIDAYS COVID-19 STYLE

Jurassic Park in your Backyard by Katrin Scholz-Barth, President, SustainableQATAR Summer 2020 will be very different for most people. Let’s acknowledge that this is sad, scary and disorienting. The global pandemic doesn’t give us much control over things, but we do have a choice in how we respond to the situation To lighten the load, … Continue reading June 2020 Theme: HOLIDAYS COVID-19 STYLE

Living Sustainably During COVID-19

by Katrin Scholz-Barth, President, SustainableQATAR Viruses aren't the only things that spread through networks of people. Attitudes and behaviors do too, says Yale professor Nicholas Christakis, MD, PhD, MPH, who has studied how this works.  “We’ve shown that altruistic behavior ripples through networks … . Networks will magnify whatever they are seeded with. They will magnify ... love … Continue reading Living Sustainably During COVID-19

50th Anniversary Earth Day

by Katrin Scholz-Barth, President, SustainableQATAR The biggest opportunity for a prosperous future and global optimism is our personal daily action!  We created a short anniversary present video for Earth Day about SustainableQATAR being there - alongside Earth Day - highlighting activities, COP18, Global Climate Action Day participations over the years to join the celebrations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxyzcdJijwsContinue reading 50th Anniversary Earth Day

February Theme: THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY

by Katrin Scholz-Barth, President, SustainableQATAR Do you want to be part of the in-crowd? Climate Action Alert! “New York City (NYC) is the first city in the United States to align its ambitious sustainability goals with those of the world” in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). That’s great news. And who’s to say that … Continue reading February Theme: THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY

January Theme: GREEN CHEMISTRY

by Katrin Scholz-Barth, President, SustainableQATAR Happy New Year! As we begin the new year full of good intentions, January’s monthly theme of Green Chemistry starts the year on a high note and motivation for value creation. The challenges for implementing sustainability in Qatar on all levels of society, both personally and professionally are vast, despite … Continue reading January Theme: GREEN CHEMISTRY

December Theme: HEALTHY HOMES

by Katrin Scholz-Barth, President, SustainableQATAR The saying goes: We are what we eat. That’s very true and extends to everything we consume – from food we put into our mouths to the clothes we put on our skin and the air we breathe. Our bodies absorb what’s in our surrounding environments. Our health, energy levels, … Continue reading December Theme: HEALTHY HOMES

November Theme: FASHION

Fashioning a Greener Future by Katrin Scholz-Barth, President, SustainableQATAR We all want to look our best, dress fashionably and chic. Fast fashion has made it possible and affordable to buy, wear, dispose of, and keep up with changing our wardrobes as fast as evolving trends. This model has gotten the fashion industry into trouble because … Continue reading November Theme: FASHION

Sustainability is at the Heart of Infectious Disease Prevention

by Faiza Maqbool Faiza Maqbool Why is sustainability so important to me? It is because everything we need for the survival of our present and future generations, and their well being depends -  either directly or indirectly - on our current ecosystem and natural environment.  As a mother, it has never been more important to … Continue reading Sustainability is at the Heart of Infectious Disease Prevention