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


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


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

October Theme: GARDENING

Fearless Gardening in the Desert by Katrin Scholz-Barth, President, SustainableQATAR Fall is my personal favorite season in Qatar! Whether staying in Qatar over the summer or arriving during peak heat waves for the start of the new school year, October is often our very first relief from hot temperatures, though high humidity levels may last … Continue reading October Theme: GARDENING

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