SUGi
Lebanon

Beirut, Lebanon

Power Plant Forest

An air filter next to a Power Plant.

Miyawaki Method
Urban

Zouk Mosbeh is home to the ‘power plant of death’, causing acute air pollution in its surrounding.

Smoke from the chimneys is visible for miles around. The spread of air pollution from the power plant makes Zouk Mosbeh one of the most polluted cities in Lebanon.

Forest Maker Adib Dada

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720

Trees

180

Square meters

17

Native Species

“This forest will grow in between 2 busy streets, next to a flyover, the chaotic highway, and with the ‘power plant of death’ as a backdrop!”

Adib Dada, founder theOtherDada

The Benefits

Planting a forest here will:

  • Reduce Air & Noise pollution

  • Regenerate Biodiversity

  • Raise awareness (high visibility)

  • Balance against the power plant chimneys
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Forests create awareness!

The site is very visible because situated amidst a high-traffic area, which will serve as a great awareness-raising tool.

The forest will grow in a triangular strip between 2 busy streets, next to a flyover, the chaotic highway, and with the

‘power plant of death’ as a backdrop.

An air filter next to a Power Plant

Zouk Mosbeh is home to the ‘power plant of death’, causing acute air pollution in its surrounding.

Smoke from the chimneys is visible for miles around. The spread of air pollution from the power plant makes Zouk Mosbeh one of the most polluted cities in Lebanon.

Zouk Mosbeh Air Pollution

According to Greenpeace’s air pollution report of 2018, Lebanon’s city of Jounieh, the coastal city adjacent to

Zouk Mosbeh, ranked as the 5th most air polluted region in the Arab world and 23rd in the World in terms of pollution clusters, producing record levels of nitrogen dioxide. NO2 is a dangerous pollutant released in the air when fuel, such as oil and diesel, is burned. The main sources of NO2 pollution in Jounieh are the Zouk power plant and heavy traffic.

According to Greenpeace’s air pollution report of 2020, Lebanon suffers from the highest rates of premature deaths in the MENA region due to high air pollution levels.

The annual cost in Lebanon reaches USD 1.4 billion, which is the equivalent of 2% of the country’s GDP. This, too, is one of the highest rates in the region.

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