Archive for the ‘Environmental’ Category

Kuwait Health Initiative (KHI) is one of the organizations I’m involved with and have been very happy and honored to have worked with. We are now collaborating with the Kuwait Society for Biomedical Engineers @ Kuwait Society of Engineers to host a training course titled “The Green Hospital” here in Kuwait. For more information, follow this link.

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Yesterday I was invited to represent Kuwait Dive Team and attend the premier of  iMAX’s newly AMAZING “Under the Sea 3D” @ Kuwait Scientific Center. My buddy, TurTleT tagged along :p He wasn’t actually there, but you get the point! The movie was great and it’ll open on the first day of Eid AlFiter! There was a slight glitch @ the end, but it was resolved quickly and we continued enjoying the great movie! Thanks to the Kuwait Scientific Center for their kind invitation

Everybody: You shouldn’t miss out on this great movie. It has an important message to all of us!

As part of a new awareness project I’m trying to initiate, and inspired by TeddyB, I invited TurtleT to come all the way from China and shed some light on certain marine environemntal issues here in Kuwait!

Follow TurtleT and his adventures @ TurTleT.wordpress.com

Yesterday my group was invited to attended FAO‘s press conference in Kuwait which in turn was sponsored by LoYAC. The conference was the launch of FAO’s TeleFood program in the Middle East Region starting with Kuwait! This year’s World Food Day is themed around “Achieving Food Security in Times of Crisis“.

I took some notes while the FAO representative was talking, but I wish I was thorough!! It was so striking to hear all these facts and figures of how the world is suffering:

Did you know that 1/6 of the world’s population is living in dire hunger! Not that they are picky with what to eat, but actually starving to death and severely malnourished 😦 Striking, right!

Ow and it gets worse when developed/industrialized countries, like the U.S. (an example he gave) would support their farmers financially NOT to sell their crops because if they ALL do, the market prices will drop!! The fact is there’s enough food to go around for everybody! Oh, and there will be some that can be spared to sea!!!!

Recently, support for agricultural initiatives have decreased while food reserves, usually used in times of crisis, are diminishing as well.

Yup! That’s right … This might be the future of GREEN racing/street bikes!! I sure hope so 🙂

Tom Miceli, 22 years old, built the Ion as part of his graduation project from the Industrial Design program @ Appalachian State University.

“Miceli stripped ‘96 Kawasaki ZX6 Ninja to the frame and went to work. The result is a DIY electric motorcycle capable of more than 70 mph and a range of 60 miles.” – Dave Eyvazzadeh, Wired.com

“The Saudi government is building a $1.8 billion monorail to ferry pilgrims among the holy sites of Mecca, Mina, Arafat and Muzdalifah. Once complete, the Saudis estimate 53,000 buses will disappear from the city’s crowded roads, promising a safer, more comfortable pilgrimage.” – Keith Barry, Wired.com

WOHO! It’s true it’s been a while since my last visit to Mecca, but I truly think this is an awesome idea. Think of the pollution reduction this project will yield! I’m so happy we made it to Wired Magazine for something good 🙂

Solar roadways may be the answer to our energy problems and heck, it’ll even look cool! The U.S. Department of Energy has funded a prototype of $100 K to test these roadways!

“The 12- x 12-foot panels could theoretically be embedded into roads, and when shined upon, could pipe good, clean electricity straight into the grid. Heck, they could even boast LEDs in order to alert drivers to upcoming accidents or changes in road conditions.” – Darren Murph, Engadget

Bet you Kuwait can generate enough energy to power itself + another country! The amount of sunshine we get is ridiculous mashallah 😀 But then again, what will we do when sand-storms strike us!!!