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CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION: 81-Year-old WOMAN WITH PhD GETS INTO ACTION

CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION: 81-Year-old WOMAN WITH Ph.D. GETS INTO ACTION

CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION: 81-Year-old WOMAN WITH PhD GETS INTO ACTION

CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION: 81-Year-old WOMAN WITH PhD GETS INTO ACTION

-Odunayo Ajani

CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION: 81-Year-old WOMAN WITH Ph.D. GETS INTO ACTION
CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION: 81-Year-old WOMAN WITH Ph.D. GETS INTO ACTION

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CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION: 81-Year-old WOMAN WITH PhD GETS INTO ACTION
81-year-old Zeinab Mokalled has set up an all-woman rubbish collection team in her village in Lebanon and she now has a lot of visitors, asking how she did it.
For nine months in 2015 and 2016 rubbish piled up on the streets of the Beirut, and even now, a lack of landfill sites means some of the city’s waste is being thrown into the sea. Mokalled has shown the Lebanon government that when it fails on its assignment, the personal initiative will cause things to work.
Zeinab talked about the 80s and 90s and of how waste from southern Lebanon (where Israel occupied then)moved all the way to her village and then becomes static. This then gave her a prompting to meet with the regional governor for help.
Her said.
“Why do you care? We are not Paris”
Mokalled recalled that she had to take it upon herself and thus, made calls to women in the village to help in achieving this since it will also help them in a way.
Achieving this feat is one tough venture since there wasn’t enough for the project. So Mokalled’s friend Khadija made the move. She bought a lorry from her savings while Mokalled turned her back garden into a storage area for a recyclable waste centre.
Mokalled says “Household recycling was the best way forward the organisation Call of the Earth.
After 10 years Mokalled and others received a grant from the Italian embassy to build a warehouse, which is where Mokalled now receives visitors – schoolchildren, students, and activists – who come to study how Call of the Earth works. And the numbers have increased since the closure of Beirut’s main landfill site in 2015 led waste to pile up around the city, and the surrounding area of Mount Lebanon.
IN the long term after the government has seen the active contribution of Zeinab Mokalled they decide to burn the refuse to generate electricity but on the long run, they are creating toxic fumes which are never friendly with the environment.
So we can say Mokalled’s idea of simple recycling scheme is a good one now, such that it is attracting lots of attention even from the government.
Even the women onboard this green project of hers were also able to set up their own initiative similar to hers just that it is funded by the villagers.
Mukalled said.
“When I look at them, it is like looking back at ourselves 20 years ago,” Mukalled is most proud that she had an idea and it stayed with the people and she finally added.
“Planting the idea in people’s minds that caring for the earth is our responsibility in this part of the world. Whether we do it or not, our politicians won’t care. It’s down to us.
“If everyone does what we did in Arabsalim, there’d be no rubbish problem anywhere in Lebanon.”

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