On the occasion of Earth Day 2018, under the theme, “End Plastic Pollution”, RCED participated in the celebration event organized by Beirut Arab University, Tripoli on May 3, 2018.
Aiming at raising the awareness of students, Prof. Khaled Baghdady, Vice President, Tripoli Campus, addressed the audience by a warm welcoming opening emphasizing the important role of public to prevent plastic pollution and protect Lebanese Environment. This was followed by several presentations by professors from the Lebanese University, Prof. Jalal Halawani, and BAU covering topics on solid waste management, challenges facing natural resources and conservation and protection means. A valuable presentation on “Environmental Challenges of Natural Resources in Bekaa” was given by Dr. Safaa Baydoun, director of RCED, covering the types and the extent of environmental problems of Litani River, Qaraoun Lake, land degradation, urbanization and climate change impact. A snapshot of RCED activities was also introduced. At the closing of this event trophy shields were distributed for the presenters and organizers for their great efforts.