This morning at Souk el Tayeb, I saw this booth, proclaiming "The Root to Recovery". The sign in the photo begins with the text, "In 1965, 35% of Lebanon was covered by forests and greenery, but in 2007 those numbers dropped to an alarming 13%." Depleted green space is one on a long list of significant changes in Lebanon over the past few decades. 

At the market, they were selling a variety of potted plants. All profits from the sale go to planting trees, to recover some of the lost green space.

1 comment:

  1. That is an alarming statistic ... would make things very different from 1965.