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November Theme: Fashion

Fashioning a Greener Future by Katrin Scholz-Barth, President, SustainableQATAR We all want to look our best, dress fashionably and chic. Fast fashion has made it possible and affordable to buy, wear, dispose of, and keep up with changing our wardrobes as fast as evolving trends. This model has gotten the fashion industry into trouble because … Continue reading November Theme: Fashion

Sustainability is at the Heart of Infectious Disease Prevention

by Faiza Maqbool Faiza Maqbool Why is sustainability so important to me? It is because everything we need for the survival of our present and future generations, and their well being depends -  either directly or indirectly - on our current ecosystem and natural environment.  As a mother, it has never been more important to … Continue reading Sustainability is at the Heart of Infectious Disease Prevention

Ocean Plastics and Toxins

Round the World Sailing Voyage by Katrin Scholz-Barth, President, SustainableQATAR With the support of SustainableQATAR, I am joining the crew of 300 women on a round-the-world sailing voyage to help collect, research, and ultimately fight ocean plastics and toxins. eXXpedition Round the World 2019-2021300 WOMEN - 38,000 NAUTICAL MILES - 1 MISSION VOYAGE LEG 1 … Continue reading Ocean Plastics and Toxins

October Theme: GARDENING

Fearless Gardening in the Desert by Katrin Scholz-Barth, President, SustainableQATAR Fall is my personal favorite season in Qatar! Whether staying in Qatar over the summer or arriving during peak heat waves for the start of the new school year, October is often our very first relief from hot temperatures, though high humidity levels may last … Continue reading October Theme: GARDENING

SustainableQATAR ~ Logo and Branding

by Katrin Scholz-Barth, President, SustainableQATAR Today, is a very exciting day and we are happy to share it with the world! Right on the heels of the 2019 United Nations Global Climate Summit in New York, SustainableQATAR is releasing its logo and launching its new brand as one of Qatar’s active volunteer organizations offering concrete … Continue reading SustainableQATAR ~ Logo and Branding

September Theme: TECHNOLOGY

by MaryBeth Stuenkel, Webmaster, SustainableQATAR Technology is part of our lives. And Qatar is at the forefront. In May 2018, Ooredoo Qatar was the first to launch 5G on a commercially available network globally, positioning Qatar to be ranked globally among the world’s top five 5G-leading countries. As residents of Qatar, we have embraced the … Continue reading September Theme: TECHNOLOGY

August Theme: FINANCE

by Katrin Scholz-Barth, President, SustainableQATAR Make Money Matter This month, we’ll tackle money – a truly global issue with consequences for Qatar and the planet, especially when current trends and future opportunities go unnoticed!  Reflecting on the 2008 financial crisis, many individuals and regular people lost their entire life-savings. Retirement and pensions funds were wiped … Continue reading August Theme: FINANCE

July Theme: FOOD

by Erica Ramorino, Social Media and Special Projects, SustainableQATAR We are what we eat! But do we act consciously enough to make the most of it? Who WANTS to be tired, fat, or die prematurely? Nobody! And yet, our eating habits suggest otherwise. This neglect comes at the cost of our personal health and the … Continue reading July Theme: FOOD

June Theme: HOLIDAYS

by Shiban Khan, Research, SustainableQATAR As we look forward to the summer holidays and plan our vacations, SustainableQATAR has chosen Holidays as the June theme for our 52-weekly challenges. It is that time of the year again - when the hustle and bustle of life slows down and the long, quiet days of summer descend … Continue reading June Theme: HOLIDAYS

May Theme: CLOSE THE LOOP

by Katrin Scholz-Barth, President, SustainableQATAR Ramadan Kareem from SustainableQATAR! Our May Blog and weekly challenges fully embrace the spirit of the Holy Month and focus on (household) fasting in every sense; reflecting on what’s possible if we come together and start a conversation with our neighbors, inspire and connect with each other to change the … Continue reading May Theme: CLOSE THE LOOP