Fighting Climate Change on the Corniche


Feast your eyes on Rami Eid, an environmental activist who is staging a protest about climate change by spending three days ankle-deep in water in a glass cube on the Corniche, Beirut’s busy seaside thoroughfare. Follow him on his blog here, and check out +961’s photos here.

My hat goes off to the guy for his efforts, but didn’t any of his more publicity-savvy friends point out to him that bringing his entire entertainment system into the cube (TV, laptop, etc.) may put a small dent in his environmentalist’s street cred?  I mean, while you’re at it, why not hook up a Sony Playstation, microwave, and air conditioner too? (I suppose the latter would deny him the pretext of strutting around shirt-less…)

Ok, enough teasing. Bravo, Rami!

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6 thoughts on “Fighting Climate Change on the Corniche

  1. Hahahaha Rami!! I USED TO PLAY CAPOEIRA WITH THAT GUY !!! when did u leave vancouver!!

    Posted by Ramzi | October 17, 2009, 11:34 pm
  2. QN,
    How dare you suggest that sustainability and economic growth are not compatible:-)
    We keep on forgetting that “there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch” ; TANSTAAF; because no one wants to pay the price of admission. Sustainability might be expensive but it sure is cheaper than the alternative.
    Thanks Rami for the effort to educate.

    Posted by ghassan karam | October 18, 2009, 12:05 pm
  3. cool, but I like those nuts over at http://www.bloggingthecasbah.com who are diving head first into the infamous Goldstone report. Some really interesting stuff.

    Posted by Abu Guerrilla | October 19, 2009, 12:48 am
  4. Umm, don’t you mean TANSTAAFL?

    Posted by Ed | October 19, 2009, 1:49 am
  5. The “Entertainment System” that was mentioned in this article so pessimistically was for me to send a message to the world about the suffering that I went through during my time in the cube. How will people know about my experience without it?
    I know its a late reply but I thought it I would send it it anyway.

    Oh and the water was over my knees at times. Another correction.

    – Rami Eid

    Posted by themaninthecube | October 28, 2009, 6:47 am
  6. As I said, just teasing, Rami.

    Posted by Qifa Nabki | October 28, 2009, 9:45 am

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