It’s not every day we get to see a book full of images as beautiful as these. To discover that every shot features an image captured in Kuwait makes the publication all the more remarkable. Just when you think you know a country, something like this comes along and slaps you in the face. Look at this. Kuwait truly IS beautiful.
The book title ‘Where Did You Get The Beauty From?’ comes literally from the Arabic ÌÈÊ ÇáÍáÇ ãä æíä¿ (Jebt El Hala Mn Wain?), a line from a poem composed by Kuwaiti literary icon Bader Bursili especially to accompany the book. It’s easy to see how the title presented itself. Full of extraordinary images taken by more than sixty of Kuwait’s photographers the book presents, what will be for most people, a hitherto unknown and astonishing view of Kuwait.
Marrying Corporate Responsibility and Local Environmental Work:
Since 2008, and for the first time in Kuwait, a foreign oil company sponsored a 3 year conservation project, which has since been unraveling in the country. Its activities were such that during the time of the project, no group of stakeholders was neglected: Sea turtle species and their habitats were investigated and assessed. Children and divers were briefed frequently about the cause of this rare natural wealth and its conservation needs. Decision-makers are consulted in order to prepare protection strategies for the marine park of islets Kubbar, Qaru, Umm Al-Maradim and their marine surroundings.
Private initiative funding environmental projects
Environmental research and policy are mostly carried out by governments, as is well known worldwide.
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Dow combines the power of science and technology with the ‘Human Element’ to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world’s most challenging problems
Reduce energy consumption, take it from renewable
sources, and make it sustainable
It’s obvious - reduce energy consumption and you’ll reduce your costs. Take it from renewable sources and there will be more of it for longer. Yet sometimes we need to be reminded. There are plenty of people around to lecture each and every one of us on what to do to ‘save the planet’, but that sounds like a huge task and one that surely it too big for us to be involved in. It is often only when it comes down to simple black and white economics that we sit up and take notice.
Kuwait Environmental Research and Awareness Center (KERA) think so, and so do we.
Each of the photos that accompany this article were taken in Kuwait or in the sea off Kuwait. They show species that perhaps you’ve never seen before. Species that live in the margins of our modern society.
For the most part, it would be easy to say that the region has not responded well to global issues of climate change and ecological protection. On the whole this is true, but as the pages of this magazine demonstrate, there is an appetite for change in this regard, and there are a number of bright new initiatives out there - amongst them is the environmental consultancy ‘Equilibrium’.
Carbon Offsets - If you buy carbon offsets, you forgo reducing your own emissions (i.e. you still travel) but in exchange you pay someone to reduce their emission in your stead. Carbon offsets are achievable in all forms of transport - here we look at how it works for air travel.
As a self-confessed “adrenaline-driven juggler” Dhari Al-Mutawa’s boundless energy means he packs more into one day than most people do in a week. He talks to Men’s Passion about his love of business, family and the importance of sport.
Beautiful gardens and green areas are relaxing, as well as pleasing to the eye. Abdulrahman Albahar tells Men’s Passion how his hobby
became his business and the importance of attracting nature back to Kuwait.