Sunday, November 22, 2015

Nightime View of the Nile from Space

Photo Credit: NASA
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly photographed the Nile River (left side of photo) during a nightime flyover on the International Space Station on September 22, 2015.  Someday in the decades ahead, all of the lights seen in the photo will be powered by renewable energy.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Permaculture Day in Cairo

Click here for a short write-up of Permaculture Day in Cairo:

Below is a roof garden and the second photo is an "Adopt-a-Plot, both located at the Research Institute for a Sustainable Environment (RISE) at the American Univeristy in Cairo.

Click on photo to see it as a really cool enlarged version.  Photo Credit: Starr Brainard

Photo Credit: Starr Brainard

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Welcome to Sustainable Egypt!

Photo Location: Western Desert oasis village of El Heiz.  Photo Credit: Starr Brainard  (click on photo to enlarge it)

Welcome to Sustainable Egypt, the blog of The Directory of Environmental Organizations and Environmental Government Agencies in Egypt.  The purpose of this blog is to provide information on sustainability, environmental and conservation issues in Egypt, and to also be a fun blog to look at.  My name is John Brainard and I'm the editor of the blog.  My niece, Starr Brainard, is living in Cairo for the third time in her life and she provides photos, some data & links, and may even write some posts for this blog.

Now to get started, bicycling is one of the most sustainable means of transportation, and my favorite video of biking in Egypt is this video of cycling through downtown Cairo in 2010.  If you don't think that cycling is exciting, this video will definitely change your mind.

Click on link below if video doesn't function.