One Cool Thing: Lebanon’s Eco-Village

Image: Soapy Soap Company via Wikimedia Commons

Despite a devastating economic crisis gripping the country, one community in Lebanon has managed to thrive thanks to some innovative and old-school techniques. The Bader Hassoun Eco-village, founded by none other than Bader Hassoun in 2016, is powered by a combination of solar power, wood burning, and gas and supports dozens of local families. 

Workers at the village produce handmade soaps and shampoos using old-school methods and locally grown ingredients. “We do believe in the green economy, to invest properly in the land in order to preserve it and not harm nature,” explained Amir Hassoun, the Marketing Director for the Eco-Village.

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