"Zabaleen" is the Arabic term for those visionary and enterprising people whose culture revolves around recycling. The Zabaleen are experts at "transforming one man's garbage into another man's gold" and aspire toward a net zero-waste economy. Applied and supported this could lead to true energy independence, not only by radically reducing our demand for "raw materials" and hard to extract natural resources but by recycling other less obvious phenomena and materials that are now wasted.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Conducted live video conference from Al-Najah University in Nablus, West Bank, interacting with professors and students in Gaza Strip's Al-Azhar University. The theme: "Greening Gaza" or "how we can turn the Palestine into a model for industrial ecology and sustainability, creating a recycling biosphere and technosphere.