World’s Largest Canvas Turned Into 5,000 Reusable Bags

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Winning recognition from the Guinness Book of Records last October for the world’s largest hand painted cloth, 12,000 Lebanese joined hands for environmental and social peace. Spearheaded by Lebanon’s Red Cross and Timol Paints, 7,000 volunteers and 5,000 concerned citizens pledged to observe tolerance and basic human rights before they were permitted to add their hand print to a 4,355 square meter canvas laid out in Beirut’s Camille Chamoun Stadium.

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“Moving from records to a practical phase,” the joint initiative has turned the giant canvas into 5,000 re-usable bags that will be distributed for free throughout the country. This mammoth campaign called “Hand to Hand to Make a Greener Difference,” puts both environmental and social issues at the forefront of Lebanon’s priorities!

:: Daily Star

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About Tafline Laylin

As a tour leader who led “eco-friendly” camping trips throughout North America, Tafline soon realized that she was instead leaving behind a trail of gas fumes, plastic bottles and Pringles. In fact, wherever she traveled – whether it was Viet Nam or South Africa or England – it became clear how inefficiently the mandate to re-think our consumer culture is reaching the general public. Born in Iran, raised in South Africa and the United States, she currently splits her time between Africa and the Middle East. Tafline can be reached at tafline (at) greenprophet (dot) com, @teakettle22, http://www.facebook.com/tafline.laylin

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