Under the auspices of HE Lebanese Minister of Environment Mr. Nazem El Khoury and HE French Ambassador in Beirut Denis Pieton, the environmental magazine “ Beyond “, in collaboration with Green Cedar Lebanon, launched its first issue in French, three years after the launching of the English edition.
For this occasion Mrs. Pascale Choueiri Saad – publisher and editor in chief of “ Beyond “ confirmed that “ the project of issuing an environmental magazine bilingually in French and English is only a simple and modest contribution despite its significant financial costs and is rather a very symbolic sign reminding us all that we are called to participate in any type of efforts even those simple and small to contribute not only in the safeguard of the cities or the villages but also the hall planet earth considering that collective efforts usually pay “
“ The aim of this magazine is to offer the best manners to benefit from the natural resources and provide guidance to the people to preserve the same and ensure sustainability by preventing their degradation and to showcase the negative effects resulting from the bad exploitation of these resources and their prevention yet to work on changing the mentalities of individuals and groups by teaching them how to treat environment and encouraging the public to participate effectively in caring of environment through medias as the best mean to transmit realities “ she added
She has emphasized that media influences highly society by spreading collective awareness. In fact, the more the media raises the community’s social awareness the enforcing laws and regulations become less and the high social awareness is mitigated. She continued that this magazine will have a very significant role and act as support for all the sectors of the society by fostering the principles of environmental education and motivating the protection of the environment and its maintenance and the manner of dealing with it.