A tree, symbol of power and resistance of a Lebanon so rightfully known as “Land of the Cedar”. A promise kept by Clement Tannouri to immortalize this feeling of belonging, to engrave forever in one’s memory its history and its beauty. These images, captured in all the regions where the Cedar rooted itself, all year round, awaken a sense of pride grasped by such majesty and consciousness which ought to react against the threat of extinction of these centennial and mythical trees.
“Cedar of Lebanon, pledge of eternity” book is the second initiative of Green Cedar Lebanon. All the profits of the books were offered to the UNDP for the installation of a lighting system in two parks in Lebanon, Sioufi and Sanayeh in collaboration with the Municipality of Beirut.
Lebanon witnessed the launch of “Cedar of Lebanon, pledge of eternity”, a first of its kind documentary book on the immortal Lebanese Cedar. The signing ceremony was held in Phoenicia Hotel under the auspices and presence of H.E. Minister of Interior and municipalities Ziyad Baroud. It was attended by the country’s VIPs, members of the press as well as the authors – Pascale Choueiri Saad, Lara Hanna Debs and Clement Tannouri- who unveiled the book’s first edition.
“The funds raised through the book will be donated to the reforestation of two public parks in Beirut- Sioufi and Sanayeh”, said Pascale Choueiri Saad, co-founder of Green Cedar Lebanon and co-author of the book. “We believe there is a strong need to create awareness around the enormous damages and environmental tragedies that our beloved country is encountering”, she added.
Showing in its own way the majestic culture, history and ecology of the Cedar of Lebanon, the book complements national efforts to enhance public awareness on the importance of preserving the Lebanese forests in order to avoid enormous damages and environmental tragedies. The authors define their book as a pledge to keep Lebanon green by building a civic responsibility, especially towards the environment.
Lebanese Minister of Interior Ziyad Baroud praised this initiative by raising his voice to stop damaging what is left of the green Lebanon: “Our primary goal is to reduce illegal deforestation in Lebanon. We share Green Cedar’s commitment to protecting the natural environment, and we applaud all the involved parties for making Beirut a greener city”.
“Cedar of Lebanon, pledge of eternity” book is the second initiative of Green Cedar Lebanon. All the funds of their first book “Green Lebanon, the book” were donated to “Akhdar Dayem” association. This year, all the profits of the sold books will be offered to the UNDP for the reforestation of two parks in Lebanon, Sioufi and Sanayeh in collaboration with the Municipality of Beirut.