Middle East joins worldwide campaign for greener transport
October 02, 2011
The stifling heat of the Middle East may be one reason why people prefer to take the car rather than walk or cycle but that doesn’t mean that they don’t support the creation of cheaper and better public transport. Indeed, hundreds of people from across the Arab world joined 350.org’s worldwide ‘Moving Planet’ campaign by getting on their bikes and walking on September 24, 2011. Their actions were amongst an estimated 2,000 events taking place in over 175 countries which were part of an international day of green action.
Bill Mckibben who leads the green organisation 350.org said in a recent interview that he was happily surprised at the level of support the Middle East has shown on environmental issues in the past. And judging by the campaigns carried out in support of 350.org’s latest climate action on green transport- the region has proved itself once more.