Green Arm

| Green Arm
Green Arm
Status/stage of development: fully incubated at Nahdet El Mahrousa , Not Registered
Green Arm is a civil society organization formed to address the many challenges of the Egyptian urban environment. Their people are social and environmental activists, many of whom were the founding fathers of the cycling movement in Egypt. 
 
 

 

To achieve widespread cultural change towards socially responsible green living in urban communities and advocate for better streets and public spaces that enable healthier and lifestyles.

Objectives:

·      Promote the culture of active and environmentally-responsible lifestyles throughout the cities of Egypt, with focus on sustainable transportation issues; walking, cycling, public transportation, and the enabling environment and cultural change.

·      Become a reference point for environmental initiatives and a platform for collaboration and knowledge sharing.

·      Establish and expand a network of professionals in the field of environment and sustainability along with promotion of sustainability activism on the local level.

·      Support young initiatives and activists and enable them to qualify for incubation or entrepreneurship competitions elsewhere.

·      Promote existing sustainability movements in Egypt that encourage social change.

 

 

·      Conducting research on issues of sustainable transportation and the urban environment and providing policy advice.

·      Managing and implementing environmental events and campaigns (street campaigns, media campaigns, media production and publications, etc).

·      Implementing pilot projects for upgrading urban environments.

·      Designing and implementing training programmes.

 

 

 

 

 

Members of the Green Arm are social and environmental activists. The diverse group gathers founding fathers of the cycling movement in Egypt, academics specialized in issues of urban planning and transportation, experts in Social Entrepreneurship, environmental consultants, young leaders in the environmental movement in Egypt, social media experts, and development professionals.