Students carry the environment friendly boat at Sidon's beach, Thursday, May 21, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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Students from a local school in Sidon have built an environmentally friendly boat made of recycled materials, as part of a city-wide initiative to promote a cleaner environment.Students from the Environmental Club at Al-Iman High School Thursday sailed off Sidon's coast in a small boat of their own design. Student Mohammad Markiz, who participated in the boat's construction, said that the ideas about environmental protection taught in school would be disseminated to the rest of society.In addition to working on the boat, students have been cleaning and planting in neighborhoods near the school.Khaled Hasan, who is responsible for the Environmental Club at the school, said the activities would create more environmentally aware students, and help make them feel more responsible for their city.
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