• Goumbook celebrates Eid Al Fitr by giving 10,000 Ghaf trees to the local community

    Unique Eid Al Fitr initiative is part of the “Give a Ghaf” Tree Planting Program Active since 2011, “Give a Ghaf” raises awareness about the UAE National tree, the Living Desert & water conservation. All UAE land owners are invited to apply online for free trees: Ghaf trees consume very little water, enrich the soil, […]


    Updated: 19 June, 2017

  • UAE reforestation scheme begins

    About 1,000 ghaf trees will be planted by children across the country in a scheme run by Dubai Municipality, Middle East hotel operator Accor and environmental portal Goumbook. The reforestation plan will be launched this month as part of the Plant for the Planet Campaign, which will support Goumbook’s Give a Ghaf Tree initiative. Simran […]


    Updated: 01 March, 2015

  • Green idea takes root in UAE

    Plantation technique that saves on irrigation endorsed by Dubai and Ajman municipalities   Dubai: Some years ago a Pakistani man in his mid 40s figured how to build a bicycle that could run on water, and build he did. But he was told that a similar machine has already been designed elsewhere. Mohammad Tahir then […]


    Updated: 23 June, 2013

  • How would you like to grow into a tree after you die?

      This is a Bios Urn, a completely biodegradable urn that contains a single tree seed. When planted, the tree seed is nourished by and absorbs the nutrients from the ashes. The urn itself is made from coconut shell and contains compacted peat and cellulose. The ashes are mixed with this, and the seed placed […]


    Updated: 20 February, 2013

  • Mangrove conservation, Co2 fix

    Protecting mangroves to lock carbon away in trees may be an economic way to curb climate change, research suggests.   Carbon credit schemes already exist for rainforests; the new work suggests mangroves could be included too. But other researchers say the economics depend on the global carbon price.   Presenting their results in Proceedings of […]


    Updated: 01 August, 2012