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11 Apr
Making Music

All in a Tuesday Night

We’re happy to say that things are coming together nicely for the festival!  Some of us have green hands (literally) from painting signs.  Some of us have been building tables out of scrap wood.  And many of us came together to make some music.  Listen to us take on the Kurdish song Ewrya over on Soundcloud.


Collaboration, Conversation, Cooperation

12 Mar

Meeting with NGOs

Nature Iraq played host to a meeting of Environmental NGOs based in Sulaimani last Thursday.

The meeting provided both a time for much-needed conversation about the issues facing this area, and an opportunity for these organizations to get involved with the Green Festival.  While we didn’t manage to solve all of Kurdistan’s environmental issues (yet), we did manage to get at least two additional exhibitors for the Green Festival: the Green Kurdistan Association and Green Environment.

Environmental Photo Contest!

16 Feb

We’re putting together a photo exibition as part of the festival, so we want to show the world (or at least Sulaimani) your photos! Please upload your best environmental photo to the Green Music and Arts Festival facebook page for one of the following topics:

1. Environmental beauty in Iraq

2.Environmental problems in Iraq

3. Solutions to environmental problems in Iraq

There will be an exhibition showcasing the best photos, and they will also be displayed at the festival! The deadline for the photo contest is April 1st. We can’t wait to see your best work! Feel free to send, questions, or comments to

A Beautiful Place, This Planet of Ours

14 Feb

NASA (the space exploration agency of the United States), recently released two gorgeous pictures of the earth from orbit, vivid reminders that we’re all connected, we’re all in this together.



See Wired for more information.