GOOD Magazine’s 2016 “GOOD 100” list captures 100 individuals who are improving the world through creativity and innovation.
“The Beirut River is more sludgy sewer than river, complete with rumors of a resident crocodile lurking in the muck. Adib Dada thinks he can clean it up. Using biomimicry techniques developed at theOtherDada, his architecture and design practice, Dada is attempting to rehabilitate the river and reintegrate it into Beirut’s natural ecosystem. He’s also rebuilding the city’s infrastructure around a more symbiotic relationship between nature and the built environment. The first stage, Beirut River 2.0, which addresses infrastructural decay and contamination in the most polluted neighborhoods, is currently under way.”
“There’s an impressive sense of urgency that we’re celebrating in our fifth installment of the GOOD 100, which honors people who are acting right now,” said Caroline Pham, deputy editor, GOOD Magazine. “None of these 100 individuals are doing this work for the accolades—which is precisely why they deserve all the more recognition.”
The 2016 GOOD 100 includes honorees from 37 countries in six categories: health; earth; justice & equality; spaces; information; stories.