HH Intisar AlSabah
Alnowair Founder & CEO

About Ardh Alnowair

(Land of Alnowair)

Nature heals

Science proves that proximity to the nature improves our mood, enhances respiratory functioning, regulates hormonal malfunctions, helps us be
more mindful of the present, gain emotional resilience, and combat stress with more vitality. Contact with nature improves our mental health, we become naturally immune to anxiety, emotional ups and downs, and thought blocks, we feel more lively and energetic.

The Mission

Ardh Alnowair (Land of Alnowair) Initiative aims to establish an environmental platform that ignites community positive behavioral change, creates a dialogue, and promotes sustainable solutions related to preserving Kuwait’s ecosystem. Flourishing the diversity of the natural environment, preserving air quality, increasing green areas, and developing a model for sustainable vegetation within the perspective of urban planning are some of Ardh Alnowair goals.

Taking care of our environment is simply vital to our existence.

Ardh Alnowair series of environmental projects

Kuwait’s Soil Regeneration

Goal

Rehabilitation of Kuwait’s soil, gathering insights and information of current practices, running research aimed at improving soil treatment

How

Sustainable solutions of soil rehabilitation, vegetation, plantation, repurposing organic wastes into compost, biodiversity of plants & terrain research, exchange of best practices, collaboration with authorities and independent experts

To Generate

Stabilization and enrichment of Kuwait’s soil, Reduction in dust & carbon pollution, improved air quality

Marine Environment Conservation Program

Goal

Protect marine inhabitants & environment from litter pollution

How

Deploying & equipping volunteers to protect the environment of specific public places (Seashores, under water, islands).

To Generate

Greater self & social-awareness, positive environmental impact, increased sense of community responsibility

Land Anti-Pollution Program

Goal

Protect land and reduce land man made litter pollution

How

Deploying & equipping volunteers to protect the environment of specific public places (Parks, shop fronts, dessert)

To Generate

Greater self & social-awareness, positive environmental impact, increased sense of community responsibility

Digital Environmental Campaign

Awareness + Education + Action

Goal

To promote & inspire positive behaviors towards Kuwait’s environment

How

Rewarding community members for positive environmental behaviours & setting community driven examples for others.

To Generate

Environmental positive practices, taking individual responsibility & increasing social awareness by motivation through praise

Go Eco Friendly Business Program

Goal

To promote & inspire positive environmental behaviors & healthy environmental business habits. (restaurants, cafes, schools, universities, malls etc.)

How

Special recognition given through Eco friendly emblem/trophy presented for organizations and businesses which meet list of eco-friendly criteria’s.

To Generate

Corporate responsibility, employee & community engagement, social responsibility, healthy competition, positive environmental impact

Marine & Land Anti-Pollution Impact

5470

Participants

5400

Garbage Bags collected

125

Tones of litter removed

(36 Tones of Heavy Materials Litter collected)

80

Garbage Bins distributed

45

Volunteering Groups

14

Locations in 2 Governorates

136

Safety and Instructional signages produced and distributed

Our Collaborators

Community Involvement

Abdulaziz Al Bahar

President

Fahed Al Bdaiwi

Vice President

Lulwa Al Sabah

Executive Member

Mohammed Al Bahar

Executive Member

Omar Al Haroon

Executive Member

Fouzia Al Kharafi

Executive Member

Mahmoud Al Ghanim

Executive Member

Mohammed Al Essa

Executive Member

Abdulaziz Al Bahar

President

Do you think that, as individuals, each one of us can positively impact the environment?  

Yes, one person can shift an entire community’s behavior towards the environment! With complete commitment and passion towards the cause, the goal can be achieved with full certainty. Spreading awareness, finding ways to get the community involved, and setting a solid example are some of a many ways an individual can influence the fight against environmental detriments. So, don’t fear the ineffectiveness of your actions, but believe in the impact you can generate. 

Fouzia Al Kharafi

Executive Member

Do you think as an individual, each one of us can positively impact the environment?  

Yes, I do believe as an individual each one of us could positively impact the environment. There are numerous ways we could do so such as recycling, planting trees, educating others, etc. 

Lulwa Al Sabah

Executive Member

Do you think as an individual, each one of us can positively impact the environment?  

It is easy to believe that, as an individual, our actions won’t make a difference in our environment. That is certainly not true. We are all pieces of a puzzle that represent a positive impact in our environment. When these pieces are joined together, it forms one big picture of a healthy, clean and positive environment. It is up to us to uphold our individual duties as a citizen to take care of the environment we live in, and that way we can start to see a difference. 

About Alnowair

Alnowair team

Alnowair was founded in 2013 by Sheikha Intisar AlSabah. Dedicated to promoting a positive attitude in Kuwait, Alnowair was born out of scientific research and her personal experience that a positive attitude is the most important contributor to our overall wellbeing and happiness. Recognized by the United Nations Development Program, Alnowair’s work is rooted in research in positive psychology and targets at bringing about a positive social behavioural change in Kuwait.

Sheikha Intisar AlSabah envisions Alnowair as an incubator for national programs that help bring about a positive social behavioral change in Kuwait. Alnowair’s purpose is to create, nurture and develop these programs that later turn into initiatives on their own.

Currently, she serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Public Authority for Youth’s Volunteer Academy, an elected member of the Board of Trustees of the Lebanese American University, and an elected member of the Executive Committee of the Bayt Abdullah Children’s Hospice (BAACH) and the Kuwait Association for the Care of Children in Hospital (KACCH). In addition, HH Sheikha Intisar’s decades-long dedication to issues of health, environment, education, women’s empowerment, child protection, and human rights has won her global acclaim.

Alnowair’s Alignment to Local & International Frameworks

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 2030) Framework

Aims to create healthier Kuwait environment in accordance to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 2030) Framework

CASEL Core Competencies Widely Used Framework

Aims to ignite a positive society behavioral change and generate community driven policies in accordance to the 5 CASEL Core Competencies Widely Used Framework.

Kuwait’s National Development Plan & New Kuwait 2035 Vision Framework

Aims to enhance positive application practices in the community in accordance to 3 out of 7 Pillars of Kuwait’s National Development Plan & New Kuwait 2035 Framework.