|Living the Green Life: Israeli Environmental Communities|
Ecological Greenhouse at Kibbutz Ein Shemer — www.greenhouse.org.il
Jews and Arabs learn about environmental issues together at Ein Shemer, where they are exploring the nexus of ecology, technology and agriculture.
Hava & Adam Eco-Educational Farm — www.HavaVeAdam.org
The Hava & Adam Farm is an ecological educational center that integrates social and environmental education from a holistic point of view while emphasizing and nurturing personal growth and harmonious interaction between people and nature.
Kibbutz Hanaton — www.masorti.org.il/hanaton
Revitalized by a new core group, the Conservative Movement's kibbutz in Israel is incorporating environmental sustainability and education into the new and improved Hanaton. In the next few years, mud huts will be constructed for guests, workers and volunteers.
Kibbutz Ketura — www.ketura.org.il
Home to the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, the multi-denominational Kibbutz Ketura places a special emphasis on environmental sustainability. The kibbutz also hosts a large solar-energy plant operated by the Arava Power Company.
Kibbutz Lotan — www.KibbutzLotan.comAffiliated with the Reform Movement, Kibbutz Lotan hosts the Center for Creative Ecology and its Green Apprenticeship program for permaculture design and environmental education. Lotan also features organic gardening, creative recycling, mud buildings, wetlands and a bird reserve.
Kibbutz Neot Smadar — www.Neot-Semadar.com
Neot Semadar operates small-scale organic production of wine, cheese, olives, jams and nectars.
Israeli Nature Poll
"The fact that geographically the heart of the conflict is actually in a very small area only increases the pressure on the environment."
- Yonat Mordoch
Did You Know?
The average amount of annual rainfall in Israel has dropped by more than 10% over the last 16 years.
Mideast Green News
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