Haven’t covered your holiday gifts yet? Share The Holiday Spirit With FoEME!!

Share The Holiday Spirit With FoEME!! By giving a FoEME gift to someone you love this holiday season, you can help build FoEME’s three EcoParks! Here’s how it works: You make a US tax-deductible donation through our website→ FoEME sends a handsome gift card by email → FoEME develops its EcoParks in Jordan, Palestine, and […]

Reemergence of Earth Construction

Changing the way we think about mud You can make adobe bricks, use it as a plaster, ram it, or dig into it. For centuries, all around the world, people have been building structures with earth. It is estimated today that about half of the world’s population, on six continents, either lives in or works […]

What is more important than bringing a smile to a child’s face? FoEME opens new playground at the Auja Environmental Center

Life hasn’t always been easy for the children of Auja, a small village located in the Palestinian Jordan Valley. Certainly a complicated subject underlined by unemployment, limited resources and few opportunities for leisure and play. When FoEME established our Auja Environmental Center(AEC) we aimed to advance environmental education and awareness on the Jordan Valley’s geology, […]

Al Auja as a Palestinian model for an economically beneficial domestic water campaign

Al Auja village is a particularly tragic example of economic problems caused by severe water shortages in the Palestinian territories as a whole. In order for Al Auja to begin rehabilitation toward the prosperity of its “green” age, there needs to be other initiatives and opportunities for employment that are both economically and environmentally beneficial. […]

Welcome to Auja Environmental Center

Recently I had the pleasure of spending several days at the Auja Environmental Center in Al Auja, Palestine.   FoEME has developed two pilot environmental centers in the Lower Jordan River Basin.  Both centers, the Auja Environmental Center and the Sharhabil Bin Hassneh EcoPark provide wonderful opportunities to escape urbanity, learn about the local ecology, breathe in fresh air, […]

TAP Visit to the Jordan Valley

As a newcomer to this area, the list of water problems in the Jordan Valley seems both long and daunting. Just a few of these include untreated wastewater, frequent water shortages in many of the towns, and the condition of the Jordan River, which has all but run dry.

Members of Swedish Parliament Visit Auja Environmental Center

This blog post was submitted by Chelsea McDaniel, intern at FoEME-Bethlehem The Environment Knows No Borders On May 27th 2011, a delegation of 9 Swedish Parliamentarians visited the Auja Environmental Education Center. They had come to learn first hand about how the lives of Palestinians were being affected by the occupation. Shortly after arriving they […]

French Parliament, AFD and PWA Delegation Visits Auja Eco-Center

This post was submitted by Jesse Baltutis, Intern FoEME-Bethlehem. French Parliamentarians, representatives from Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD), a Palestinian Minister, and a host of various NGOs and French and Palestinian civil servants descended upon the FoEME Auja Eco-Center on May 19th, for an informative tour of the center, a discussion on the work FoEME […]