Environmental Peace in the Wild Middle East

This post was originally published by Siach on April 2nd, 2012.  It was written by Amy Lipman Avizohar, Israeli Education Coordinator at Friends of the Earth Middle East. International Water Day occurs every year on March 22nd. At Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME), leading up to this important day, we were working hard on planning youth […]

Double Flush Toilets: Saving Water One Flush at a Time

Often, water savings happen during the most mundane of daily tasks: taking a shower, washing dishes, brushing teeth. Changing the way that we do these routine activities can have a big impact on the environment. Currently, you probably don’t devote a lot of thought to flushing the toilet. But 30% of household water is used […]

Support for FoEME is US tax-deductible!!

With the end of the fiscal year upon us, you may need to squeeze in your tax-deductible donations before heading off to that New Year’s party…you can make an online donation right now which is US tax-deductible and help start the new year in a green way by helping build FoEME’s three EcoParks!

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 […]

First Eco Youth Camp at the Sharhabil ben Hassneh EcoPark

Between the cold, rain, and mud, FoEME’s Youth Water Trustees still found time to learn about green building methods last weekend at the Sharhabil ben Hassneh EcoPark. 24 students from six of our Good Water Neighbors communities travelled to the EcoPark to gain valuable ecobuilding skills and interact with their neighbors. This was the first […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]