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 […]
On 7 Dec. 2011, FoEME staff, along with a number of local human rights organizations, visited and surveyed bedouin encampment sites scheduled to be demolished. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Occupied Palestinian Territories, provides an information sheet on the topic with fast facts and a detailed map.
In recent years, communities surrounding the northern Dead Sea have been plagued by a severe house fly infestation. The lack of wastewater management has led to an insect infestation in the South Ghors Communities, as in many communities throughout the Jordan River Valley. This problem, discussed in FoEME’s 2007 publication “Identifying Common Environmental Problems and […]
Making water conservation a way of life, Part 3: Agricultural Water Demand Management in the Palestinian territories.
This is the third blog of a series of blogs, which explore issues of water demand management in Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories, looking at water saving options in the domestic and agricultural sector. This entry about agricultural water demand management in the Palestinian territories was written by Josef Wenninger, FoEME intern at the […]
This is the second of a series of blogs that explore issues of water demand management in Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories, looking at water saving options in the domestic and agricultural sector. This entry about agricultural water demand management in Jordan was written by Emily Hylton, FoEME intern at the Amman office. As […]
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 […]
This is the first blog of a series of blogs, which explore issues of water demand management in Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories, looking at water saving options in the domestic and agricultural sector. This first entry about domestic water demand management in Jordan was written by Arielle Levinson, FoEME intern at the Amman […]
Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME) proudly announces that it is the recipient of the Mount Zion Award 2011! The award of the Mount Zion Foundation recognizes biannually the achievements of individuals and organizations that made an outstanding contribution to the enhancement of dialogue between the different religions and cultures in the Holy Land. […]
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, […]
Teresa Berninger spent three months as an intern at FoEME Auja Environmental Center. Here is her entry to the International Ecotourism Society titled “Al Auja: Experiencing Palestine’s multifaceted cultural, environmental and political issues”. Scouting new trails for ecotourists