SHE Receives Visitors from Olive Tree Initiative

Amid the arid hills, lies a patch of lush green with an entrance decorated with old acacia trees that provide cooling shade. Home for many specious including the Yellow Vented Bulbul, nomadic in their behavior as they travel from one branch to the next, chirping beautiful melodies, as such, is the beauty of nature that […]

Creating hope for the future at FoEME’s youth water trustee camp

As part of Friends of the Earth Middle East’s Good Water Neighbors youth program, yearly camps are organized where young members of different neighboring communities from Jordan, Palestine, and Israel come together to learn about their shared environment. On December 14th and 15th, such a camp was held at the Sharhabil Bin Hassneh EcoPark where […]

Municipality’s staff become experts in groundwater protection

Municipal staff from communities in the Jordan Valley will have all the knowledge and skills they need to plot, evaluate and act upon environmental hazards – particularly those affecting groundwater – after a GIS and hydrogeology training course held recently.

The World of Reducing and Reusing

The problems with excessive waste are far from unique to Jordan or the region that FoEME works in so sharing FoEME’s experience and learning from best practices elsewhere in the world is an important part of our work.  From November 12 to 18 FoEME was invited by The East and West Center for Human Resource […]

Young people develop environmental awareness

Sixteen young people from eight Jordan Valley communities took their first steps along the road to developing greater environmental awareness recently, when they participated in a Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME) community Geographic Information System (GIS) youth course.

Environmental Education

Although opinions differ about the existence of global warming, fact remains that human activity has a profound effect on our natural surroundings. These repercussions are potentially irreversible, and widespread. The clearest and most talked about example of such effects is of course the slow destruction of the Ozone layer. Additionally, human life and development have […]

Raising awareness one triathlon at a time

On the 30th of March, 2013, FoEME, in conjunction with Wild and Free Adventures and the Jordan Triathlon Federation will be organizing a triathlon at Ziglab Lake. By having this event at the Sharhabil Bin Hassneh Ecopark FoEME hopes to create a greater awareness of the EcoPark, while Wild and Free Adventures also hopes to encourage […]

Harnessing the Power of the Sun

If there’s one thing Jordan has plenty of, it’s sun. Its location on the world’s high solar radiation belt means the potential for solar energy production in Jordan is immense. Despite the fact that the country enjoys solar radiation of about 5-7kWh/m2/per day for about 300 days of the year, photovoltaic technology has been underutilized […]

The Iris of Jordan

When thinking of flowers the first thing that comes in mind is its bright, striking colors. However, the national flower of Jordan is the jet-black Iris.  Blooming in spring, this delicate flower can be seen near all of Jordan’s cities during its short season.  Still, the flower grows in abundance in particular on village roads […]