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 […]

A Visit from American University Students

A group of students passionate about the environment visited Friends of the Earth Middle East- Amman this past week to learn about Jordanian environmental issues and challenges. Eighteen students from the University of Minnesota met with FoEME staff to discuss the status of the Lower Jordan River, and to learn about our EcoPark. A Good […]

זומבה בערבית

This blog post was written by Ayelet Tapiro, Emek Hefer Community Coordinator at FoEME.  It is about a youth camp that took place with 30 water trustees from Emek Hefer, Tul Karem and Tabkat Fahal to celebrate World Water Day at the end of March.  This youth camp was held as part of our Good Water Neighbors project.  חוויות […]

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 […]

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, […]

Auja Environment Center: A Spring of Youth and Environmental Innovation

This blog post was submitted by Jesse Baltutis, Intern at FoEME-Bethlehem Auja Environment Center, Jordan Valley, May 12, 2011 The promise of sweltering temperatures and an unrelenting sun did not materialize, but the promise of laughter, fun and smiles on the faces of Palestinian youth abounded. With almost 200 children from a variety of schools […]

Israeli and Palestinian youth learn together about what it means to be ‘green’

This blog post was submitted by Netanel Silverman, FoEME Field Staff from Tsur Hadassah On Thursday, April 28th 2011, representatives from three youth communities – Nisui School (West Jerusalem), Tzur Bahar Village (East Jerusalem) and Ein-Karem School (Israel) – visited Netiv Ha-Lamed Heh Kibutz where we spent three days interacting in dialogue and learning together […]

World Water Day in the Jordan Valley

This post was written by Jessi Lehman, Intern at the FoEME Jordan office On Saturday, 26 March 2011, a group of children from the surrounding communities celebrated World Water Day at the Sharhabil bin Hassneh EcoPark. This event was linked to World Water Day celebrations throughout the world. Our event is included as “Water Matters […]