Hiria, Israel’s hard-to-miss garbage mountain located off the road that connects Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, has been trying to fix its trashy image and go green. It has set up a recycling park to be used as an educational tool for professionals, created clean energy out of the methane resulting from garbage decomposition, made biking and hiking trails, and hired eco-friendly designer Brigitte Cartier to make a beautiful visitor’s center out of trash. It also houses workshops with creative ideas for reusing items that might otherwise help the garbage moutain grow.
This Sunday, July 19th it will go a little greener when it launches a new clean energy lighting system. Hiria’s getting the green light.
At an event that will be attended by Israeli Minister of Environmental Protection, Gilad Arden, members of Ariel Sharon’s family, representatives of environmental organizations, leaders of local municipalities, and the park’s architects, Hiria’s new lighting system will be launched for the very first time. The energy used for the lighting is generated from recycled waste.
People interested in attending the festive event can contact [email protected] to see if there are any spots left!
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