Thanks to the Birthright programme and the array of gap-year schemes, more young people from across the world have the opportunity to visit Israel, get back to their roots and find out what life is like for their Israeli cousins.
Now foreign students can gain skills about environmental advocacy and campaigning – Israeli-style – to take back to their universities and colleges, thanks to the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel’s Derech HaTeva scheme.
The first in the series of Green-Up Your Campus workshops starts this Friday, May 2nd in Jerusalem where students from across the world can learn about environmental leadership skills, the importance of sustainability in the Jewish faith, as well as exploring alternative energy, composting, green-building and setting up eco-friendly cafeterias.
Location: 9am to 12pm at the SPNI offices, Sergei Courtyard, 13 Helena HaMalka Street, Jerusalem. More information is available from 02-624-8743, 052-525-5193 (Maddie), [email protected] or the Facebook group.
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Photo credit: Martin Deutsch.