The battle for the Jerusalem Municipality may be over (secular candidate Nir Barkat victorious over haredi rival Meir Porush or, in my view at least, a choice between dumb and dumber), but the struggle for the city’s environment is just beginning.
Last week Green Prophet told you that Naomi Tsur, former head of Society of Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) Jerusalem and founder of the Sustainable Jerusalem coalition, was elected to the municipality as part of part of Barkat’s ‘Jerusalem Will Succeed’ list – a move that has inspired optimism among the ranks of the city’s environmentalists.
This Wednesday 26 November, Tsur is giving a lecture on the subject of environmental activism and will no doubt have some interesting post-election insights to share.
The talk will be followed by a screening of the film, Bullshit, previously shown at cities across Israeli during May’s EcoCinema festival. The award-winning film follows Indian activist and physicist, Vandana Shiva, from her organic farm at the foot of the Himalayas to battles against globalisation, patenting and genetic modification of crops.
Starts at 8pm at SPNI Jerusalem, Sergei Courtyard, 13 Helena Hamalka. Entrance NIS 15, call 02-6252357 to reserve a place.
Top Photo by Michael Green