As we’ve mentioned often here at Green Prophet, nature knows no boundaries. The environment, therefore, can provide a powerful incentive for collaboration amidst conflict.
Last week, in yet another example of cross-border environmental cooperation, the Council for a Beautiful Israel brought 25 Palestinian teachers and educators to their educational center in Tel Aviv for special training in environmental education.
The training was modeled after previous cooperation between the Council for a Beautiful Israel and the Towns Association for Environmental Quality, Agan Beit Natufa, a leading environmental organization among Israel’s minority Palestinian (Arab-Israeli) sector.
The delegation, all members of the Palestinian Authority’s educational system, learned new ways to integrate environmental awareness into their classroom education and to involve municipal authorities in environmental matters.
Eshel Segel, head of the Council for a Beautiful Israel, said
We welcome this productive cooperation, which began a year ago, and we’re happy to do our part to raise environmental awareness among young people in the Palestinian Authority. We hope that this cooperation, in both pedagogy and environmental science, will bear fruit soon and we can all enjoy a better environment.
Hopefully this training session is only the beginning, and this cooperative spirit will continue to allow Israelis and Palestinians to work together to protect their shared environmental future!
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