We’ve had our eyes on Greek-Israeli green architect, Elias Messinas, for a while.
President of the NGO ECOWEEK (active in Greece, Cyprus, and Israel), and an environmental consultant to the Kramim Eco Village project in Israel, he’s also been busy over the past year in organizing a “green” civil engineering lecture series for the city of Beersheva.
Apparently, he still has some time on his hands. He’s going to be one of the important lecturers in a permaculture and green building course starting January 22nd in Meshek Tapuchi in Beit Nehemia, Israel.
Meshek Tapuchi is a center for permaculture studies and is in and of itself an example of sustainable living.
The course, hosted by Yonatan Tapuchi, will host lecturers with a range of experiences including Messinas and Tami Tsoori from Tel Aviv’s City Tree among others. It will also grant participants an international permaculture planning certificate, and those who excel during the course will be integrated into relevant projects.
The course will deal with issues such as: recycling used water, gardening in a dry climate, green planning and construction, creation and use of compost, waste management, pesticide-free gardening in the city and in the countryside, urban ecology, alternative energy, natural and herbal medicine, and ecological economics.
The organizers state on their course description that they “invite you to be pioneers and open up to a wide world of observation and action right under your noses, at home.”
For more information on the course, email [email protected]