An impressive aerial shot of Israel’s garbage mountain – site of new ecological activity – for Passover.
You’ve already begun your preparations for Passover – you’ve starting finishing up all the yeast (or hametz) in the house, you’ve thought of ways to avoid food waste during the holiday, you’ve bought local, handmade and green gifts for your family and friends, and you’ve cleaned your home with an emphasis on reducing, reusing, and recycling. So what are you going to do during the days of the holiday? What do you have planned? We’ve assembled a list of ecological activity suggestions for those of you living in Israel, and for those of you that are young and old.
Aerial Acrobatics on Hiria (aka Trash Mountain): On March 31st, Hiria Mountain (the huge garbage hill that has been trying to green its nasty reputation in recent years, and which is pictured above) will be offering tours to the top of the mountain where visitors will be able to enjoy a spectacular view of Gush Dan and a special acrobatics show. For more information call Yaniv at 050-4488962.
The Earth is in Our Hands Eco Festival: On April 1st and 2nd, Neot Hashikma Park in Rishon Lezion will be hosting an eco festival for the entire family (check out the poster to the left). Events include a green circus, paper recycling and crafting workshops, composting instruction, and eco-art exhibitions.
Potato Festival: This Potato Festival happening on April 1st in Hevel Habasor will include tours of the potato fields, a colorful farmer’s market, and a pet adoption station. For more information call 052-9991003
Yevulim Farm Ecological Pesach Camp: The 5-10 year old campers at this ecological camp in central Israel will be exposed to a variety of activities that strengthen their connection to nature.