Green Zionist Alliance
This group seeks to improve the environment of Israel and its region through the Green Zionist Alliance: The Grassroots Campaign for a Sustainable Israel. Learn more at: http://www.greenzionism.org
The Green Zionist Alliance, a North America-based 501(c)3 nonprofit, offers a place for all Jews — regardless of political or religious affiliation — who care about humanity's responsibility to preserve the Earth and the special responsibility of the Jewish people to preserve the ecology of Israel. We work to educate and mobilize Jews around the world for Israel’s environment; to protect Israel's environment and support its environmental movement; to improve environmental practices within the World Zionist Organization and its constituent agencies; and to inspire people to work for positive change. By focusing on the environment while working from a pluralistic and multicultural base, the Green Zionist Alliance seeks to bridge the differences between and within religions and people — helping to build a peaceful and sustainable future for Israel and the Middle East.
Location: Upper East Side, Manhattan (Exact address provided after registration)
Time: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 7:00PM
Location: Hollis Hills Jewish Center, 210-10 Union Turnpike, Hollis Hills, N.Y.
Time: Sunday, November 18, 2012 8:00PM
Location: Green Mountains of Vermont
Time: Friday, September 7, 2012 12:00PM
Canoe and camp with the Green Zionist Alliance! Join us as we revel in the beauty of early fall in the Green Mountains of southern Vermont. Enjoy a Shabbat outdoors with warm days and cool nights. Learn about environmental challenges facing Israel as well as Jewish perspectives on global environmental issues. We will paddle to a secluded campsite on a mountain lake where we will relax, reflect, study and pray. Click here for more information and to register: http://www.greenzionism.org/programs/gis/gis5
Location: The Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU, 7 East 10th St., New York, NY 10003
Time: Thursday, February 23, 2012 7:00PM
Time: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 1:00PM
Nestled in the Arava Valley, in between Israel’s Eilat Mountains and the Edomite Mountains of Jordan, a tragedy and a victory sit side by side. Part of Samar — a square-mile patch of sand dunes home to scores of animals, some near extinction — has been stripped of its sand in order to make concrete. But next to the wasteland, a victory: More than two-thirds of Samar has been saved, due to the efforts of the Green Zionist Alliance and its partner organizations in Israel. http://www.greenzionism.org/greenisrael/samar/224
Evonne, in answer to your question about Samar: There was a large protest at the dunes, with press coverage, arrests and people forming human barricades in front of bulldozers. It was quite a demonstration; sadly, the mining began anyway. More details in the Jerusalem Post: http://www.jpost.com/Sci-Tech/Article.aspx?id=251318
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