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Project Coordinator, Jordan River Rehabilitation Project, Friends of the Earth Middle East's Bethlehem Office

Started Aug 8, 2011 0 Replies

JOB TITLE: Project Coordinator, Jordan River Rehabilitation Project, Friends of the Earth Middle East's Bethlehem Office ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND: Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME) is a unique…Continue

Palestinian Project Coordinator, Good Water Neighbors (GWN) Project; Full Time Position

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SUMMARY OF PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:Overall responsibility Coordinate and supervise the Palestinian adult activities in the Good Water Neighbors Project.Key areas of responsibilityUnder the…Continue

 

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Jacques Banne left a comment for Friends of the Earth Middle East
"I am the founder and the organizer of : Iartexpo art as a bridge for peace, International art expo and exhibit,a non profit organization,to help Israelis and Palestinians artists, to exhibit together to dialogue together.. Here in Israel.and (hope)…"
Jul 30, 2014
Friends of the Earth Middle East posted a blog post

Gardening with Less Water: Xeriscape in Amman

If you and your family were setting out to sea indefinitely on a small ship that would receive limited deliveries of potable water once a week, chances are you wouldn’t plant a garden of hibiscus and bougainvillea on deck. Why not? Because it would be impractical: these ornamental plants guzzle fresh water. They would be pretty to look at, but you’d soon chuck them overboard when you had to decide if you or the bougainvillea got the water that week.…See More
Nov 2, 2011
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Friends of the Earth Middle East awarded the Mount Zion Award 2011!

Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME) proudly announces that it is the recipient of the Mount Zion Award 2011!The award of the Mount Zion Foundation recognizes biannually the achievements of individuals and organizations that made an outstanding contribution to the enhancement of dialogue between the different religions and cultures in the Holy Land. The award was founded by Wilhelm Salberg, a Catholic priest. It was launched for the first time…See More
Oct 31, 2011
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Al Auja: Experiencing Palestine’s multifaceted cultural, environmental and political issues

Teresa Berninger spent three months as an intern at FoEME Auja Environmental Center. Here is her entry to the International Ecotourism Society titled “Al Auja: Experiencing Palestine’s multifaceted cultural, environmental and political issues”.…See More
Oct 11, 2011
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Exploring Energy in Jordan, Israel and Palestine: Part 2

This is the second blog in a series of three, which explore issues of energy in Jordan, Israel and Palestine. This entry was written by Shannon McGowan, FoEME intern at the Amman Office and studies International Environmental Policy at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.  Jordan faces multiple challenges within the energy sector, including increasing demand, energy costs, and dependency on foreign fossil fuel. Underlying…See More
Jul 28, 2011
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Exploring Energy in Israel, Jordan, and Palestine: Part 1

This is the first blog in a series of three, which explore issues of energy in Jordan, Israel, and Palestine. This entry was written by Daniel Olson, FoEME intern at the Tel Aviv Office and a senior Environmental Studies major at Yale University.When it comes to renewable energy use, some may see Israel as a contradiction. On the one hand, thanks to laws mandating solar water heaters in all buildings, Israel has the …See More
Jul 24, 2011
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Welcome to Auja Environmental Center

Recently I had the pleasure of spending several days at the Auja Environmental Center in Al Auja, Palestine.   FoEME has developed two pilot environmental centers in the Lower Jordan River Basin.  Both centers, the Auja Environmental Center and the Sharhabil Bin Hassneh EcoParkprovide wonderful opportunities to escape urbanity, learn about…See More
Jul 21, 2011
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FoEME Inspires Environmental Cooperation in Countries in Conflict

The week of July 3rd, a representative of FoEME was invited to attend and present at the Young Global Leaders Initiative on India Pakistan Cooperation Conference held on July 8-9 in Lahore, Pakistan.  This year’s theme was Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction: Managing Risks, Creating Benefits.The conference brought together leaders from Pakistan and India to address the management of shared natural resources and to learn from the success of…See More
Jul 19, 2011
Trevor Witt and Friends of the Earth Middle East are now friends
Mar 21, 2011

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My personal story:
Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME) is a unique organization that brings together Jordanian, Palestinian, and Israeli environmentalists. Our primary objective is the promotion of cooperative efforts to protect our shared environmental heritage. In so doing, we seek to advance both sustainable regional development and the creation of necessary conditions for lasting peace in our region. FoEME has offices in Amman, Bethlehem, and Tel-Aviv. FoEME is a member of Friends of the Earth International, the largest grassroots environmental organization in the world.
Why I want peace:
Water has been a prime issue in the Middle East that has both created possibilities for conflict as well as opportunities for cooperation. The scarcity of water in arid and semi-arid regions leads to intense political pressures, often referred to as "water stress." Political maneuvers by one country to secure water resources often hurt the water consumers of another country, and in times of conflict governmental cooperation on water issues can seem especially difficult. But shared water resources can also be a catalyst for dialogue. In fact water supply issues in the Israeli Arab conflict have been primarily the focus of cooperation rather than conflict.
Interests and activities:
FoEME is a project oriented NGO, using both a “top-down” (advocacy) approach coupled with a “bottom-up” (grass roots / community) strategy that has proven to be a very effective work model.

Our projects can be categorized according to the following themes:

* Geographical context - the Dead Sea Rift Valley runs from the Gulf of Aqaba / Eilat, in the south, along the Arava Valley, through the Dead Sea, up the Jordan River into the Sea of Galilee and beyond, connecting the peoples of the Eastern Mediterranean. Many of our projects are located along this shared, complex ecosystem.

* Socio-Economic based projects focus on issues such as sustainable water use, water privatization, trade, sustainable development, water as a human security issue, developing renewable energy and healthy food practices.

* Climate change stands on its own, as being one of the greatest environmental, social and economic threats facing the planet today, especially to our scarce water resources.
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Follow us on Facebook (Ecopeace foeme) and Twitter (@FoEMidEast)
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http://www.foeme.org
How I found mepeace.org:
Through our network
What I want to achieve here:
Promote cooperative efforts to protect our shared environmental heritage, advancing both sustainable regional development and the creation of necessary conditions for lasting peace in our region.
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Gardening with Less Water: Xeriscape in Amman

Posted on November 2, 2011 at 9:01am 0 Comments

If you and your family were setting out to sea indefinitely on a small ship that would receive limited deliveries of potable water once a week, chances are you wouldn’t plant a garden of hibiscus and bougainvillea on deck. Why not? Because it would be impractical: these ornamental plants guzzle fresh water. They would be pretty to look at, but you’d soon chuck them overboard when you had to decide if you or the bougainvillea got the water that…

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Friends of the Earth Middle East awarded the Mount Zion Award 2011!

Posted on October 31, 2011 at 11:03am 0 Comments

Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME) proudly announces that it is the recipient of the Mount Zion Award 2011!

The award of the Mount Zion Foundation…

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Al Auja: Experiencing Palestine’s multifaceted cultural, environmental and political issues

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 3:49pm 0 Comments

Teresa Berninger spent three months as an intern at FoEME Auja Environmental Center. Here is her entry to the International Ecotourism Society titled “Al Auja: Experiencing Palestine’s multifaceted cultural, environmental and political issues”.…

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Exploring Energy in Jordan, Israel and Palestine: Part 2

Posted on July 28, 2011 at 11:00am 0 Comments

This is the second blog in a series of three, which explore issues of energy in Jordan, Israel and Palestine. This entry was written by Shannon McGowan, FoEME intern at the Amman Office and studies International Environmental Policy at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.  

Jordan faces multiple challenges within the energy sector, including increasing demand, energy costs, and dependency on foreign fossil…

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At 9:37am on July 30, 2014, Jacques Banne said…


I am the founder and the organizer of : Iartexpo art as a bridge for peace, International art expo and exhibit,
a non profit organization,
to help Israelis and Palestinians artists, to exhibit together to dialogue together.. Here in Israel.
and (hope) in Ramallah

Please visit: http://iartexpo.jimdo.com

Face book page iartexpo2012 art as a bridge for peace
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Iartexpo2012-Art-as-a-bridge-for-Peace/329299923781485?ref=hl
I hope you like the idea.
We are starving for aid and help, most the time I work alone.
We are helped by our volunteers.
We need resources.
We seek for Sponsors to help us realize our project.

Please help me realize this dream.
Salam.Shalom.Pax.Peace
SPREAD THE WORD!
Jacques Banne

At 3:08pm on March 7, 2011, Eva said…

Friend from the Earth Middle East, my pleasure to be your friend.

i hope there will come peace and justice for all. i wish you what you need in life.

 

Best to you,

always,

Eva

 

At 11:38pm on January 3, 2011, Stewart Mills said…
Great to see your work!  The Middle East is a microcosm of the challenges we face as a globe towards finding ways to share resources for our future generations.  Ironically it is often through common threats eg environmental catastrophes that we realise our similarities as humans is much greater than our differences.  The recent fires in Israel saw the contribution of firefighting planes from Turkey.
At 10:14pm on November 21, 2010, Eli Williamson-Jones said…
Friends of the Earth Middle East-

Welcome to mepeace.org. I hope you make some great connections in the community while helping us build peace in the Middle East and the world.

Sincerely,

-Eli
(a fellow world citizen)

At 8:20pm on November 21, 2010, Waleed Hammad said…
Welcome to mepeace.org. Thanks for joining our website "the platform for peacemakers in the Middle East". We're waiting your updates, feel free to invite your friends to join our website and add discussions, blog posts, videos, peace events and photos.

As Inspire area's leader, I invite you to join our facebook group "mepeace.org" and help us increase the population of our peace community.

Regards
Waleed M. Hammad
Inspire area's leader, a moderator in the website and
English-Arabic translators team's coordinator
At 3:44pm on November 21, 2010, Oliver Haack said…
Water is indeed an important issue in the Middle East conflict. Looking forward to your contributions to mepeace.org!
At 3:43pm on November 21, 2010, Oliver Haack said…
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