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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…

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Added by Friends of the Earth Middle East on November 2, 2011 at 9:01am — No Comments

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…

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Added by Friends of the Earth Middle East on October 31, 2011 at 11:03am — No Comments

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”.…

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Added by Friends of the Earth Middle East on October 11, 2011 at 3:49pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Friends of the Earth Middle East on July 28, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

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 …

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Added by Friends of the Earth Middle East on July 24, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Friends of the Earth Middle East on July 21, 2011 at 11:53am — No Comments

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…

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Added by Friends of the Earth Middle East on July 19, 2011 at 2:56pm — No Comments

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