Greenwash Alert: Shell To Fund Environmental Education In Jordan

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As a global oil and gas company, Shell has a murky history not just environmentally but politically. Yesterday we commemorated the death of environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa who was murdered for his campaigns against oil companies – and particularly Shell – in Nigeria back in 1995.

Solutions To Jordan’s Energy Crisis Must Be Sustainable

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Jordan may be dealing with an energy crisis exacerbated by attacks on the Sinai Peninsula gas pipeline – but now is not the time for rash decisions. Over the last of couple of months, voices highlighting the threat of an energy crisis in Jordan are getting louder.

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1000 Naked Israelis Strip to Save the Dead Sea

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While politics in the Middle East seems to overshadow environmental issues, some passionate Israelis decided to be a part of history, and photographer Spencer Tunick’s dream of his latest “Naked Sea&# installation , at the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth.

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Eastern Mediterranean College is Calling All Green Peace-Maker Teens

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Forty of the 200 allotted spaces are for Arabs from the West Bank, Jordan or other Israeli neighbor countries; another 40 are reserved for Israelis. Business & Politics Lifestyle & Culture diplomacy Egypt environmental education Israel Jordan Palestinian Authority West Bank

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Run Your Carbon Footprint Against the World’s

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Low for an American, but astronomical for a resident of Jordan. The average footprint for people in Jordan is 3.07 Climate Energy carbon dioxide environmental education greenhouse gas Jordan pollution

Textually Transmitted Conservation of Water

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Jordan’s mobile phone users will soon receive SMS tips on smart water use. ” Arwa reported that the Jordan-Arab region could face severe water crisis in the next three years , when it’s predicted that annual per capita water share will fall to less than 500 cubic meters. AFED Secretary General Najib Saab suggests it’s unlikely that rapid development to serve economic needs would also respect environmental concerns.

Green Education in the UAE, Business is Booming

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The Bee’ah School of Environment ( BSOE ), an education initiative created by a UAE-based environmental and waste management company, recently announced it is expanding its networks in the eastern and central region of Sharjah, engaging with 160,000 students in over 200 schools.

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Middle East Leaders To Launch Green Hajj Guide At House Of Lords

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From the first ever “cleansing&# [1] pilgrimage to Makkah in 628CE by the Prophet Muhammad of Islam, peace be upon him, to last year’s environmental policies for Hajj put into place by the Saudi government , there has been greater action by activists wanting a cleaner Hajj.

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2nd International Ornithology Festival in the Galilee

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The International Birdwatching Center of the Jordan Valley, Kibbutz Kfar Ruppin: Situated alongside the Jordan River near the town of Beit Shean, the Center located near excellent birding sites in northern Israel. Travel & Nature animals eco-tourism environmental education Israel

80% of Middle East and Africa Concerned About Climate Change

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For those of us dealing with climate change and environmental issues in the Middle East , it can feel like the region i s constantly playing catch-up t o the rest of the developed world. Climate Africa Climate Change environmental awareness environmental education MENA social change

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Abu Dhabi beach gains Blue Flag award

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The city of Abu Dhabi has become the first Arabian Gulf location to gain a Blue Flag environmental award for one of its beaches. Other countries in the Middle East and North Africa which already have Blue Flag awards for their beaches include Cyprus, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey.

Amman School Grows Tomorrow’s Activists

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Educators Michael Gohde and Molly Van Cleave dreamed up this novel project over three years ago as a means to exercise all the skills in an 8 th grader’s backpack. These are excellent programs, developing environmental awareness and collective youth action.

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The Rising Voices of Arab Women – From Social Activism to Eco-Feminism

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The link between social and environmental justice. For a lot of these women fighting social justice and human rights, the link between social and environmental justice is not recognized. Women in environmental activism.

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Sunday’s Green News Snippets

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Jordan Launches Masters Course On Climate Change. The University of Jordan has been granted 1 million Euros from the European Union to help establish a master’s programme on environmental engineering and climate change. Get your weekly dose of green news snippets from the region.

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The Arab Feminist Who Laid the Groundwork for Today’s Green Activists

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Recently in Jordan, the Google image was of Middle Eastern intellectual, feminist and writer, the late May Ziyade. . A century ago, in a pre-digital world, ideas were exchanged as they’d been for millennia: via dialogue and debate, and for educated elite, through writing.

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Gaza’s Getting 20! Zero-Emissions Eco-Schools

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Plans for the Gaza schools are currently being displayed at the COP 17 conference in Durban and will render education in the Gaza Strip significantly less vulnerable to the politics du jour. The first zero-emissions school will cost $2 million, which is no more than UNRWA usually spends on an educational facility in the region. Architecture & Urban eco-schools environmental education Gaza green building green design renewable energy Solar Energy Sustainable Development UNRWA

Dramatic Bird Migration on View at Israel’s Hula Valley

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We were sadly disillusioned when our guide explained that nutrias are an introduced species that’s become an environmental pest. Travel & Nature animal conservation environment environmental education

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How Do You Stop Greenwashing? Train Better Activists, Of Course

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Emerging Environmental Movement in Middle East. “It’s IndyACT has been working in the region building activism skills and training activist, especially environmental activism, since 2003. What’s Sustainable About A Green Airport: Foster + Partners In Jordan.

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Jerusalem, 3/29: Ted-Inspired Environmental Peacemaking

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No stranger to such challenges, Israelis, Palestinians, and Jordanians have long struggled to make environmental peace amidst ongoing political disputes with the help of group such as Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME).

Katerva Picks 8 Global Projects to Save Planet Earth

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Economy: Worldofgood.com: EBay’s WorldofGood.com is the world’s largest multi-seller marketplace for socially and environmentally responsible shopping, which features thousands of products from around the world and combines trust and transparency with the online shopping experience. Read our interview with a woman in Jordan who has brought solar power to her village. The LEAF acronym promises a vehicle that is a leading, environmentally-friendly, affordable, family car.

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Shale Gas and The Ugly Truth: It is NOT Green(er)

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In Tunisia, shale gas is being marketed as low carbon and more environmentally-friendly but the latest research by scientist shows that it is far from that. Jordan’s Oil Shale Plans. via Jordan Times. Jordan Plunges Itself Into Oil Shale Hell.

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Turkey’s Beaches Are Third Best in World for “Eco” Blue Flag Rating

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The Turkish Environment Education Association General Manager Erol Gungor said, “383 beaches and 21 marinas in Turkey have been awarded so far, and now we are third in Blue Flag.”

Can Shared Water Be The Key To Peace?

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His goal: to use these very environmental tools to instead find common goals and connection and to build peace. The trip was funded by Tag , an international development non-profit that has helped Sarvodaya build an ecological education center very similar to the one in Auja.

Sunday Snippets: Green News From the Middle East

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Despite Jordan and Israel’s efforts to promote the splendour of the Dead Sea, it wasn’t chosen as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature (it did however make it to the final 10 contestants). Ford Awards $100,000 in Environmental Grants. Had a busy week?

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Israel’s “Green Queen” Royally Stamps Her Approval on Eco Design Products

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Green Prophet has encountered several green royals over the past few years, between Jordan’s Queen Rania helping organic farmers and lobbying for environmental education , and H.E. Jordan’s Queen Rania Says Educational Environment is as Important as Natural One.

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Palestinian Environmentalist Talks About Water, Dams & Finding Peace

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After gaining his PhD in 1986, he became a professor for Earth and Environmental Sciences and now works as a consultant for environmental health in the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Hebron alongside his post as a part-time professor for Geology and Hydrology in Birzeit University.

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Israeli School of Sustainability Funded By Major Polluting Firms

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Israel Chemicals, which is a cause of major environmental hazards in Israel, is funding a School of Sustainability in Herzliya. According to a report at Haaretz , the school will be focusing on the importance of environmentally conscious business development and entrepreneurship.

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Home Study to Green Your Education | Green Prophet

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When offering advice about how to reduce one’s carbon footprint, several environmental advocates, organizations, and websites suggest telecommuting to work as much as possible. Yet obtaining higher education degrees from home is a fairly new concept.

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Mother Of Five Will Be The First Emirati Woman To Visit Antarctica.

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Inspired by Tamer Hassein’s similar expedition last year, the environmental activist from Abu Dhabi intends to bear witness to Antarctica’s stark climate change.

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Make Greener Children With A Patch of Dirt

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Nat Geo Goes On Tour, Through The UAE

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Better awareness could lead to paying better attention to what ails us environmentally, culturally, and socially.

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A Mother's Voice Can Make Greener Children

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Israel Ministry Rules Against Unsightly Transmission Lines For.

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