After years of neglect, Palestinians going green

17.05.2012                      25.Ijar. 5772                    Tag 40 des Omer

Umwelt:

After years of neglect, Palestinians going green

Officials are encouraging thousands of Palestinian children to collect compost, visit recycling centers, plant trees in hopes that the young generation will learn good habits.

In a society preoccupied with the struggle for independence from Israel, protecting the environment has often been sidelined – evidenced by the ubiquitous sight of burning trash and piles of garbage bags on sidewalks in this city of 30,000 north of Jerusalem.
Trying to raise awareness, officials are encouraging thousands of children to collect compost, visit recycling centers and plant trees. The hope is that the young generation will learn good habits, and maybe teach their parents something about conservation….