At EMIS, we try to take education well beyond the classroom. The same values shares Tel Aviv University, which recently organised TAU Science Night. EMIS as one of a few external organisations was invited to hold its station during the event and Green Team was representing the school there.
Agriculture is one of the major contributors to global emissions of greenhouse gases and other types of pollution. Moreover, vast quantities of land are used for growing animals’ food and breeding them. Despite producing tremendous amount of food worldwide, the food crisis is present due to high rate of waste and uneven distribution of nutrition. There are many ways, in which one can decrease his environmental footprint related to food.
Once a year, Knesset, the Israeli parliament, holds a day that is devoted to the environmental issues. Many environmental movements in Israel come to the Knesset, speak out in committee meetings and advocate for sustainable actions. This year, Keren and Adee from Green Team joined and went to the Knesset with an Israeli environmental movement Green Course.
On April 22, the whole world celebrates Earth Day. We decided to take it one step further and on April 20-22, EMIS Earth Weekend took place. As the main theme of the event, we chose climate change. These three days were full of learning, discussing and taking actions, through which we could reduce our environmental footprint.
Building up on what we learnt about food crisis and need to grow food locally, we decided to build a community garden at EMIS. But it is much more than only this. The community garden is also about having a sense of shared responsibility and maybe most importantly, a lot of joy from taking care of your plants to eat delicious fruit and vegetables from them after a few weeks.