The group of students in green team CAS are investigating an issue that hasn’t been discussed or mentioned since EMIS was born, the eyes of these students started to look around and they saw an awful fact that sometimes humans don’t recognize the existence of it. Therefore, they are now investigating this issue.
Human’s impact on the environment is visible in all aspects of our activity: energy production, transportation, development of cities. On the top of that, we produce overwhelming amount of waste. In particular, each of us throws away everyday used papers, food leftovers or unnecessary plastic packages. We wanted to make sure that they will not end up in the landfill.
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.
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.
As we learnt in our visit to the hydroponic farm in the Dizengoff Center, food crisis is one of the most burning environmental issues worldwide. And following their example, we decided to build a hydroponic farm at EMIS.
Green Team has continuously working on the issue of food waste at EMIS and in the whole Hakfar Hayarok. In order to learn more about this topic, discover new ideas and gain partners for our actions, we had a pleasure to host Joseph Gitler, the founder of Leket Israel, in one of our meetings.
Domestic use of electricity is an important factor in energy consumption worldwide. Especially in Israel and at EMIS, air conditioning takes tremendous amounts of energy. On top of of that, we all tend not to turn off the lights or unplug chargers. As Green Team, we decided to raise awareness about this problem and persuade students and staff members to change their habits.