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Sunday, September 1 • 9:30am - 10:45am
Israel's Nature and Environmental Campaigns 101: Grassroots Environmental Victories Go National, Thanks To Kids' Activism at Home

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Presentation, including film clips, will review Israel’s natural treasures, the status of recent environmental issues and projects from Israel’s northern to southern borders. As a developing nation (Israel signed the Kyoto Accord with ‘developing nation’ status), Israel has not yet approached western progressive standards. On the upside, creative approaches to environmental national campaigns have proven highly effective in Israel - models that could be recreated locally. LESSENING THE FOOTPRINT IN THE HOME has been most smoothly accomplished through environmental education programs targeting children - green roofs, community gardens, water conservation and more have spread like wildfire throughout the nation, as a result.

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Michelle Levine

American Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (ASPNI)
Michelle Tova Levine has spent almost a decade in Israel researching nature and environment in Israel and has an M.A. in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona. As the (past) English Spokesperson for the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel for the last 8 years, Michelle is uniquely qualified to lecture/comment about environmental issues across Israel. She published SPNI News, the largest distribution English-language... Read More →

Sunday September 1, 2013 9:30am - 10:45am
Multi-purpose Room