Jerusalem Celebrates International Water Day

Over 400 Jewish and Arab children from throughout Jerusalem, participants in the Rainwater Harvesting program, participated in a special day at Ein Yael.

 

Coinciding with International Water Day, more than 400 participants from 20 schools   Jewish, Arab, regular and special education - in the Jerusalem Foundation and Green Network's program, Rainwater Harvesting in Schools, held a special Water Day at the Ein Yael Living Museum in Jerusalem. The day featured presentations by students on various aspects of their rainwater harvesting systems, workshops on testing the quality of water, on making hanging planters from used plastic bottles, rain sticks, mosaics, weaving, and more. The event was covered on the local news as well, much to the excitement of the children. Couldn't have had better weather for a great day! 

 

Click here to watch a video of a child explaining how their rain water harvesting system works.

 

Yosef (Pepe) Alalu, Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem, noted at the awards ceremony that ended the day, "We don't see a project like this every day – a project that brings together Israelis and Palestinians. We don't see a project like this every day, that preserves the environment. Let us come together to preserve water, to preserve greenery, to preserve the relations between us, and we will be much better off."