In partnership with the Palestine Wildlife Society (PWLS) and the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF), a team of alumni from the Arava Institute are developing a youth environmental education center, housed in the headquarters of the Palestine Wildlife Society in Beit Sahour, Palestinian Territories.
The center is intended to raise the awareness of the Palestinian public on renewable energy, energy efficiency, and climate change and is aimed at youth ages 12-17. The objectives of the center are to:
- Present an informative survey about renewable energy; focusing on solar, conservation & efficiency, biogas, and wind, using locally relevant examples and content
- Address the local challenges for the Palestinian Territories, and provide practical and relevant options for overcoming those challenges.
- Empower the visiting youth to actively participate in nature preservation and energy conservation