Green Israel

Latest news on environmental sustainability and social change initiatives in Israel from KKL-JNF, Israel's largest green organization. KKL-JNF is building the land of Israel for tomorrow.

Fire trucks are seen during a bushfire in Werombi, 50 km southwest of Sydney, Australia.
Australia Restoration - Act of Solidarity - Bushfire Relief Event

Australia is being ravaged by the most devastating and unprecedented bushfire season

By KKL-JNF
30/01/2020
French President Emmanuel Macron visits the KKL-JNF Memorial to the Deportation of Jews from France.
President Emmanuel Macron Visits KKL-JNF Holocaust Memorial to the Deportation of French Jews

During the visit, held as part of World Holocaust Forum events in Israel, the French President also met with 3rd generation descendants of Jewish deportees.

By KKL-JNF
29/01/2020
This Was Chanukah: 2019 Highlights from around Israel

Meaningful moments: respite days for families from the beleaguered Gaza border region and accessible fun days for children with special needs.

By KKL-JNF
13/01/2020
KKL-JNF: Keep Disposable Plastics out of Israel’s forests

Dear visitors: On your next picnic, please do not bring disposable plastic utensils into our forests. The forests and wildlife of Israel depend on you behaving responsibly.

By KKL-JNF
26/12/2019
KKL-JNF Holds Panel with Regional Decision Makers on Strengthening the Negev & Galilee

“Project 2040 will breathe new life into Israel’s periphery”, said KKL-JNF World Chairman Danny Atar, at the Israel 2040 conference in Nof HaGalil

By KKL-JNF
26/12/2019
Accessibility is in Our Nature

At KKL-JNF, every day is International Accessibility Day. Around Israel, you can find KKL-JNF forests, parks and tourism sites that are accessible to visitors of all abilities.

By KKL-JNF
15/12/2019
40 students from Sderot with special needs at KKL-JNF Field and Forest Center in Yatir Forest
Respite for special needs children from Israel’s south

The children got to bake pita on a saj, learned about the map of the Land of Israel, enjoyed beautiful views, had fun with the KKL-JNF Activity Mobile and more…

By KKL-JNF
13/12/2019
Dr. Doron Merkel, KKL-JNF Chief Scientist
KKL-JNF Forests - The Green Lungs of Israel!

The need to save our planet has become an imperative and we will do everything possible to keep it green, clean and healthy for generations to come!

By KKL-JNF
13/12/2019
Chief KKL-JNF Scientist: “Forests are the Answer to Climate Change”

Dr. Markel: “KKL-JNF forests absorb about one million tons of carbon annually - about 3.7 tons of carbon dioxide”

By KKL-JNF
27/11/2019
KKL-JNF Inaugurates the Renewed ‘Path of the Sages’ in Biriya Forest

The Path of the Sages, renovated and expanded thanks to the support of Friends of KKL Mexico, is now open to visitors.

By KKL-JNF
27/11/2019
KKL-JNF House Nof HaGalil Holds 2nd Annual Hackathon for Teens

Empowering outlying communities: Local teens develop apps at the 2nd annual entrepreneurship and app development course at KKL-JNF House in Nof HaGalil.

By KKL-JNF
20/08/2019
2019 International Educators Conference in Israel

Some 200 educators from 50 schools around the world participated in the 2019 International Educators Conference, where they gained the tools to connect their students with Israel.

By KKL-JNF
31/07/2019
Upper Nazareth: Students Eligible for Matriculation up by 15%, Thanks to KKL-JNF House

“There is a lot of heart and love in this beautiful place.” -Shimon Abuchatzeira, Director of KKL-JNF Houses for Excellence

By KKL-JNF
31/07/2019
Remembering the ‘Exodus 1947’, in the Carmel Mountains

Veteran Israelis who had been illegal immigrants abroad the Exodus attended the ceremony together with their descendants.

By KKL-JNF
25/07/2019
Special Needs Children Soar among the Treetops

With Etgarim at KKL-JNF’s Field and Forest Center in Tzipori, youth with special needs can zip-line, climb walls and even navigate a 25-meter ropes course, just like any other brave kid.

By KKL-JNF
25/07/2019
Can you spot the KKL-JNF firefighter extinguishing a fire at the Vermolin recreation site? Photo: Mo
Gaza Border Fires: 138 Incidents, 180 Acres Burnt

KKL-JNF surveys the damage wrought by incendiary balloons in Gaza border region forests.

By KKL-JNF
14/07/2019
KKL-JNF to Build Rest Stops along Israel’s Highway 90

As part of national efforts to prevent fatal car accidents on Highway 90, KKL-JNF will build rest stops along the southern section of the road.

By KKL-JNF
11/07/2019
Fun for Kids on the New Mitzpe Ramon Pump Track

The new pump track in the desert town of Mitzpe Ramon was built with the support of KKL-JNF’s friends in Sweden, in memory of Mietek Grocher, Z”L.

By KKL-JNF
11/07/2019
KKL-JNF firefighters extinguish a fire in Kissufim Forest near the Gaza Border. Note that the road a
KKL-JNF at the Forefront of Battle against Gaza Arson Attacks

Thanks to the fire prevention measures set in motion last year, the fires are causing less destruction this time around.

By KKL-JNF
08/07/2019
KKL-JNF’s board of directors
KKL-JNF Launches Comprehensive Gaza Border Work Plan

110m NIS work plan includes land development for housing, agriculture and roads, repairing existing forests and infrastructure, new cycling trails, community respite activities and informal education

By KKL-JNF
25/03/2019
Pittsburgh Mayor Visits Tree of Life Synagogue Memorial in Israel

“Unlike 80 years ago when Jews were murdered, the people of Pittsburgh rallied to help those under attack. The police and politicians…stood up and said ‘never again,” said Pittsburgh Mayor.

By KKL-JNF
12/03/2019
Rotary Israel Plants the Paul Harris Peace Forest in the Desert

Israel’s first Rotary club was established in Jerusalem, in 1929. Today, 90 years later, there are 58 Rotary clubs in Israel, with about 1,500 members.

By KKL-JNF
12/03/2019
Guatemalan Delegation Unveils Israel-Guatemala Friendship Garden

“We want the future generations of children in Guatemala to have a park they share with the children of Israel,” said Mario Búcaro, Guatemalan Ambassador to Israel

By KKL-JNF
12/03/2019
ICEJ Delegation Visits Gaza Border Region

A delegation of German-speaking members of the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem (ICEJ) spent a day with KKL-JNF on the Gaza Border and planted trees in a ceremony in Tzora Forest.

By KKL-JNF
12/03/2019
Liberian President Plants Tree for Peace in Jerusalem

Liberian President George Manneh Weah plants an olive tree in the KKL-JNF Grove of Nations in Jerusalem, becoming the 112th head of state to do so.

By KKL-JNF
12/03/2019
Children with special needs plant trees for Tu Bishvat in Neve Yaakov, thanks to Friends of JNF-KKL
Special Needs Children Plant Trees in Jerusalem

This special event, which brought much joy to the 120 children and their teachers, was made possible by KKL-JNF supporters in Germany.

By KKL-JNF
14/02/2019
Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skevernelis (right), with KKL-JNF's Euro-Asian Department Director
Lithuanian PM Plants Olive Tree in the Grove of Nations

Lithuanian PM Saulius Skevernelis becomes the 108th head of state to plant an olive tree in Jerusalem’s Grove of Nations as a symbol of friendship with Israel and the Jewish People.

By KKL-JNF
14/02/2019
Austrian President Dr. Alexander Van der Bellen (center) with his KKL-JNF Planting Certificate
President of Austria Plants a Tree in the Grove of Nations

On Tuesday, February 5, Austrian President Dr. Alexander Van der Bellen became the 109th head of state to plant an olive tree in the KKL-JNF Grove of Nations in Jerusalem.

By KKL-JNF
14/02/2019
Masa program participants from the USA and the FSU plant trees
Worlds Meet at Michmash Tree-Planting

Young American, Russian and Ukrainian participants in the Masa Israel Journey program plant trees together with IDF Border Guard recruits on their base in Michmash.

By KKL-JNF
29/01/2019
The Notes of Hope concert in Jerusalem in April 2018.
Rescued Musical Compositions of Holocaust Victims Released

JNF UK and KKL-JNF release Notes of Hope, a collection of musical works composed by Nazi death camp inmates. You can now watch the entire concert online.

By KKL-JNF
29/01/2019
JNF Toronto plants trees in Israel for Barry and Honey Sherman Z”L

Tuesday, January 8: Family and friends dedicated a grove of trees in the Carmel Forest in memory of Canadian philanthropists Barry and Honey Sherman z"l, one year after their sudden deaths.

By KKL-JNF
24/01/2019
Czech Republic volunteers fly in to work in Carmel Forest

Six volunteers from the Czech Republic come to Israel to volunteer for 10 days in the Carmel Forest, an annual tradition since the great fires there in 2010.

By KKL-JNF
24/01/2019
Youth of MDA and Tzamid plant a shared future together

Young members of MDA Youth and the Tzamid organization for people with special needs plant trees together in Emek Ayalon at a festive Tu Bishvat event sponsored by friends of JNF Holland.

By KKL-JNF
24/01/2019
Educators from Australia and New Zealand plant trees at the Tzippori Field and Forest Centre
Australian Educators Connect with Israel

A delegation of teachers and educators from twenty schools in Australia and New Zealand is embarking on a 10-day study tour of Israel.

By KKL-JNF
08/01/2019
L-R: Dana, Michael, Renee and David Goldenberg next to the sign dedicating Ellie's Oak Tree Corner
Ellie’s Oak Tree Corner Dedicated in Keren HaCarmel Forest

The Goldenberg family dedicate a recreation area in the Carmel in memory of their daughter and sister Ellie, whose life was tragically cut short at age 22.

By KKL-JNF
08/01/2019
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