Jerusalem of Green

The more members in the organization, the more initiatives that can be undertaken.

By KEREN PREISKEL
April 13, 2016 19:45
4 minute read.
 the Jerusalem Green Fund

Taking part in the Jerusalem Green Fund clean-up activity on Good Deeds Day on March 15. (photo credit: COURTESY JGF)

 
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Although Jerusalem is central to the three main monotheistic religions, the adage “cleanliness is next to godliness” doesn’t ring true here. The city seems to be covered with litter.

In recent years, there have been efforts to make Jerusalem a cleaner and more aesthetically pleasing city. A central figure involved in this is Naomi Tsur, the indefatigable former deputy mayor of Jerusalem (from 2008 to 2013) and Director of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel. In 2015, she set up the non-profit organization Jerusalem Green Fund to “foster public accountability, and to promote environmental, social, and economic sustainability in Jerusalem.”

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