The first conference on education for sustainability of the Arabic community
During March, the education department was a partner in setting up the first national conference on education for sustainability of the Arabic community, led by the “Green Network”, the Ministry of Environmental Protection and the Ministry of Education.
The conference, which took place at Ramat Hanadiv, was conducted primarily in Arabic, on the subject of “Community and Environmental Justice”.
Two hundred educators from throughout Israel participated in the conference. The participants began their day with a lecture on community and environmental justice, delivered by Nabila Espanioly – one of the founders of the Mossawa Center for equal rights for the Arabic population in Israel, and particularly Arabic women’s rights, and the founder of the Al-Tufula Center for Women’s Empowerment in Nazareth. Later on, practical sustainability workshops were held, on topic such as: preparing perfumes and a first aid kit from plants, local entrepreneurship and the use of traditional methods for preparing creams, and alternative energy.
Participants also became familiar with the Nature Park by taking part in guided tours that focused on biodiversity and the affinity of Arabic heritage for sustainability.