In 2015 Ramat Hanadiv initiated the Partnership for Regional Sustainability, bringing together the region’s five municipalities to guide and support community projects in Zikhron Ya’akov, Binyamina–Givat Ada, Jisr al-Zarqa, and the settlements in the Hof HaCarmel and Alona regions. Over the years, we developed a methodology and diverse tools for community motivation that connects people and place, and encourages local action.
We observed the welcome changes taking place in front of us: people connecting through an edible forest, residents connecting to the council through a wildflower project, increasing ripples of consideration and a connection to the adjacent natural landscape – valley, river, oak forest. These are just some of the community projects we supported.
The following booklet summarises 5 years of intensive community action and details the different projects that were run here; it is designed to inspire