New and exciting tochniot on the subject of sustainability and green kenim!
The woodworking volume, and the greenhouse and garden volume!
This week a training (hachshara) day was held for rakazim of green snifim (movement branches), a project possible by the cooperation of MATAN (the council of youth movements in Israel) and the office of environmental protection, for budgeting youth movement branches that educate towards sustainability and environmental protection through unique educational projects.
The NOAL hadracha center organized the day that was mean prepare the movements educationally and organizationally, 50 rakazim attended the day from almost every youth movement in Israel – Hanoar HaOved VeHalomed, the Tzofim, Hashomer Hatzair, Bnei Akiva, Ezra, HaMachanot HaOlim, HaIchud HaChaklai (the farmers union movment), and HaNoar HaLeumi. NOAL has about 15 kenim in the project.
The entire day dealt with the subject of workers and labor as a part of sustainability. The rakazim had a lecture by Galit Harran (rakezet of "Yotzrim Sviva – the hadracha center for sustainability, and member of Dror Israel) about the connection between sustainability and economics, society and environment, and about sustainability as a way to create a better society.
On top of that, additional lectured were held about movement project that combine labor and sustainability – Dror Educational Orchards, Kvutsat Almog for labor education, and the productive branches in the different kenim in NOAL. the lectures dealt with how labor is also an educational, empowering, imagination building thing, that can develop the ability to dream, allows to break social norms like gender and economic classes, and the value of working and labor.
The rakazim ended the day with creative workshops by "Yotzrim Sviva", that were about how to create a water recycling garden in a place with no yard, and how to build furniture from wood pallets that could be heading to the landfill instead.