ISRAEL IS LEADING THE WORLD IN CLEAN, GREEN & HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TECHNOLOGIES
MADE IN ISRAEL - CLEAN AND GREEN (Excerpts from video below)
"Today the world is focused on saving the environment, but Israelis were green long before it was popular. It's part of the Zionism dream to create a green-land, a green country, and actually with time, with experience, with research, we have studied how to do it.
The prophet Isaiah wrote about a time when "the desert would rejoice and blossom like a rose". To Israelis, that's more than an ancient prophecy, it's a Commandment."
ISRAEL'S SPIRIT & PHILOSOPHY ~ TIKKUN OLAM
"One of the Jewish commandments is TIKKUN OLAM, and the translation for that is:
TO REPAIR THE WORLD UNDER GOD. TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.
I see a direct correlation between our belief in TIKKUN OLAM and this incredible explosion of activity and innovation in this start-up nation."
MAKING THE DESERT BLOOM
"Look at a map of our region. We often joke that there is not even enough space to write Israel. So we had to conserve it, to keep it, to maintain it.
To the early settlers in Israel, going green meant planting trees and they started in the Negev Desert - a place that gets only 1-7 inches of rain a year.
In the 1940s, Jerusalem was still under Arab control. And Israel's first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion, believed that the Negev was the future of Israel so he ordered the creation of a manmade forest there but his team of scientists said it couldn't be done. Ben-Gurion's response, 'no problem, we'll get new scientists'. The Prime Minister got his new scientists and the Negev Desert began to blossom.
Today, the Yatir Forest has more than 4 million trees including carob, pine, olive, and fig. Israel is one of the fewest countries in the world, where at the end of the 20th century, there are many more trees than there were at the beginning of the century. Until now, we have planted over 240 million trees which is a nice number to this small country.
Scientists researched the best plants to grow in the Negev and one of their best sources was the bible. There are people who have dreams. It's all through the bible. And that's always been our methodology of the Jewish people. God gives us dreams . It's for man to interpret them, and man to experience them and that's really the roots of much of our innovation
The fact that were so flourishing here is a sine that this was God's will, that this was what was supposed to happen. This is the plan. We're good people, we are family oriented people, we have an incredible army in society. We have just began to figure out that we have to tell our story about who we are rather than engage in the constant bickering over the middle east conflict. We have to go convey what the beauty of Israel is.
We have planted biblical trees and the trees are surviving without additional irrigation by collecting run-off water - the same system that our forefathers did 2,000 years ago.
We like to serve other countries and share our knowledge, and study from other countries as well.
Israelis are not only working to protect the environment, they're also looking for new ways to keep the country running without oil.
Israeli is a beautiful country, a country definitely worth visiting with tremendous lush interesting areas, but we don't have the traditional gold mines, and massive oil, and diamonds . We basically have a country of human resources rather than natural resources so we very much value what little we have.
Israeli may be short on oil but it does have one natural resource that's virtually unlimited. We do have a lot of sun so we produce solar energy. But what some might see as a liability, Israeli has turned into an advantage. Israelis have been using roof-top solar panels since the 1950's when they were still unheard of in the rest of the world.
90% of Israeli homes have a solar water heater. There's no where else in the world that has that kind of thing.
In 2011, Israeli's first commercial solar field was completed in the southern Arava Valley. The company, Arava Power, now has 9 other fields under construction and plans for 40 more energy projects in the next three years. Their goal is to supply one tenth of Israeli's power.
The company's founder are now building solar fields in several third world countries like Haiti, Ecuador, and Rwanda. The solar field in Rwanda will provide 8% of Rwanda's energy.
Israeli has been a leader in clean technology from the beginning. Part of it is that our neighbors have had a lot of oil and have corrupted the world economy and political system and used it unfairly to impose harmful ideologies. Therefore, if Israeli can fight the world dependence on oil, what would be a better thing than that."
*Note from Editor: Israeli also has purposely stayed away from nuclear energy. They do have a nuclear reactor for research and weapon's production, but Israel has no nuclear power plants. They have an abundance of natural gas and as stated above, sun!
"Israel could not have made the desert bloom without its incredible innovations in water technology. As the world becomes more aware of the importance of conserving water, they are turning to Israel for exports and expertise.
The world is in a water crisis, one that will grow more severe in the coming decade. Water shortages will soon lead to increasing political instability, displacement of populations, and, more likely than not, political unrest and war.
Israel has become a global leader in the water sphere, with water-tech exports reaching $2.2 billion in 2013." (source)
risis if nothing is done.