The electricity just came back on in Gaza so time for a quick post. It’s difficult to keep current with my writing when there’s power only 1/2 the day.
Today I attended the opening of an environmental exhibition in Khan Younis, a city in the Gaza Strip. Sponsored by the Palestinian Environment Supporters Association, the GREEN STEPS Exhibition was organized by children ages 9-15 to display the projects they have built from recycled products.
The goal of the project is to teach the children the three Rs — Reduce, Reuse, Recycle — and to encourage them to model this personal ethic at home.
Wouldn’t it be great if children in the US who are learning the same lessons could chat with these kids in Khan Younis? Not such a far-fetched idea because most of these kids are learning English and Skype is available. The biggest challenge is probably the difference in time zones.