This is My Earth‘s volunteers participated and engaged the audience by explaining what we are doing to save the environment in a beautiful community event.
Kiryat Tiv’on (Hebrew: קִרְיַת טִבְעוֹן, also Qiryat Tiv’on) is a town in the Haifa District of Israel, in the hills between the Zvulun (Zebulon) and Jezreel valleys. Kiryat Tiv’on is situated 15 kilometers (9.3 mi) southeast of Haifa, on the main road to Nazareth. Kiryat Tiv’on is the result of the municipal merger of several older settlements, Tiv’on (est. 1947), Elro’i (est. 1935), Kiryat Haroshet (est. 1935) and Kiryat Amal (est. 1937). On the outskirts of Tiv’on is a Bedouintownship called Basmat Tab’un.
With a population of about 19,130, people, the town is best known for the national park, Beit She’arim, which borders it on the southwest, and for its intense community activities.
The city of Kiryat Tiv’on is a small town, but in it, an extensive community of people who value nature conservation and sustainability thrives. It is well known for hosting community events and activities that bring the community together. The proximity to nature and parks make it an attractive place for residents seeking a more relaxed and scenic environment.
This is My Earth was presented in one of these community gatherings, just a couple of days ago.
People engage with TiME volunteers
The community event took place on the 27th of September between 11:00 and 19:00 and This is My Earth installed a stand in the fair. The event’s theme was ‘Save the Environment’ and started with a navigation and a trip through the Shomrim forest.
The fair included many stands and a performing stage. TiME‘s member of the board Michal Avdeev, teacher at the Oranim College, presented TiME to the audience.
We were very happy to receive very positive feedback from people (and kids!). Some attendees committed to spreading the word and asked how can they participate and how can they use This is My Earth in their schools. Others were sympathetic to TiME‘s cause and asked about the crowdfunding system.
People’s reactions demonstrate exactly why it is important for TiME to be present at such events. Raising awareness is, of course, crucial. Still, the immediate response of people wanting to spread the word, raise more money for nature conservation, and help our environmental cause is the real impact we are looking for.
In another very special stand next to TiME, you could pickle vegetables and cut them yourself, sew and fix your clothes or backpacks or eat delicious food from saved vegetables.
TiME‘s volunteer coordinator, Keshet Peleg, was also very active in presenting our work, and stated: “The interactive games and the watermelon really attracted people to come and hear about us”
Another very active volunteer, Shaked Shanas, also contributed to the presentation of This is My Earth.
We are all about communities, and we are creating a global movement through the efforts of hundreds of volunteers everywhere in the world. We believe science, democracy, and education are the best ways to protect animals and plants and preserve nature.
You can find more information about the people behind This is My Earth here.