Sustainability And Innovation: The Key To Israel's Successful Development Story

There's a reason Israel is considered a "start-up nation" with a tech sector that accounts for up to 40% of the country's GDP�and it's all about sustainability, Quartz reports.

"In Israel, sustainable development is not a frill or a buzzword; it is a necessity for improving the well-being of current and future generations," the Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology says in a press release.

According to a 2016 survey, Israel recycles 87% of its wastewater, with Spain coming in second with 20%.

Israel also leads the world in the distribution of water technology, recycling 20% of its wastewater, Quartz reports.

"Israel also pioneered drip irrigation technology, which is said to help feed nearly one billion people by reducing a plant's water consumption by up to 90%," the Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology says.

In addition to water technology, Israel's Start-up Nation sector also includes solutions for communication, internet, medical systems, agriculture, biotechnology, security, water desalination, wastewater treatment and recycling, and water management, digital printing, and more. Read the Entire Article


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South Berkshire Rural Health Network Gets State Grant

The South Berkshire Rural Health Network has been awarded $11,820 to develop a strategic plan and improve connections to the region's most vulnerable residents as part of a $250,000 grant from the...more

What Do We Know about New Schools in the United States?
Foundation: Carnegie Corporation of New York

A new report from the Carnegie Corporation of New York finds that more than half of America's public schools opened in the last 30 yearsand that's a big deal. "That is wild!" says Robin Lake,...more

The Freedom to Give Fuels American Generosity: How to Protect Charitable Giving

Americans are giving more money to charity than they've ever done in their lives, but there's a lot of room for improvement, according to an industry group. In a report released Tuesday, the...more

Over 250 Nonprofits Signed Up for Rural Philanthropy Days Next Week in Southwest Colorado
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado

"It's a really unique opportunity because it does bring together those regional funders, and then those Front Range funders that fund (across the state) but maybe haven't been down here recently,"...more

Reasons to Love Chattanooga'S People and Philanthropic Spirit
Foundation: Benwood Foundation, Lyndhurst Foundation

The city of Chattanooga, Tenn., has been named one of America's best cities to live, Quartz reports. According to the Chattanoogan, the top 10 cities to live in America are all in the South, with...more

22 Cognitive Activities For High Schoolers

If you've ever wanted to know what it's like to be a professional athlete, now's your chance. NBC News reports that the National Federation of State High School Associations has released its...more

Fostering Innovation for Climate Neutrality

A new report from the International Energy Agency finds that governments around the world are falling behind when it comes to developing clean energy technologies, with subsidies for wind and solar...more

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The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization has declared Kenya's arid and semi-arid regions to be among the world's most vulnerable due to climate change, the BBC reports. According to a press...more

Innovative Students Awarded

Denali Walrath was berry-picking with her family in Nome, Alaska, when she came up with an idea for an app that would keep tabs on dangerous animals like bears and musk oxen, KTUU reports. The...more

Calling All 'Ecopreneurs': Stanford Gsb'S Big Move In Ventures That Combat Climate Change

Last year, Stanford University launched a new school focused on sustainabilityand this year it's teaming up with one of its own business schools to create a new ecopreneurship program, the San Jose...more






The Girl Scouts of the USA, with assistance from First Lady Michelle Obama, is launching an unconventional recruitment campaign designed at reversing a decline in participation by girls and adult volunteers.




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