THE CAMPAIGN IS OVER - THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING. WITH MATCHING PRIZES FROM THE SKOLL FOUNDATION, WE RAISED OVER $78,000! IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT ECOPEACE MIDDLE EAST, PLEASE VISIT OUR DONATIONS PAGE ON OUR WEBSITE
Water is at the center of the humanitarian crisis facing Gaza, with limited water supply and wastewater treatment – only exacerbated by the violent events of the summer. Palestinians in the West Bank lack an equitable supply of water and sanitation services, while Israelis face contamination of shared water sources by untreated wastewater. This reality is a threat to human and environmental health and we cannot wait any longer.
To raise awareness amongst decision makers and the public on the urgency of water and environment issues in Israel and Palestine, EcoPeace Middle East launched a campaign titled “Water Cannot Wait”, calling on political leaders to reach a final water agreement.
Restarting negotiations on water and sanitation makes economic, ecological, and most importantly, political sense. The agreement would be a Final Accord on Water, replacing the current, failing interim agreement set by the Oslo II Accords, and would bring increased fresh water availability to every Palestinian while removing waste pollutants in rivers and streams that run through Israel, Palestine and Jordan
This agreement will not only be a win/win for both parties, but it will also help build the trust necessary for tackling the more challenging final status issues.
We need your help. We are looking for funders to invest in our upcoming campaign objectives.
How can you help?
Donate! Any donation can make a difference. You can consider donating…
- $100 for an online campaign advertisement
- $500 to produce a short video on the water crisis and its effect on every individual in this region
- $1,000 to cover costs of a regional workshop to discuss a Final Accord on Water
- $5,000 for a printed advertisement in a leading regional news source
If you donate $100 to this campaign, a native tree species will be planted in your name at one of our EcoParks in Jordan, Palestine, or Israel!
If you donate $5000 a dedication plaque will be placed in your honor at the Jordan River Peace Park!
Participate! Set up a fundraising page on CrowdRise (Don’t worry: it’s easy and fun!) and enlist your friends, neighbors, and family to join this Challenge.To make the most impact, create your own fundraising page to stay tuned on our weekly challenges. Time your donation so that we qualify for matching funds!
Share! Let your friends and family know about this campaign. Send them an email, post it on Facebook, Tweet it out, or share it on LinkedIn!
Any donation will help! Please consider supporting EcoPeace Middle East as we call on the public and politicians to recognize that Water Can Not Wait!
For those in the USA, your donation is tax deductible.
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EcoPeace Middle East is a unique organization that brings together Jordanian, Palestinian, and Israeli environmentalists to promote cooperative efforts to protect our shared environmental heritage. In so doing, we seek to advance both sustainable regional development and the creation of necessary conditions for lasting peace in our region.