Carbon Offset Initiative
Birthright Israel Onward is committed to making your experience in Israel more environmentally sustainable. Therefore, we are proud to offer all 2023 participants the opportunity to mitigate the climate impact of your Israel travel via optional carbon offsets. In an inaugural partnership with RenewIL, Birthright Israel Onward has selected three inspiring organizations, each working to make Israel a leader in combating the global climate crisis. We encourage you to opt in for a small $50 charitable donation to the recipient of your choosing. To maximize the impact, Birthright Israel Onward is matching each donation 1:1 with a $50 contribution of its own, so your $50 becomes $100. Together, we can make a difference!
Start-Up for Nature
Over 90% of Israel’s historic wetlands have been lost in the last century – drained and dried up. Yet healthy natural wetlands – in addition to the critical role they play in maintaining biodiversity — are the best, most efficient way to store carbon and mitigate the effects of climate change. Start-Up Nature, a bold initiative of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel, is reversing this loss of biodiversity by rewilding former fish farms into a network of wildlife sanctuaries, showcasing for the world a model for nature-based carbon storage – even in places where land and water resources are scarce! Click Here to donate to Start-Up Nature
Good Energy Initiative
Good Energy Initiative is a Climate Changing Social Enterprise founded in 2006. The initiative develops unique projects that pair sustainable technologies and environmental performance to achieve social gains. Onward has chosen to support the Urban Afforestation project, which aims to create a long-lasting, ecological and responsible urban tree planting platform. The platform will plant 25,000 trees in urban centers across Israel over the next five years. These urban “forests” absorb long-term greenhouse gas emissions, mitigate the heat island effect, and create a sense of community in underserved areas. Click Here to donate to Good Energy Initiative
Good Food Institute
The Good Food Institute (GFI) is an international, science-based non-profit organization focused on building a sustainable, healthy, and just food system. GFI Israel partners with scientific institutions, governmental organizations, and businesses to promote groundbreaking alternative protein research and innovation. Click Here to donate to Good Food Institute
If you would like your donation to be allocated to one of the three worthy recipients, click here, and let Onward do the work for you.
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