Wet habitats where you can find frogs, toads, salamanders, and other amphibians, which are indicators of a pond or wetland's health status. Wet habitats in Jerusalem include springs, streambeds, winter ponds and dams. Vegetation characteristic to these habitats can be found alongside water insects and amphibians.
A spring, stream, or other body of water.
Trees that are ancient, rare, that have unique characteristics or historical significance.
A garden with a variety of plant life that may also contain entertainment venues, artistic or historical elements, seating areas and other services.
Sites with unique or beautiful blossoms, especially in the Spring.
Insect Watching Site
Sites where you can observe crawling and flying insects
Public Forest / Natural Area
Open natural spaces and forests that are accessible to the public. Many natural areas fit this category.
Contiguous land area that allows for wildlife passage between nature sites. Often these corridors follow streams/stream beds and steep slopes.
Park/ Recreation Area
Green areas that provide a space for recreation, relaxation, and activity.
Bird & Wildlife Watching
Nesting sites, wildlife habitats, and sites with interesting bird activity throughout the year. It is recommended to visit these sites early in the morning or towards evening.
Open natural areas within or near built-up areas of the city. Can include unique species or habitats.
Areas that afford a view of the unique landscape that characterizes the city.
Designated areas where dogs can run free, usually in large urban parks.
Community established and run gardens that transform neglected or abandoned public spaces into green, productive and sustainable assets. Residents acquire skills in soil improvement and composting, methods of saving and recycling water, growing vegetables and more, and create connections to each other and to nature.
Places where you can bring food waste, leaves, garden and lawn cuttings that can be biodegraded into rich new soil. In Jerusalem, many compost sites are located within community gardens.
The locations of all the major transportation stations in the city, including the central bus station, Light-Rail stations and Israel Railway stations.
Organic / Local Food
Stores that carry products with organic certification or that offer food that is grown near to where it is consumed or sold. Included are stores that carry a selection of organic products among conventional ones.
Scientific Research Site
Center or resource for research in natural sciences, environmental studies and related sciences and technologies benefiting biodiversity and humanity
Place to buy, rent, or exchange bikes.
Place that sells or exchanges reusable goods. May be a second-hand, thrift, charity shop, flea-market, or online resource.
Food service establishments that offer fresh, wholesome, and healthy food. Includes places that offer organic, vegetarian and vegan options. Animal products are from ethically treated or free range animals. Endangered fish, marine and other species are not served.
Shop that offers a variety of products that are ecological or that conserve natural resources, such as environmentally-friendly cleaning products, accessories to help conserve water at home, items made from recycled materials, etc.
Drop-off site for materials such as plastic, paper, metal, glass, etc., for recycling.
Sites and institutions that contribute to the community's sense of place and built environment.
Place where social, cultural, community, and educational activities and gatherings are held that meet the needs of the community.
Resources for environmental, sustainability and ecological information in person, by phone, and through other media.
Organization whose primary mission and activities focus on the environment, nature, and sustainability.
An organization or group that contributes in a significant way to the field of sustainability, but whose primary mission is not environmental in nature.
School with an environmental curriculum, green building and/or sustainability practices.
Website addreses to environmental information online.
Loans books and media, saving resources while spreading knowledge from a building that may be a landmark in the community. Important source of information and often an archive of community resources.
Museums of all kinds: art, archeology, history, nature, culture and more.
Organization or group that provides resources to help people in need, under-served populations, and people with special needs.
Heritage sites that have been recommended for preservation by the The Society for the Preservation of Israel Heritage Sites but that are not protected by the antiquities law. These institutions, monuments or unmarked historical areas have special significance to the community's sense of place and environment.
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