Be A Green Fellow At Tel Aviv University!

When you hear about Israel on CNN - let’s face it - it seems like a pretty rough place to be. And while it can be scary at times to ride a bus, or think about the consequences of a nuclear Iran, most of the time people over here live life like you do. Israelis enjoy going to cafes, watching European films and even some, we can report, are reading TreeHugger! While we were less optimistic about how many Israelis were concerned about the environment when we first started blogging from Israel – the deeper we have looked revealed to us that there is a lot of green going on beneath the surface. National security may always be a huge issue over here in the Holy Land - that’s why we have less posts on the savvy side of being green (i.e. bamboo chairs and eco-fashion) and more on environmental technology and global democracy projects, which are Israel’s strengths...So...If you have ever romanticized living in a far-off country and a relatively safe part of the Middle East – now is your chance. Tel Aviv University’s Porter School of Environmental Studies is taking applications for several positions in its one to two year fellowship program. Are you finished your PhD or are already an established lecturer and envision impacting the environment in the much-neglected Middle East? The Porter School, like Tel Aviv University, takes a multi-disciplinary approach in its research. Porter combines the environment with the arts, engineering, humanities, law, life sciences, social sciences and medicine. If you are an undergrad or looking to do an MA, Tel Aviv University also has a popular overseas program where you can hopefully plant some green seeds. According to Porters' website:

The Porter School is the only graduate school in Israel entirely devoted to generating, teaching and disseminating knowledge about the environment. In operation since December 2000, PSES is at the forefront of critical environmental research, policy analysis and cooperative endeavors, developing viable solutions to the fundamental environmental problems confronting Israel, the Middle East and the Mediterranean Basin.