Monday, September 03, 2007

Attention enviromentalists!

Came across this interesting and challenging enviromental prize from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland .... note the 2000 and 2003 winners!

Of particular note was the winner for 2000 in view of Jordan's burgeoning problem with waste material from the olive oil industry:

"Professor Hikmat Hilal and Dr Amer El-Hamouz of the An-Najah National University at Nablus on the West Bank won the award in 2000 for their proposal to turn the waste from olive oil production into valuable by-products by means of environmentally sensitive processes. This waste is a significant problem in Palestine and in Mediterranean areas. Since winning the award they have attracted additional funds and are taking steps to start up a pilot plant. "

This prize is a great way to promote and highlight the importance of sustainable development to the public and is something worth thinking about for Jordan.

Is anyone interested in pursuing this possibility? J


Anonymous Rebecca said...

Last year I saw a tadfia in a greenhouse on Jerash road that was run using olive pits. I was particularly impressed because the olive harvest coincides with the beginning of the cool season in Jordan.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007  
Blogger joladies said...

Thanks Rebecca ... can you give an address or name of the greenhouse ... I shall start creating a list and see what emerges! J

Tuesday, September 04, 2007  

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