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Daily Archives: January 21, 2019

TREES FOR LEARNING AND TEACHING

by Rachael Diniega Peace Corps Morocco Volunteer   My town’s middle and high school campus with olive trees Fifty trees for the middle and high school, and over one hundred trees for the elementary school, equaling more than 150 chances for youth in my town to dig in the soil, care for another living organism,

TREE BIEN! A FEW FINAL WORDS ON MY INTERNSHIP WITH HAF

Manon Burbidge Lund University HAF Intern – Marrakech   As the sun sets on my three months with the High Atlas Foundation in Marrakech, I return to the experiences I have had, the lessons I have learned and the people I have met. My first two weeks were jam-packed with field visits and outings to

MOROCCO ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY NEWS ROUND-UP: 10TH-18TH JANUARY

Manon Burbidge Lund University HAF Intern – Marrakech Morocco to Invest $14bn in Renewable Energy Morocco is working towards achieving its goal of 52% renewable energy by 2030 by putting $14bn of investment into the renewable energy sector. Included amongst larger scale projects are installations of off-grid solar capacity which will reach 1000 rural villages

PRESS RELEASE: TREE PLANTING DAY PROVIDES ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEVELOPMENT ACROSS MOROCCO

French version Arabic version MEDIA RELEASE                                                    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday 17th January 2019 Tree Planting Day provides economic, social and environmental development across Morocco Moroccan communities are being invited to plant thousands

AN OPEN SPACE FOR OPEN MINDS

Celina Boehmer, HAF Intern   This week, part of the HAF-Team is travelling from Marrakech to Fes and then to Midelt area to collect and distribute 7100 trees to local communities. Our first stop was Fes, where we picked up the 7100 trees for the communities. We arrived in Fes and went to the Abdelaziz

7,100 TREES GROWN IN FEZ NURSERY IMPROVING LIVELIHOODS IN MIDELT

by Nisreen Abo-Sido, HAF volunteer, Thomas J. Watson Fellow On Monday, project manager Said Bennani, volunteer Celina, and I began our weeklong excursion to Fez and Midelt for environmental workshops and tree-planting activities.  On Tuesday, we visited the Abdelaziz Ben Driss child protection center to conduct an environmental workshop with the boys, plant trees, and