California has been facing serious drought conditions over the last few years. The crisis is so serious that on May 5th, the governor issued a statewide water use reduction decree:
“With emergency drought conditions persisting throughout California, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted an emergency regulation requiring an immediate 25 percent reduction in overall potable urban water use statewide…”
Israel is very familiar with drought situations, and has used technology to expand their green line—a process of moving gardens and foliage south into the desert—to help reverse this problem.
According to recent news reports, Israel is trying to help the state of California relieve their drought. USA Today published the article Israel to California: Here’s how to save water:
“’Israel no longer has a water shortage,’ said Uri Shani, a Hebrew University professor and former director of the Israel Water Authority.
“Israel and California have cooperated on water issues for years, but mostly ‘on a grass-roots level,’ said Yoram Cohen, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at UCLA-Los Angeles. ‘Now it's time to collaborate on commercial water technology projects that can benefit both countries.’”
My Olive Tree is passionate about planting in the Negev desert. We are committed to seeing Israel’s drought conditions improve and their green line move south as the trees bid the rain to come. To do that, we take advantage of drip irrigation to help ensure that our trees thrive in the desert climate with fruitful harvests that generate income and local food sources for the region.
For more information about My Olive Tree’s sponsorship opportunities and how you can make a ‘Green Difference’ in Israel visit: www.MyOliveTree.com.
Our mission is to create a partnership between the Evangelical community and the nation of Israel; this partnership will produce employment, income, and revenue for humanitarian aid projects in Israel. We envision the planting of one-million olive trees over the next seven years. This relationship was prophesied in the Bible centuries ago, that the foreigners and strangers (those not of Jewish descent) would help rebuild the walls of Israel and cause the desert to bloom (Isa 35:1). Among other things, this reforestation is an environmental blessing for the entire region. May all who participate in this project be blessed body, soul and spirit; it is time for you to take root in Israel!