Founded in 1982 by the New Israel Fund, SHATIL ("seedling" in Hebrew), has been on the front lines of the struggle for social change in Israel for twenty years. As a capacity-building center for grassroots social change organizations, SHATIL empowers the underprivileged with the tools to improve their lives and communities and builds institutions to promote long-term social change. SHATIL's mandate is inclusive and proactive - reaching out to understand constituencies on the economic and geographic periphery and maximizing their strength by facilitating coalitions among them. SHATIL's work strengthens Israel's democracy - increasing citizen involvement in the processes of government and the quest for social justice
The Goal of SHATIL's Environmental Justice Project is to develop an environmental movement capable of influencing policy and creating change in priorities and decision-making. The Environmental movement must contain professional and sustainable organizations capable of leading long-term struggles and taking an overview of the entire system.
Objectives of SHATIL's Environmental Project
- Reaching out to and empowering grass roots organizations, especially
those from disempowered communities.
- Creating frameworks of assistance and training for established
- Advancing public participation in the process of policy making,
decision making and legislation.
- Strengthening the place of the Palestinian Israeli population in
environmental and planning discourse.
- Raising awareness to the connection between health and environmental
hazards and encouraging action to reduce those hazards.
- Initiating and coordinating coalitions.
Contact person: Avi Dabush
Address: 9 Yad Harutzim St. P.O.B 53395, Jerusalem 91533