Community guidance in Cohav Ya'ir

Project Topic: 
Public health
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The Team: 
Sharon Roberts, Nitzan Shindler
More Info: 
As a part of our cooperation with the "Public Health Coalition", we participated by accompanying acommunity project to provide the community with tools to act against an environmental hazard, in their neighborhood. We met with activists from Kochav Yair who suffer from noise, air pollution andbad odors coming from two factories that recycle metal and asphalt. After touring the area and understanding the current situation, we presented aprogram specifying the various action options available to them. More particularly, we specified the legal options to deal with the noise and smell hazards. The idea of the project of accompanying communities is to pass on all the relevant information regarding managing an environmental struggle and not running the legal battle instead of them.