Go for the Green! KKL-JNF promotes healthy living
Israel’s forests and parks are a labor of love for Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF) and one of Israel’s most precious national assets. Every year, they attract more than 2 million visitors who come to enjoy nature and the benefits of outdoor activities. To enhance this experience, KKL-JNF has built many different hiking trails, a country-wide network of biking trails, beautiful recreation sites, scenic lookouts, and exercise parks.
KKL-JNF’s vision of a clean environment and focused efforts to promote happiness, awareness of nature and sustainability extend beyond natural spaces to urban environments, too. With the climate crisis at the top of its agenda, KKL-JNF develops bike paths and community parks in towns and cities across the country and supplies hundreds of thousands of tree saplings a year that beautify the concrete landscapes and purify the air by absorbing carbon dioxide (30 kg. per tree per year).
In addition, KKL-JNF creates therapeutic green environments in medical centers across the country and is a part of a national initiative that replaces polluting public transportation vehicles (buses and taxis) with greener alternatives.