First Friday: Sustainable Israel Palestine Projects with Peter Ornstein

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Date(s) - April 01 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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peter ornsteinSustainable Israeli-Palestinian Projects (SIPP): Environmental Peace Building

Presented by Peter Ornstein, President of SIPP

Israelis and Palestinians, Jews and Arabs can find common ground on environmental issues that affect everyone, and SIPP believes that we in Boulder can provide meaningful assistance.  In less than a year since our formal incorporation as a nonprofit organization, we have become engaged with Israelis and Palestinians on a wetlands project in the Kidron and an electronic waste project in the Negev and West Bank. In addition, we are hoping to get involved in a school pairing project near Be’er Sheva. This presentation will cover SIPP’s successes, challenges, and future plans.

Peter Ornstein is president of SIPP, an environmental lawyer, and a member of Bonai Shalom.  Peter had a career with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and retired in 2012 as the Deputy Regional Counsel in EPA’s Denver office.  Following his retirement from EPA, Peter joined the Colorado Mediation Center, LLC, offering environmental mediation services, and he teaches environmental law at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law.  In addition to law, Peter also has a graduate degree in hydrogeology and worked as a hydrogeologist early in his career.  Peter’s lifelong passion to protect the environment and support Israeli society has led him to work with others in our community to create SIPP.

Services begin at 6pm.  Dinner at 7:15pm and talk at 8pm.  BYOB Kosher wine or beer.  Dinner is $15 per member, $18 for non-member, $54 max per family.  Please RSVP by Marcy 29, 2016.

 

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