Mobile Ideas for Tomorrow - Competition Summit Event
Monday, 5th of September, in the Council for a Beautiful Israel in the Yarkon Park, Tel-Aviv, a Competition Summit Event marked the end of the competition held between German and Israeli students In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
In 2015, Germany and Israel celebrated 50 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. To commemorate this land mark, In the middle of 2014, KKL Germany decided to create a unique activity this year - a competition among students at elementary schools in Israel and Germany.
The competition proposes transportation solutions with a vision of sustainability and the environment. In the final project, the students were asked to submit a short film. The essence of the competition was to introduce students to issues in the field of transport, sustainability and environmentalism.
The "Mobile Ideas for Tomorrow" event marked the end of the competition (with a Reception, Screening of winning films Awarding certificates and prizes). Three winning teams received a one-week seminar on environmental issues in the other country –Israelis students traveled to Germany and German students are visiting Israel between the September 4-10.
Coming at first place from Germany is –"Projekt Mobile Ideen für Morgen“, Second place – "Beam me up – or not…“and third place – "Fuel Cell Energy".
The winners in Israel for the sustainable mobility are as follow:
· 1st Place: Magic School Bus, Ramon School
An innovative project - a bus assembler for youth movement children in Gedera. Instead of tens of private vehicles that transport children to activities.
· 2nd Place: Shalhevet Betnua , Shalhevet Shoam School
Application for creating car pool groups
· 3rd Place: The Road, Ahad HaAm High School
An offer to construct a bridge for pedestrians in the region of hotels in Petah Tikva, in aim to prevent accidents.
During the ceremony, KKL-JNF Executive Director of Resources, Development and Public Relations, Avi Dickstein, spoke about the relationship between transportation and environmental protection stating, "KKL-JNF seeks to educate the youth about sustainability."
Photo Caption: "Mobile Ideas for Tomorrow"
Photo Credit: Israel Melubani, Courtesy of KKL-JNF