WHAT IS GREEN PILGRIMAGE ANYWAY?
A pilgrimage is a spiritual transformation experience and usually something you do once in a lifetime. Each year, 250 million pilgrims travel in the world and approx. 5 millions in Jerusalem.
When pilgrims go back home – we want them to be spiritually and environmentally transformed. This is where pilgrimage goes GREEN.
Going green for pilgrims can mean respecting the local culture and environment, minimizing fuel-based transportation, eating and sleeping in small local places, and even volunteering in the place you visit
Going green for cities can mean cleaning up trash, preserving old buildings, welcoming pilgrims in a traditional local hospitality, and serve them local, sustainably grown food
We want to use Jerusalem as a backdrop for interfaith dialogue and one which can impact all pilgrim communities around the world
WHAT GREEN PILGRIMS DO
Focus on the spiritual, cultural and social experience along the route
Engage diverse communities in a dialogue of hospitality
Strengthen local economies
Leave a positive footprint
WHAT WE DO
We foster DIALOGUE among pilgrim cities, faith communities and environmental organizations
MEET & SHARE
We organize conferences, seminars and workshops in which representatives of the cities and the faith communities MEET, SHARE and LEARN from each other
We provide INFORMATION about the principles of sustainable travel, green faith sources, environment and nature, the Pilgrim Footprint
AROUND THE WORLD
We work in JERUSALEM and throughout the HOLY LAND, while seeking partnerships AROUND THE WORLD
WHAT YOU CAN DO
You can learn why Green Pilgrimage is important, what is our impact on pilgrimage destinations, and use it to prepare for your next pilgrimage
You can become a Green Pilgrim, plan your next pilgrimage according to the Green Pilgrimage philosophy, and become an ambassador of Green Pilgrimage
You can also support our initiatives, financially or by volunteering, and help us make pilgrimage greener, cleaner and healthier for all