Crediting & Partnering


Kibbutz Lotan’s Center for Creative Ecology works towards empowering individuals, change-makers and future leaders to engage in creative action towards environmental sustainability, sustainable development and social justice in order to build healthy communities, organizations and businesses.

Our flagship Green Apprenticeship program has been running since 2000 and is associated with various universities and organizations. We are happy to partner with universities and other academic institutions to credit the Green Apprenticeship or develop tailor-made programming that may be integrated within established courses. This program is credited in the USA by Paul Smith College.

For further information please contact: Mark Naveh


As climate change and social justice are becoming the crucial issues in the world today, we are consistently developing our programs and approaches to current global issues and challenges. We are constantly on the lookout for like-minded organizations and institutions with which to partner and collaborate. The Center for Creative Ecology is proud to be a partner of Israeli Permaculture Association  , Global Ecovillage Network (GEN- Israel) , Gaia Education

For further information please contact: Mark Naveh

Partner Programs

The Green Apprenticeship may be combined or integrated with other programs:

An extension to your Birthright-Taglit trip or academic studies in Israel in conjunction with our MASA Israel Journey Partners (see: grant eligibility).

  • The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies (AIES The Arava Institute is a leading environmental and academic institution in the Middle East, working to advance cross-border environmental cooperation in the face of political conflict with academic programs accredited by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU).
  • Habiba Community Nuweiba, South Sinai, Egypt -

  • Maslul Ishi / I-Track ( ) program for individuals that design an independent experience to get an up-close cultural experience of Israel.
  • Project TEN ( Following completion of your Permaculture sustainable development studies, continue with a 3 months volunteer assignment in the field of International Development with one of Project TEN\'s centers around the world, where you’ll get to learn about the challenges of agriculture in developing countries, together with hands on experience in creating agricultural initiatives and help strengthen local resilience. 
  • CityTree School of Urban Ecology
    CityTree is an ecological home conveniently located in the heart of Tel-Aviv, half an hour from the airport. It is a perfect place to land before taking the trip south to Lotan. 
    You can come for a night or two, or alternatively take a full 7- day retreat that will equip you with tools and ideas for sustainable living in the city, and in any ecological community.

Universities and associations we have worked, collaborated and partnered with:

  • Seminar Hakibbutzim College
  • St. Ambrose University
  • Sterling College