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The Sustainable Jerusalem Lobby was launched in January 2018 and is an initiative of the Jerusalem Green Fund 

The Sustainable Jerusalem Lobby (SJL) is a forum of organizations and groups who are all working for the environmental, social, and economic improvement of Jerusalem. Since its establishment in 2018, dozens of organizations have joined the lobby, which convenes on a monthly basis.


Members of the lobby - community centers, organizations, institutions, businesses, and community-based groups - have a shared vision for a more sustainable city. By generating a groundswell of public support for our agenda, we aim to have a positive impact on the Mayor and on policy-making in the Jerusalem City Council.​


  1.  Place the agenda of urban sustainability firmly on the public map, as an essential ingredient for a cleaner, greener, and healthier Jerusalem.

  2.  Impact the agenda and policies of the municipality.

  3.  Bring important Jerusalem issues to the attention of Knesset committees, and other relevant forums.

  4.  Generate serious media coverage of the issues raised by the lobby. 

  5.  Invite new organizations to become active members of the SJL.



On the first Sunday of every month the representatives of all member organizations are invited to join a steering committee meeting. Decisions made at these meetings must be agreed on unanimously and are binding for the entire lobby, regardless of the number of attendees.

The lobby has an active social media platform, including WhatsApp.


We have regular interactions with both elected and professional municipal functionaries, and we initiate and produce events together that promote our agenda (see our events). in addition, we employ a professional spokesperson, whose contribution has much increased the media presence of the SJL (media and communications).

To join this initiative contact us at

Activities of the Sustainable Jerusalem Lobby are conducted in Hebrew.

More information is available on our Hebrew website

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Green Inside and Out
Sustainable Jerusalem Lobby Members
Jerusalem Organisations and Action Groups 
Educational Institutions and Research
Community Centers
National Organisations
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