Health and happiness
Encouraging active, sociable, meaningful lives to promote good health and well being
The fund’s guiding value is UN Goal 11:
Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
The Hadarim Fund is committed to social and environmental indices, which it develops together with neighbourhood stakeholders, including the neighbourhood administration and different municipal departments (municipal), the neighbourhood council (civic), the Shahaf Foundation (philanthropic fund), local communities, the Gavrieli Segal planning firm the Israeli Affordable Housing Center, and other experts.
The Bioregional’s ‘One Planet Living’ model was chosen as a holistic reference framework for a sustainable neighbourhood. The model consists of ten action channels. We are currently in the process of building the specific indices for the project, including data collection and evaluation methods over the entire project lifetime.
The Hadarim Fund will work towards being certified as a B Corp.
Equity and local economy
Creating bioregional economies that support equity and diverse local employment and international fair trade
Culture and community
Respecting and reviving local identity, wisdom and culture; encouraging the involvement of people in shaping their community and creating a new culture of sustainability
Land use and wildlife
Protecting and restoring biodiversity and creating new natural habitats through good land use and integration into the built environment
Using water efficiently in buildings, farming and manufacturing. Designing to avoid local issues such as flooding, drought and water course pollution
Local and sustainable food
Supporting sustainable and humane forming, promoting access to healthy, low impact, local, seasonal and organic diets and reducing food waste
Using sustainable and healthy products, such as those with low embodied energy, sourced locally, made from renewable or waste resources
Reducing the need to travel, and encouraging low and zero carbon modes of transport to reduce emissions
Reducing waste, reusing where possible, and ultimately sending zero waste to landfill
Making buildings energy efficient and delivering all energy with renewable technologies