Some Arabic students at Friends went to Jordan for part of Spring Break. While there, we spent time with an organization called Friends of the Earth Middle East, an organization that strives for ecological awareness and preservation. They also emphasize the importance of international peace and diplomacy between Jordan, Syria, Israel and Palestine. We learned a lot about the challenges Jordanians have with water and efficiency. One small project they are working on is making a bird house from recycled soda bottles filled with sand. Together, we helped to fill many bottles to contribute to their birdhouse.