A true surprise now awaits visitors to Ramat Hanadiv's Footprint Garden: The eTree, which will be happy to quench your thirst with cold water on the hottest of summer days!
The eTree, made of metal pipes, reaches the grand height of 3.5 meters and is topped by a canopy of solar panels that produce energy from the sun 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Not only does this giving tree provide shade for visitors; with every passing breeze, it cools more drinking water for them.
The eTree is a socio-environmental initiative meant to further visitors' awareness of sustainability and to help link the community with the environment. Its manufacturer, the Sologic Co. is an Israeli renewable energy startup dealing with products that make solar energy accessible to consumers.
On 23 October 2014, the grandchildren of Ramat Hanadiv's environmentalists gathered to celebrate the 'planting' of the new solar tree -- the very first of its kind in Israel!