A Little Action Can Go A Long Way
Israel joins the rest of the world in promoting environmental awareness and celebrating this year’s International Earth Day; however, according to an article in today’s Haaretz these actions are simply not enough. There are a variety of issues contributing to Israel’s environmental crisis. While the Israeli Government recognizes the need for change, they have thus far been unsuccessful in implementing new policies.
A little bit more help and attention to Israel’s environmental situation could make a big difference:
…even modest additions to the budget could strengthen the ministry. Last week, the Zalul environmental association organized a tour of the beaches. Ran Amir, head of the ministry’s beaches department, told participants: ‘I want to share an amazing figure with you. Our assessment is that a mere NIS 3 million is needed a year in order to clean up all the country’s beaches, those that are officially recognized and those that are not.”
To see full article in Haaretz click here.