IUED's 3rd annual recycling conference had over 350 recycling stakeholders come together to debate, negotiate and agree on how best to implement the new Packaging Law
Amit Bracha talks about Adam Teva V'Din's legislative agenda in 2011.
Gilad Ostrovsky is a man of vision. He has a national reputation as an authority on integrated solid waste management and before joining IUED in 2004, he was an extremely busy consultant on solid waste management. Educated at Bar Ilan University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, from where he earned a master's degree in environmental planning. He brings these skills – and his vision of a sustainable environment in Israel – to his position as director of IUED's comprehensive recycling & solid waste initiative.
IUED welcomes Aviva Zuller, development ambassador, who began to work jointly for IUED and FIE in January of this year>>
Every time Keren Halperin-Museri, director of IUED's Green Alert Help Center, visits Keseife, a small Bedouin village in the Negev near Arad, she is invited to stay for dinner. To the Bedouin living in Keseife, for whom hospitality is the highest form of gratitude, Keren and her staff are heroes...>>
Eli Ben Ari joined IUED in its early days, in 1995. Today he is head of the legal team and senior attorney in all of our land use and planning legal interventions. He was instrumental in the drafting of the landmark Coastline Protection Law (2004) and has secured legal precedents that permit shoreline construction only for tourism or public purposes>>
From San Diego to the Galilee...taking care of Israel's water resources.
At IUED, Sarit has fulfilled her aliya dream. Sarit is grateful to have personally influenced the water policy making process in Israel and to impact Israel’s future in a positive way, and hopes to continue doing so through her work at IUED.>>
When you’ve got a tough fight ahead, you need someone in your corner. IUED is a professional environmental advocacy organization that uses the law and scientific data to keep man and nature in balance. IUED’s mission is to ensure that Israel's economic growth is accompanied by smart infrastructure development and an iron-clad commitment to quality of life for all Israel’s citizens.
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Amit Bracha; "All inhabitants of the State of Israel, especially its underserved populations, have the right to clean air, clean water and access to open spaces."
Amit Bracha, Deputy Director of IUED for the last two years is our new Executive Director, effective March 1 2010. Read more about our new director>>
The air quality values regulations provide the foundation for reducing and improving air quality, and for cleaning up pollution black spots.
The government has approved a massive expansion of highway #1 at an estimated cost of 2.5 billion dollars. New construction will include bridges and tunnels - and destruction of the landscape and ecological damage.
IUED has published a report calling for the adoption of green building in Israel's schools and educational establishments. Israeli schools could be retrofitted with energy saving devices and climate controls that could add natural light and improve air quality.
Court rules in favor of open spaces and cancels a building permit in the central Sharon.
IUED has submitted a petition to the High Court of Justice to make sure that a proposed pilot drilling project complies with all planning laws. The oil exploration site is in the Adullam area. IUED has asked the court to issue an injunction halting pilot drilling until the project can be reviewed by planners.
Eilat's building boom is eating up precious last reserves of natural sand dunes in the Southern Arava. Despite a pending appeal in the Supreme Court, the Israel Lands Administration has awarded a tender for removal of sand from the site before the first hearing. IUED has asked for an injunction.
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The long-awaited report of the National Investigation Committee on the state of Israel’s water economy reflects closely the recommendations submitted by IUED, and in fact, the ongoing agenda of IUED’s Water Watch initiative.
The Defense Ministry must submit within six months with a remediation plan and budgetary allocation for cleaning up contamination of water resoures at the Hatzor airforce base. Millions of gallons of airplane fuel from the base form a contaminated plume in the coastal aquifer.
IUED is calling on the new attorney general, Yehuda Weinstein, to respond to the State Comptroller’s report with a decision to cancel plans for a 350-unit holiday village.
The Knesset has approved amendments to the bottle & can deposit law. Responsibility for collection of drinks containers now falls directly on manufacturers & distributors. Controversially, the larger 1.5 liter bottles remain outside of the law and will be collected by producers and importers under a voluntary agreement with the Environment Ministry.
Aluminium manufacturing plant not suitable for business park zoned for 'clean commercial activity.' Despite zoning laws and ongoing proceedings before planning commissions, factory began operating last summer. The Nazareth Administrative Court has now ordered the factory closed within six months.
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