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what is green campus

 

What is Green Campus?

"Green Campus" is an initiative of the Ministry of Environmental Protection whose aim is to implement the subject of environmental quality in higher education institutions.

The steering committee composed of representatives from the Ministry of Environmental Protection, from academic institutions, and from the Council for Higher Education, has drawn up criteria and guidelines in order to receive formal accreditation as a "Green Campus". The committee prepared criteria for the accreditation of institutes of higher learning as green Campuses, based on experience both in Israel and worldwide.

 

The criteria for the accreditation of institutes of higher education as "Green Campuses" as are follows:

 

Environmental Studies

Each campus will allow each student to take one elective course on the environment.

 

Contribution to the Community

Each campus will choose and implement a community environmental project, to be conducted by the administration, the students and the community. The project should lead to a change in behavioral and conceptual norms in the community in terms of environmental orientation.

 

Rational Use of Resources

Each campus will choose and implement one environmental aspect: a "reduction" program such as reduction of electricity use, water use, private car use, paper use or an "increasing" program. Such as increase in the quantity of bottles, toners, batteries and water collected for recycling.

 

For further information on the Ministry of Environmental Protection