Ahead of the upcoming local authority elections, Israel’s environmental
organizations will join together in an attempt to put green issues at the top of
the public agenda when voters head to the ballot box later this
The Life and Environment organization, an umbrella group
representing well over 100 environmental NGOs, said in a press release issued on
Thursday that the campaign will bring together environmental activists in order
to cover a wide range of issues, including air pollution, public transportation,
recycling, and the like.
Life and Environment CEO Naor Yerushalmi said in
the release that “in many towns environmental issues are just given lip service
and we see these elections as an opportunity to change this.” The organization
said that it plans to hold lectures, get out the vote drives, and field tours
for activists and potential voters.