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Join us for a talk with Michelle Levine, Outreach Director of SPNI – the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel – and publisher of SPNI News, referred to as Israel’s environmental bible.

Levine discusses Israel's rapid transformation, from her early pioneering days 100 years ago to today’s landscape. While celebrating Israel’s achievements and environmental successes, such as the creation of the state's national parks, nature reserves and the Nature and Parks Authority itself, environmental problems were also created in the process. More recently, with Kyoto Accord “developing nation” status, Israel has not yet approached western progressive standards, such as the requirement to perform Environmental Impact Assessments before major development projects. Israel’s public bodies still think in the short term, and mistakes made now will impact the country for centuries.

NOTE: This talk will be repeated in Hebrew at 8:45 pm.


Brief Bio

As the (past) English Spokesperson for the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel for the last 8 years, Michelle Levine has covered is uniquely qualified to lecture/comment about environmental issues across Israel. She published SPNI News, the largest distribution English-language publication on Israel’s environment and wrote SPNI’s 60 projects book, referred to within the organization as Israel’s environmental bible. Michelle is now ASPNI’s Outreach Director.


This program is co-sponsored by ASPNI.

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