04.07.2011 02.Tammus, 5771
Environmental Protection Ministry files first report on efforts to make gov’t offices more eco-friendly.
Five government ministries have failed to come close to meeting targets to reduce their environment footprints, it was revealed on Sunday.
The Ministries of Defense, Agriculture, Tourism, Regional Cooperation, and Development of the Negev and Galilee fared the worst in the Environmental Protection Ministry’s first report evaluating government offices’ resource consumption and environmental preservation measures, the ministry said on Sunday.
Starting in December 2009, the Environmental Protection Ministry began setting reduction targets for consumption of water, electricity, paper, bottles and cans, as well as goals for increased use of recycled materials – all to decrease environmental destruction, increase government efficiency and save public funds, the ministry said in a statement….