24.03.2011 18.Adar ll, 5771
Despite coming late to the party, the army is looking to turn its act around environmentally.
Vast tracts of land, millions of square meters of buildings and installations, hazardous materials, sewage, gas stations and infrastructure of all shapes and sizes, the IDF is the largest organization in the country and its impact on its environment and population is tremendous.
For years, the IDF was solely concerned with securing the borders and lives of its people, army sources freely admitted. Little thought was given to how to preserve the environment on its bases, firing ranges and training areas and how to conserve the massive amounts of basic resources the army consumes….