Sierra Magazine: Explore, enjoy and protect the planet.

From 2015 onward, new posts will appear only here: http://www.sierraclub.org/greenlife


The Green Life: Israel Constructing a New Green Tunnel

« Green Fashion Monday: An Eco-Haute Clothing Line | Main | Matt Damon Wants You to Buy this Water Bottle »

November 22, 2010

Israel Constructing a New Green Tunnel

Haifa Mt. Carmel Earlier this month, the Israeli city of Haifa announced plans to construct a new tunnel in accordance with green building standards. It'll run underneath Mount Carmel, allowing travelers to bypass the congested city center.

In a statement, Israel's Ministry of Tourism described how plans for the tunnel aim to "prevent the extensive environmental impact that the construction of an overland road would have caused." In addition, the project will involve replanting the surrounding hillside with native trees and white lilies, in place of what was previously a landfill.

The effort fits into the ministry’s efforts to bill the nation as a hotspot of environmental stewardship. Earlier stories on the organization’s blog announce that "Tel Aviv is Going Green" and describe the town of Amirim as "Paradise for the Vegetarian Traveler."

--Max Huber


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Israel Constructing a New Green Tunnel:

User comments or postings reflect the opinions of the responsible contributor only, and do not reflect the viewpoint of the Sierra Club. The Sierra Club does not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any posting. The Sierra Club accepts no obligation to review every posting, but reserves the right (but not the obligation) to delete postings that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate.

Up to Top

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...