Life and Environment - Israeli Union of Environmental NGOs

National Network

85 Nahalat Binyamin st.
Tel Aviv - Yafo

E-Mail (2)
E-Mail (3)
Mobile Phone
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. Environment/Sustainable development
General Information
The board of L&E is comprised of environmental leaders from its member organizations. L&E has a small and dedicated staff, comprised of 4 coordinators of its various projects and fields, several students that intern in those projects, and volunteers. L&E’s annual budget is around US$300,000. Its work is made possible thanks to the generous support of foundations and private donations, including: Richard & Rhoda Goldman Fund; Beracha Foundation; Green Environment Fund; Heinrich Böll Foundation; Gertzman Fund; Porter Foundation and others.
Mission and Objectives

Life & Environment (L&E) – The Israeli Union of Environmental NGOs is a non-profit non-governmental organization representing and serving over 120 environmental organizations. Empowering and strengthening its member organizations, Life & Environment’s provides a broad framework that fosters cooperation among the NGOs and offers vital professional assistance.
L&E is leading the effort of the environmental organizations to influence decision making processes in Israel towards sustainability and environmental justice, as well as further the integration of these issues into the discourse of both civil society and government agencies. Our advocacy efforts in recent years generated new laws, improving the availability and accessibility of information, as well as the participation and influence of the public through environmental and social NGO’s in local and national policy making.
L&E coordinates a network of volunteer professionals in planning and science, and initiates activity and research on environmental issues.

Main Projects / Activities

L&E is leading coalitions of environmental and social-change organizations that deal with issues such as climate changes, environmental justice and sustainable development. Their main goal is to influence policy in the national and municipal level.
L&E is leading the Israeli Environmental Movement’s major public events: Earth Hour, The Green Globe Award and the annual Environment Day at the Knesset (parliament).

Contact (1) Full Name
Naor Yerushalmi - Executive Director
Head of the organisation
Mossi Raz - Chairperson
Contact (2) Full Name
Maya Givon - Coordinator