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BGU among world’s top green universities

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Friday, February 25th, 2011

As reported in Israel 21C:

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) has been ranked 46th greenest campus in the world, according to a study conducted by the Green Metric organization that compares universities on their degree of commitment to environmental education and implementation of sustainable policies. Thousands of institutions and associations across the globe applied to be graded in the list of 200, and BGU was the only Israeli university to be included.

“The BGU administration and staff have taken on the responsibility of public and environmental action,” said Prof. Dan Blumberg, Deputy Vice-President and Dean of R & D, and the Chairperson of BGU’s Green Council. “The University is extremely active in this field, indeed it is felt all levels of campus activity campus including among others: research, teaching ‘green activities’ and social involvement in the community.”

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