The Boris Currency Institute inaugurates the Matanel Garden


“Green Naftali” is an innovative environmental project at the Naftali building of Tel Aviv University that combines interdisciplinary research, circular economy concepts and advanced environmental thinking. The project aims to make the Naftali building, home of the Gershon H. Gordon Faculty of Social Sciences at Tel Aviv University, energy neutral with a zero carbon footprint, water neutral and waste neutral.

On October 17, at 3:00 p.m. Israel time, 8:00 a.m. EST and 12:00 p.m. UK time, the Boris Mints Institute at Tel Aviv University will inaugurate the first installment of the project, the Matanel Garden, which is a vertical wall and a horizontal garden on the ground. The garden, which was built with a generous donation from the Matanel Foundation, includes the Green Wall, a vertical garden of 250 square meters that reduces the building’s energy consumption and a horizontal garden, which will serve as a learning and research center. . Biological pest control technologies, water recycling and renewable energies will be applied to the garden.

The Matanel Garden will include several research elements, including a monitoring system that will monitor energy and water inputs and outputs, thus evaluating the effectiveness of the various technologies used in the project, energy consumption and footprint. building carbon.

The Matanel Garden (Tel Aviv University)

At the opening of the Garden, the President of Tel Aviv University, Professor Ariel Porat and Professor Itai Sened, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences Gershon H. Gordon and Director of BMI, will greet you and a representative of the Matanel Foundation will address the assembly. after the unveiling of the Garden plaque. Professor Hadas Mamane, head of the environmental engineering program at the Faculty of Engineering, will speak about the overall research plan of the Green Naftali project.

The Boris Mints Institute is part of the School of Social and Political Studies at Tel Aviv University in Ramat Aviv and was founded by Dr Boris Mints in 2015 to encourage research, planning and innovative thinking to to promote meaningful positive change in the world. The Institute focuses on providing detailed strategic plans for implementation to decision makers around the world, based on research conducted by top researchers and students in five research labs: Inequality, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Development, Water and Conflict Resolution. The Boris Mints Institute also awards the annual Boris Mints Award, a $ 100,000 prize to academics helping solve global strategic challenges.
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This article was written in collaboration with the Boris Mints Institute.

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