Since its inception, TAU has been Israel’s leader in environmental and biodiversity research. TAU collaborates with government agencies and NGOs to advance and disseminate knowledge, develop technologies, and train new generations of Israeli environmental change-makers.
$20-25 million National Zoological Center: Will modernize TAU’s research zoo, intensify innovative R&D, expand education & outreach, and reinforce efforts to conserve and reintroduce endangered birds and animals into the wild.
$10 million School of Plant Sciences & Food Security: The school’s vision is to intensify collaborative R&D aimed at delivering novel products, approaches and technologies to help meet worldwide demand for sustainable agricultural practices, new food sources and a secure global food supply.
$10 million Center for Renewable Energy: Accelerate the development of efficient, renewable sources to replace fossil fuels – ranging from biofuel made from seaweed to solar and wind energy – and thereby respond to a pressing global challenge.
$5 million Climate Change Center: This multidisciplinary think tank will bring together dozens of researchers from units across campus – together with private, industry and government partners – to seek out novel solutions for adapting to climate change and mitigating its harmful effects. .
$1 million Biorefinery Lab: To be constructed in the open sea, this lab will develop, test and perfect technologies for cultivating and processing seaweed – an as yet untapped renewable source of food and fuel.
$100,000 p/year x 3 years Public Education Fund for Sustainability: This Fund will enable the Steinhardt Museum to share its knowledge and insights with the public using diverse tools including two exhibitions now being planned and complementary scientific, professional, public and educational activities.
$250,000 Solar-Powered Water Desalination Project: This three-year project aims to develop a simpler and more cost-effective alternative to traditional desalination technologies, which are too expensive for developing countries.
$100,000 p/year x 3 years Food Security Initiatives: Diverse projects at the Manna Center for Food Safety & Security are in urgent need of support, including projects aimed at discovering solutions and technologies to safeguard plants and crops against climate change.