Council for a Beautiful Israel

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Council office in the Yarkon Park

The Council for a Beautiful Israel (CBI) (Hebrew: המועצה לישראל יפה‎, translit. ha-mo'atza le-Yisra'el ha-yafa) is a public non-profit organization focused on improving the quality of life in Israel. The Council was founded in 1968 by the Interior Committee of the Knesset and Aura Herzog, who remains its international president. CBI's activity is focused on the following fields:

  • Environmental education
  • National and local environmental action
  • Green urban projects
  • Environmental contests

CBI was established as Israel's first environmental association, and it remains the only association centered on urban issues.

Jerusalem educational center[edit]

In 2010 CBI started building a new environmental and educational center in Kiryat HaLeom, Jerusalem.


Most of the Council's activity is done by its 2,000 committed volunteers, including children, who are known as the 'Guardians of a Beautiful Israel'.

Yakir Award[edit]

The Yakir Award is awarded every year by the president of Israel for an outstanding contribution to the Jewish community in Israel and the Diaspora, especially in environmental issues and the preservation of quality of life in Israel. .[1]


  1. ^ ""Beautiful Israel"". 2008-04-01. Retrieved 2012-07-01. 

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Coordinates: 32°06′02″N 34°48′06″E / 32.1006°N 34.8017°E / 32.1006; 34.8017