For her journalistic work, she won five Golden Screen Awards for the best current affairs moderator, the Rachel Primor Prize of the Second Television and Radio Authority, and the Kinneret Prize for Media, Social Issues and Environment.
In 2012, she founded the NGO, “Meatless Monday Israel” as part of a global movement calling for reducing the consumption of animals for moral, ecological, and health reasons.
Miki also brought her desire to bring about change to the government. In the two years she served as the chair of the Internal Affairs and Environment Committee, she brought topics for discussion that hardly ever received attention from government ministries. Some of her successes include the declaration to remove the petrochemical industries from Haifa Bay, the ban of plastic disposables usage in nature reserves and beaches, the removal of barriers to promote solar PV installations, and more.
In spending significant time with Miki in the past few weeks, we have enjoyed discovering that we share many dreams in promoting sustainability in Israel. While we also face many challenges – including democratic, socioeconomic, and climate crises – we are excited by the opportunities this period offers: namely, reaching more people in diverse spheres of influence; empowering and nurturing our alumni community; and instilling deep systemic thought among decision-makers.
Most importantly, we feel fortunate to have the opportunity to work so closely with Miki, an inspiring woman in her passion for promoting sustainability with genuine respect for humans, animals, and the environment. She is a most welcome addition to the women leading the Heschel Center.