Zolaykha Sherzad Resurrects Traditional Afghan Crafts Via Modern Fashion Design

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Zolaykha Sherzad revives Afghan artistic culture and trains women with her Zarif Design company in Kabul. Fashion can be environmentally friendly in a few ways.  Green-ifying your outfit can be as simple as obtaining it from your local second-hand store, or using eco-friendly detergents and cold water to wash it.  Alternatively, it can mean that […]

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ecoQ Conference in Qatar (2011) for Clean Technologies and Sustainable Energy

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Planning is in full swing for ecoQ, an international environmental protection expo taking place in Qatar in September 2011. (From left to right: Haitham Shehab, Dr. Saif Al Hajari, and a member of the ecoQ team) Next September, the Qatar International Environment Protection Expo (ecoQ for short) will be presenting an international showcase of eco-friendly […]

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Make Your Own Organic Sunscreen

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Getting burned?  Make your own organic sunblock. [image via: Gadi Yosef] It’s mid-July in the Middle East, and unless you plan on being a hermit in an air conditioned cave for the next few months you’re bound to get hit by some serious rays of sun.  Sooner or later, you’ve gotta go to work, buy […]

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Lebanon Launches New Recycling Campaign, "Think Before You Throw"

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Before its garbage situation gets out of control, Lebanon is urging citizens to Think Before You Throw. [image via: blinkofaneye] With the average Lebanese person allegedly producing 1 kilogram of waste a day, the situation is pretty trashy (especially when Lebanon garbage trucks dump into the sea).  Delegates attending the launch of Lebanon’s new recycling […]

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Spend Summer Nights at Hiria, Central Israel's Garbage Dump, Among the Trash and Beneath the Stars

Get romantic at the dump! Hiria garbage dump tries to attract visitors this summer with outdoor movie screenings and activities for the whole family. Once upon a time, it was common to spend summer nights watching a movie outdoors.  Remember that scene in Grease at the drive-in, when Danny took Sandy out to watch a […]

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Rom Farm Brings Organic Goat Cheese to a Table Near You, With Some Help from the Handicapped

Eat delicious organic goat cheese and feel good about helping the handicapped at Rom Farm in the Galilee. Most organic farms have, at the very least, an environmental conscience.  Many of them believe that not only is organic farming more traditional and more delicious, but better for the planet (and therefore very important).  Not all […]

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Enjoy EcoBike’s Eco-Friendly Cycling Tours of Israel with a Cold Beer (Or Clean Conscience)

Bikes, beer and maybe even babes part of EcoBike: bringing eco-friendly cycling tours to a whole new demographic – the beer lover. Cycling, as fellow Green Prophet Karin has pointed out, has become very popular in Israel.  Despite the dangers of braving streets shared with temperamental Middle Eastern drivers, cycling has evolved to fulfill a […]

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Greenpeace’s Flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, to Grace Tel Aviv and Haifa’s Harbors

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Put down your matkot and take a tour of Greenpeace’s flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, this week. Beachgoers on Tel Aviv and Haifa’s shores will be seeing something a little different over the next days, in the form of Greenpeace International’s famous flagship – the Rainbow Warrior.  The most famous of all of Greenpeace’s eco-activist ships, […]

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Abu Dhabi Calls On Its Residents to Stop Polluting the Environment… With Abandoned Cars

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Abu Dhabi tells its residents not to pollute the environment by abandoning their cars. [image via: k.a.r.e.n] We’ve heard of personal cars causing all kinds of pollution – air pollution, noise pollution…  But abandoned cars polluting the streets and parking lots of a city?  That’s taking pollution to a different level.  And the Municipality of […]

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Abu Dhabi Municipality Launched Successful Paper-Less Day Campaign

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Abu Dhabi City Municipality teaches its employees how to reduce consumption on Paper-Less Day. [image via: hunflickr] Generally known worldwide as bureaucratic, red tape repositories for paper forms, municipalities do not have the most eco-friendly reputation when it comes to paper consumption.  (In fact, some environmentalists may claim that all those paper forms are wasteful […]

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Yael Uriely Shows Us That Good Things Come in Upcycled Shapes, Colors and Sizes

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Yael Uriely’s Dvarim Tovim (or “Good Things”) fabric jewelry line is made of vintage and upcycled materials. Good things don’t always come in shiny, new, plastic packages.  Sometimes, according to Yael Uriely, they come in upcycled, vintage packages that bring us back to previous eras revisited.  Yael’s line of fabric jewelry, Dvarim Tovim (Good Things) […]

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