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Meat Free Mondays at Tel Aviv University

Tel Aviv University students join Paul McCartney’s and Yoko Ono’s international effort to raise awareness about the impact of meat on our health and environment. [Photo credit: Erez Katsav] A couple of weeks ago, Tel Aviv University students joined others at Harvard, Oxford, Columbia, and many other universities worldwide in a campaign – Meat Free […]

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Have a Green and Joyful Sizdah Bedar (Persian New Year)

If you are Iranian, now is the time to celebrate the Spring holiday. Make the green holiday, greener. [image via: Hamed Saber] Spring is celebrated as a time of renewal and regrowth among many religions and cultures that originated in the Middle East.  The Christian holiday, Easter, coincides with spring, as does the Jewish liberation […]

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ENGEX Conference on Energy, Water, Transportation and the Environment Offers 10% Discount to Green Prophet Readers

EngEx, an organization of independent and nonpartisan engineers, believes that “enhanced communication, achieved through unity and constant exchange of research and dialogue, is the means to a solution for energy, water, infrastructure, and climate concerns.” And it is organizing a conference in order to provide a forum for such communication. EngEx hopes that their conference […]

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Enjoy Ecological Activies in Israel During Passover

An impressive aerial shot of Israel’s garbage mountain – site of new ecological activity – for Passover. You’ve already begun your preparations for Passover – you’ve starting finishing up all the yeast (or hametz) in the house, you’ve thought of ways to avoid food waste during the holiday, you’ve bought local, handmade and green gifts […]

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Middle Eastern LG Electronics Design Competition Concludes with Iranian Eco-Friendly Winner, Ali Kajuee

Ali Kajuee from Iran wins for his eco-friendly design, called “Ecoquina” [Image credit: AHMED KUTTY/Gulf News] In order to better understand the needs of their consumers, and in particular their younger consumers in the Middle East, LG Electronics launched a three-month competition for what it referred to as “Conceptualife” kitchen design.  The company appealed to […]

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Join the Campaign to Get Facebook to Use 100% Renewable Energy

For the next week, your friends’ profile pictures might look a little different on Facebook.  A little greener.  Don’t worry, they’re not sick – they’re just concerned.  They’ve joined Greenpeace’s campaign to get Facebook to use 100% renewable energy and you should too. Starting tomorrow, Facebook protesters will be changing their profiles to icons such […]

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Make Some Creative, Reused, Green Noise This Purim

Purim, one of the most colorful and popular holidays in Judaism (probably because it is a mitzva to get, ahem, inebriated), is coming up this Saturday evening.  Colorful because it involves getting dressed up in costume, and popular because it’s fun to see everyone else’s creative costume ideas, eat delicious pastries, hear the story from […]

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Uber-Designed Kindergarten Provides Beautiful Environment, but not a Sustainable Environment

A beautiful, uber-designed kindergarten was recently completed in Ramat Hasharon, a suburb of Tel Aviv in Israel.  A collaboration of Sarit Shani Hay (who makes unique toys, children’s furnishings, and textiles) and Lev-Gargir architects, the design philosophy for the space was that “the environment children grow up in strongly reflects how their sensibilities develop and […]