GlobalTap Offers Water Refilling Stations in North America, Bringing Better Water a la "Better Place"

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As with any good idea, it doesn’t mean a thing if you don’t find a convenient, easy, and preferably aesthetic way to bring it to the masses.  Shai Agassi, founder of the electric car company Better Place, understood this when he hired industrial designer Gadi Amit to design the company’s electric car charging ports. And […]

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Qatar Establishing Gene Bank of Local Animals and Plants for Conservation

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In a step towards preserve the wealth of its national animal and plant populations, Qatar will be setting up a gene bank of local species.  Dr. Sheikh Faleh bin Nasser Al Thani, the Director General for Research and Agricultural Development of Qatar’s Environmental Ministry, said that “Qatar has a precious legacy of flora and fauna […]

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Recent Jerusalem Seminar in Architecture Focused on Green Design

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The Jerusalem Seminar in Architecture, an international conference series initiated in 1992, is devoted to discussing contemporary issues in the fields of architecture, urban planning and design.  And since green design is one of the most important issues in contemporary architecture, the last conference (25-27 of January, 2009) was on the subject of Green Design: […]

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Organic Garden at Neveh Amit Retirement Home Keeps Centenarians and the Environment Healthy

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When most of us think about retirement homes, we think about sad, isolated places with TVs turned to the highest possible volume, very few visitors, and a faint smell of old soup.  Not so in Neveh Amit in the Jerusalem area, where the residents are energetic and environmentally conscious. The residents/gardeners (aged 75 to 100) […]

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Israeli NGO Tevel B'Tzedek Helps Rectify Environmental Damage in Nepal

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Tevel b’Tzedek, an Israeli-based non-governmental organization, defines itself as being “dedicated to creating a new generation of Israeli and international Jews engaged in social and environmental justice by offering them a direct experience of the developing world through study and service internships.” One of their most recent service internships, in the Dunwa Rai fishermen’s community […]

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Jordanian EU Ambassador Ahmad Massaadeh Named Mediterranean Union Chief

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When Jordanian EU Ambassador Ahmad Massadeh’s name was proposed as the new head of the Mediterranean Union Project on Tuesday, everyone applauded.  The project has been stalled due to infighting, and other representatives are hopeful about Massaadeh’s ability to make progress. The Mediterranean Union Project, which was launched by French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris […]

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Haifa University Study Generates a Profile of the Israeli Cyclist

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A new study profiles the average Israeli cyclist. If you’ve read the title, looked at the picture, and are either excited or worried that Haifa University has discovered that most Israeli cyclists are physically fit exhibitionists… then no, that is not what their research has to report.  The study’s findings are nevertheless very interesting. The […]

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Greenpeace Petition Calls on Netanyahu to Attend Copenhagen Climate Change Summit

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Lebanon’s Prime Minister is going, but Israel’s won’t. Locals sign petition to get its PM to Copenhagen. Sick of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s excuses for not attending the international Cophenhagen summit on climate change, Greenpeace has been circulating a petition in order to urge him to attend.  Apparently, many Israelis agreed with Greenpeace.  Within […]

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Rima Malallah Brings Handmade Art and Love on a Bike to Amman

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Rima Malallah, a young woman living and creating in Amman, Jordan, is bringing her colorful handmade art to the Ammanian masses.  Different from other galleries in Amman, Malallah offers a wide variety of products (including original paintings, prints, postcards, journals, cards, jewelry, handpainted ties, hand-knit scarves, bottle vases, key chains and coasters) and encourages interaction […]

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Inspire Collective Brings 150 Artists Together for ReUse 3 Exhibition in Tel Aviv

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Reuse design?  We thought Green Prophet had it pretty much covered.  We’ve brought you plastic dolls converted into lamps, plastic bags transformed into wallets, beer bottles made into beads, and lots more.  But the surprises keep on coming. Reusing an abandoned movie theater as an art exhibition space?  There’s an idea. An idea conjured up […]

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EcoOcean Opening a New Marine Research and Education Center This Week

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EcoOcean is an Israeli non-profit organization that has been working since 2002 towards maintaining a healthy marine environment in the eastern Mediterranean and the Red Sea.  The organization’s team of Israeli scientists does this by conducting research and running ecological education programs. (You can read here about its director’s Andreas’ swim with the whales). Education […]

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Israeli Presidential Conference Includes Environmental Content This Week

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Israeli President Shimon Peres has been keeping busy lately with all of his environmental advocacy.  Last year he launched Tel Aviv’s Earth Hour by powering down the lights in the Tel Aviv City Hall and Azrieli towers, then he inaugurated Israel’s first “green city” – Kfar Saba, this year he unplugged Jerusalem for Earth Day […]

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