Green Clean

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Being green is about being clean. In order to remove dust effectively from furniture use a slightly damp cloth – dusters only move the dust around. For a green polish try beeswax, it’s great for unpolished wood; or use a drop of olive oil, then buff with a dry cloth. This way you can cut […]

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Keeping it Cool

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Who wants an inefficient refrigerator? Wipe off the coils regularly, dusty coils can reduce the efficiency by 30%. Also let your dishes cool properly before you put dinner away. A healthy fridge will last longer, save energy and work better… What more could you want?

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Plastic Bags

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SO you went to the store and forgot your reusable shopping bag, you folded under the pressure and took a plastic one so that you could bring your groceries home. I’m sure that this almost NEVER happens, but once in a while it does… What to do?   Store empty grocery sacks, rolled into empty […]

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Put Down the Lid

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Living green means living healthy as well. Did you know that when you flush the toilet with the lid up droplets of water can spray up to twenty feet in the air. If you put the lid down it keeps sprayage down to a minimum and you can avoid picking up unwanted germs. This has […]

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The Forbidden Fruit of Eden Hills

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The Elah Valley. Beautiful rolling hills, a patchwork of gold, green and brown with fields, orchards and pasture steeped in biblical tales: Who wouldn’t want to live here? Thanks to developer Jake Leibowitz, hundreds of new immigrants, mostly from North America, will soon be able to move into the luxury Eden Hills development after 18 […]

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Car Pool

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If you are traveling anywhere, whether to work or the mall, find out if any friend or neighbor need to get to where you are going. One less car on the road means less traffic and less pollution! Set up an email group for your neighborhood where people can find a ride…

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Slow Food Farmers Market Comes to Tel Aviv

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With the Shavuot holiday coming up next week, harvest and cheeses (okay, mostly cheeses) are on everyone’s mind.  Shavuot is related to ancient grain harvest customs in Israel, making it one of the more significant agricultural holidays in Judaism. And agriculture has a big effect on the environment. Non-organic agricultural practices, such as using pesticides […]

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Get Some Sleep

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How many times have you gotten up to go to bed wondering what you had gained from that extra hour or three of television watching? Rather than sitting through a TV programme you’re not really enjoying, why not go to bed and get some extra sleep. It has been found that 42% of people worry […]

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Keep it Cool

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  Refrigerators and freezers account for about a sixth of all electricity use in a typical home. Over- or under-crowding makes the fridge work harder to maintain its optimal internal temp around 37 degrees F. This means that you should throw out all that junk that piles out in your fridge, but if it gets empty […]

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Plant Some Shade

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According to research by the Department of Energy shade trees can reduce the need for air conditioning by 7% to 40%. If you have a garden, plant a tree. It can decrease the energy you need to cool your space but also provide a place to hang a tire swing, not to mention the offsets. If you […]

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Batteries

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The batteries that you throw out today end up in landfills and incinerators. From here they eventually leak into the environment and can end up poisoning you tomorrow. Find out where the closest place for you to recycle batteries is. And if you use rechargeable batteries you will not only reduce the circulation of dangerous […]

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I-Day BBQ?

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For those of you gearing up for the traditional Independence Day (and summer) BBQ think twice before you decide to fill your food with chemical-filled smoke by using specially treated bbq starters. Instead, save up your milk cartons, not the plastic ones, mind you. The cardboard ones are coated with wax, it makes great kindle! […]

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Hydrogen Peroxide

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There are a lot of nasties on your fresh food. Do you know what goes into the fertilizer that your carrot sticks grew in? In the best case scenario … well … maybe I won’t get graphic. To help kill bacteria such as E. Coli on fruits and vegetables, add a 1/4 cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide to a […]

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Green Your Campus

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Thanks to the Birthright programme and the array of gap-year schemes, more young people from across the world have the opportunity to visit Israel, get back to their roots and find out what life is like for their Israeli cousins. Now foreign students can gain skills about environmental advocacy and campaigning – Israeli-style – to […]

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Bug Season… Ants

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Here are some eco-friendly tips for getting rid of ants… Try sprinkling one (or more) of these ingredients where ants enter your home and it will help keep your house ant-free this spring and summer: Lemon juice, cinnamon, baking soda, coffee grounds, vinegar. AND… if you mix all of the above and bake in the oven at […]

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Earth Day and Leavened Bread

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Jews all over the world have been working for weeks cleaning their houses from all remnants of unleavened bread. There are Jewish philosophers that explain that by cleaning their houses from this bread they are vicariously also cleaning their hearts from unwanted deficiencies. Part of daily green living is introspection and thinking of ways that […]

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