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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Jerusalem Environment & Nature Conference: 18/19 May

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Green Prophet today heard about an interesting environmental conference we thought readers would like advance warning of: the Jerusalem Environment & Nature Conference, to be held at the capital’s Binyanei HaUma Conference Centre, on May 18-19. The conference features 6 sessions over the 2 days, all exploring the perspective of what has been achieved here […]

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Coffee Break

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Cut the junk out of coffee junkie. Instead of a foam or paper cup, use your own travel mug if you are on the go, or ask the café for glass if you have a few extra minutes. Not only can you cut waste but Styrofoam can actually disrupt your hormones. And you don’t want […]

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Say Goodbye to Bottles

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Clean water is a human right, a life giving force that should be universally available and commonly owned and managed. Right now, corporations pump billions of litres of water – water that belongs to everyone – out of underground aquifers each year and sell it back to us at a profit. Even worse, bottled water […]

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Use a Bucket

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Israel’s desert climate make keeping your car clean very difficult – especially when the sandstorms take hold of the region. When you wash your car don’t run the hose. Instead, use a bucket of water and a quick hose rinse at the end. It can save 150 gallons each time.

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