Have a Garden? …Try Composting

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I know it sounds crazy, but composting is a great way to green your life, and it’s a lot easier than it sounds. But most important, it significantly reduces the damage we are doing to our environment. Most of the junk that goes into the garbage can be composted products like egg boxes and shredded […]

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Smelly House? Get Plants!

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Plants around your home or office not only brighten up the place, but they are natural air conditoners and have been shown to remove up to 87% of indoor pollution in 24 hours! Skip the air fresheners and buy some plants instead. If you buy spices you can eat them as well! Interested in seeing […]

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Crispy Carrots

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Have you ever found that your carrots get limp and rot after a day or four, no matter what you do? If you peel/or wash them and keep them in a container of water at the bottom of your fridge they will stay for several weeks, even up to a month! This also works great […]

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Keeping Your Greens

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Have you ever had trouble keeping your spices longer than a day? If you leave them out they dry out, if you keep them in a bag they rot… what to do? You can keep your aromatics (leafy spices) and salad lettuce leaves fresh for longer by washing them, then wrap them is a paper […]

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Keep it Clean

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A clean KumKum (electric water urn) is an efficient one. Keep your KumKum clean by periodically boiling equal parts water and lemon juice inside. This will extent your urn’s life and keeping it boiling happy.

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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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