Gil brushes up on his "Natural Finishes"

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Today’s book review, part of our ‘eco books review festival’, is by guest writer Gil Peled: Jerusalem-based Israeli eco-architect Gil (who trained in architecture in the wilds of deepest Scotland…), has been involved in planning and designing on the green scene in Israel for many years. His ongoing project is coordinating a Jerusalem apartment building […]

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Two Books 'Spiritual Compass' and 'Free To Be Human' Direct Us To Act Local

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Guest reviewer Jeremy Zauder relishes two views of ethical development in a special double review this week: part of our ongoing Green Prophet ‘Eco-Reads’ green book summer festival: ‘Spiritual Compass’ and ‘Free To Be Human’: Reading these two fine books in succession, I found that they could be companion texts: though different in style and […]

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Review of 'No Logo': Getting Frustrated With Klein's Screed

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This week’s eco-book review is by Prophet Daniella Cheslow: Although Starbucks never made it in Israel, McDonald’s, Burger King, Puma, Crocs, Nike, Diesel, and the Coffee Bean are among the hundreds of global brands that have found eager customers among Sabras. I read Naomi Klein’s ‘NoLogo’ for some insight into the branded city of Tel […]

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Rabbi Julian Sinclair on 'Breakthrough' by Nordhaus and Shellenberger

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In this week’s green book review, guest reviewer Rabbi Julian Sinclair unpicks the recent ‘Breakthrough’ by US writers Ted Nordhaus & Michael Shellenberger. Last month Al Gore gave a rousing speech on climate change, throwing down an audacious challenge to the American people. By 2020, Gore declared, let American by powered 100% by renewable sources […]

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Earth Shattering EcoPoems

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“The trees are weeping in the Land of Israel… There is no compassion For the land’s raiment – Its seven species… And on these parcels of land Concessions will be granted To Burger king And Kentucky Fried Chicken.” From The Trees are Weeping by Aharon Shabtai We’ve seen how poetry and the environment can intersect, […]

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Jeremy Zauder Reviews 'The Emerald Planet' by David Beerling

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“The illumination is made possible thanks to the emergence of an exhilarating new discipline, one that integrates unprecedented knowledge of plants as living organisms with their fossil record and the role they play in driving global environmental change. “As we do so, we can see clearly that plants are not ‘silent witnesses to the passage […]

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Book Review of ‘Green Chic’ by Christie Matheson Who's Saving The Earth In Style

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“Embrace the fabulousness of green living”   Green Chic – Saving The Earth in Style by Christie Matheson Don’t believe it is possible to remain stylish while going green and living a simpler, more planet-friendly lifestyle? Then this book is for you – writer Christie Matheson has aimed her new book precisely at this target […]

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