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Carlo Petrini's Slow Food, A Review

Slow Food has been garnering lots of attention lately, with an international convention in San Francisco in September and another in Italy just this week. It seems like the perfect time to pull out the Slow Food anthology, this week’s entry in our eco-reads review series. ‘Slow Food’ is one of those elusive yet still […]

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Gil brushes up on his "Natural Finishes"

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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Daniella Relishes 'The End Of Food' by Paul Roberts

For those readers about to participate in tonight’s Yom Kippur fast, Green Prophet Daniella Cheslow offers up many reasons why we need to think again about food production in this weeks ‘eco-reads’ review: Paul Roberts may be the only food writer capable of swinging from prehistoric man gathering berries to a doomsday scenario ten years […]

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Earth Shattering EcoPoems

“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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Review of 'God in the Wilderness'

Here is the first in the summer season of Green Prophet ‘eco-reads festival’: environment-focussed books , some sharp and caustic, some funny or fact-filled, all written to get us thinking and working for the earth. Over the next month or so, a new review will go live each week, written by a diverse group of […]

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Review of 'The World Without Us' by Alan Weisman

Could nature ever obliterate all our traces? How would it undo our monumental cities and public works, and reduce all our myriad plastics and toxic synthetics back to benign, basic elements? Alan Weisman: ‘The World Without Us’ 2007 Halfway through reading this enthralling book, I realized I was looking at the world in a new […]

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'Facing The Change' Anthology

Feeling gloomy and despondent about Climate Change? Do you feel, like my dear Welsh friend Tim in London whose default position on this (and everything) is that we are all “doomed”? Well, we here at Green Prophet are all about finding optimistic solutions, and giving attention to some of the projects that are trying in […]