Green Prophet in Focus: Michael Green

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This week, our Green Prophet in Focus series gets up close and personal with resident Prophet Michael Green. Once a music journalist (he stands true to vinyl) and environmental activist in Bristol, UK, Michael has since brought his green wisdom to Israel. In addition to his position here as Prophet-in-residence, Michael is a journalist for […]

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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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Anat Safran's Infobags Make You Smarter and Greener: Third Great Green Prophet Giveaway!

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Paper is one of those materials with endless possibilities. Which is why Israeli (and international) designers keep having fun reinventing them over and over again. Last week we took a look at Guy Lougashi’s recycled paper baskets and recapped some of the other recycled paper products being made by environmentally conscious Israeli designers: wallets made […]

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Green Prophets in Focus: Jesse Fox

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So the Green Prophets in Focus series continues! Next up is Jesse Fox, a seasoned veteran of the green blogosphere. In addition to being a Prophet-in-residence here, Jesse shares his wealth of environmental wisdom on Treehugger. He is also studying urban and regional planning in the Technion Institute in Haifa–and we know he’ll use his […]

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Faith & the Environment: Multi-faith Perspectives

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In a special guest post, Steve Chase, the founder & director of the Environmental Advocacy & Organising course from Antioch University in New England, shares with Green Prophet his reflections from a University-wide event held this past february in the US that examined climate activism from both Jewish & Christian perspectives. “This week, Antioch University […]

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Don't Panic, It's Organic… Music: Non-Electronic Concert in Tel Aviv

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The word “organic” can be applied to many things in our modern day lives.  Most commonly, it applies to food that has been grown organically (meaning without pesticides).  But as a quick search in Webster’s dictionary showed us, the term organic means “of, relating to, or derived from living organisms.” And Tel Aviv’s “Don’t Panic […]

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Green Prophets in Focus: Karen Chernick

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While Green Prophet is unified in purpose, our Prophets are an eclectic bunch with distinctly individual perspectives. In this series we’ll be featuring an inside peek into what makes each of our Prophets tick. First up is Karen Chernick, art researcher and vegetarian gourmand extraordinaire. When she isn’t penning prophecies, Karen is employed in an […]

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A Wastepaper Basket Made From Wasted Paper

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Clever design, whether environmentally friendly or not, is something that everyone can appreciate. Who doesn’t love a passport case made out of map shower curtains, or a pencil sharpener that looks like an alligator? But we think that environmentally friendly design is almost always clever by default, because it reuses existing materials in creative and […]

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