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Guide to greening your wardrobe

There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness -Mahatma Gandhi It was my first year of university and I had just settled into city life. There were lots of friends, parties – a great social scene. Burdened by the cost of having to support myself, I eyed the fancy […]

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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 […]

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Reuse It or Lose It: How to Paper-Mache

In honor of international Earth Day, which was on April 22nd, we’ll be devoting a series of posts this week to Israeli ventures and businesses that make our consumption a little greener by reinventing used materials. If we don’t reuse our resources we may lose them altogether, so these green heroes definitely deserve our attention […]

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Reuse It or Lose It: How to Make Puppets

In honor of international Earth Day, which was on April 22nd, we’ll be devoting a series of posts this week to Israeli ventures and businesses that make our consumption a little greener by reinventing used materials.  If we don’t reuse our resources we may lose them altogether, so these green heroes definitely deserve our attention […]

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Review of the Film 'Khadak'

Mongolia, nestled between twin superpowers China and Russia, is home to the world’s last truly nomadic population of herders, living seasonally across the vast Gobi Desert. I’m a passionate scholar of all things Mongolian, having lived there for nearly a year some years back, and this gave birth to my fascination with Indigenous peoples and […]

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Reuse It or Lose It: Logging On to Online Re(use)sources

In honor of International Earth Day, which is today, we’ll be devoting a series of posts this week to Israeli ventures and businesses that make our consumption a little greener by reinventing used materials.  If we don’t reuse our resources we may lose them altogether, so these green heroes definitely deserve our attention and support. […]

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Reuse It Or Lose It: Read It Again, Sam – Used Books

In honor of international Earth Day, which is on April 22nd, we’ll be devoting a series of posts this week to Israeli ventures and businesses that make our consumption a little greener by reinventing used materials.  If we don’t reuse our resources we may lose them altogether, so these green heroes definitely deserve our attention […]

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Vertigo Dancers Get Their Groove On in an Eco-Arts Village

On the surface, arts and ecology don’t seem to intersect, yet some artists have discovered a connection between our relationship with the earth and their creative endeavors. With Robert Hass, we explored the relationship between poetry and the environment. Now Vertigo Dance Company, one of Israel’s best-known modern dance companies, is exploring the relationship between […]

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A Sustainable Passover

Spring is here at last which also means the festival of Passover (or Pessach in Hebrew) is soon upon us. Many Jewish festivals represent an opportunity to reflect on our ecological and ethical footprints and this is especially true on Pessach when our thoughts fall on the issues of our food, freedom and those who […]

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Eco-Mum on Mindful Parenting

One of the things that I am often talking about with people in my guise as an ecomum, is taking life just that little bit slower, not rushing from place to place with your kids, feeling that if you don’t move you are missing out on something. I am always encouraging the idea of just […]

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Yael Mer’s boots are made for rocking

We are enamoured by Yael Mer’s evacuation kayak skirt and slipper rocker inventions which first appeared here on Green Prophet. And of course, the wildly popular StickyStains of Yael’s boyfriend and design partner Shay Alkalay. Today, take a gander at an extension of Mer’s slipper rocker, the Rocking Boots. The big question is where can […]

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Where Composting "Blooms"

Green Prophet was contacted this week by a green husband and wife team who are in the eco-business of making composters here in Israel (see left). Regular readers of GP will know that we are mad for composting: Mulch, Rot, Invigorate and A Half Empty Bin and Some Worms. Ilan Bar-Kat and Lisa Bloom live […]

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S. Yizhar: Man of the Land

“The Land, in its depth, does not forget” S.Yizhar (1916 – 2006) S.Yizhar (Yizhar Smilansky) was Israel’s foremost writer, professor of literature and education, and long serving MK, but primarily a man of the land. He served the State of Israel in many ways, as soldier in the War of Independence, as peacemaker, formidable politician […]