Israeli Solar Water Heaters Heading to North America

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Israel’s solar water heating technology made by Chromogen heads to the US and Canada. Chromagen, an Israeli developer and manufacturer of solar water heating solutions, has entered into a strategic partnership with Milwaukee-based A. O. Smith Corporation. The agreement provides A. O. Smith the exclusive rights to market and distribute Chromagen’s solar collectors for residential […]

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Holyland's Unnatural “Monster on the Mountain” Built with Bribes

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Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert denies the charges, but he is suspected of accepting $1million to push through the highly contested Holyland Project which uprooted pine forests. Israel’s former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Jerusalem’s former mayor Uri Lupoliansky, and senior officials in the Jerusalem municipality are accused of accepting tens of millions of shekels in […]

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The Sustainable Coffee Rush and Its Relevance to Israel

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Beduin coffee in Israel. Consumption is on the rise, and in demand is the sustainable, fair trade, organic variety. Image via scobleizer. In celebration of the year 2010- the International Year of Biodiversity- the environmental charity Earthwatch hosted a lecture on Farming and Sustainable Environments at the Royal Geographical Society, London, on March 17. One […]

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Keep Things Sexy More Energy Efficiently with Delta Galil Underwear

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Slip on some sexy, comfy and green underwear, developed in the Middle East You’ve brought your environmentalism into the bedroom in a few ways already, buying eco-friendly lingerie, choosing comfortable (but environmental) pillows, and you’ve even considered polyamory.  But variety is the spice of life, right?  There are always new things to try. Like combining sex […]

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Israel, Egypt Considering Joint Solar Energy Project in Sinai

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Israeli Minister Ben-Eliezer addressing the Eilat energy conference this morning. (photo by Daniel Cherrin). Israel and Egypt are discussing a possible collaborative solar energy project in the Sinai desert, Israel’s Minister of Industry, Trade and Labor Binyamin Ben-Eliezer announced this morning at the third annual Eilat-Eilot Renewable Energy Conference. According to Ben-Eliezer, he and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu […]

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"Cooperative for Renewable Energy" Invests in Clean Energy and Community in Israel

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In Israel, kibbutzim (once-socialist agricultural collectives) have risen as a hotbed of environmental activity.  Green Prophet has covered Kibbutz Ein Shemer, which holds environmental education seminars in their state-of-the-art greenhouse, and Kibbutz Lotan, which hosts the Center for Creative Ecology, just as a few of many examples. Although not physically based on a kibbutz, the […]

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Israel and Germany Launch Sustainable Irrigation Project in Ethiopia

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Israeli NGOs, such as Earth’s Promise, are involved with helping Ethiopian populations within the country (check out the Eco-Thiopia festival in Beer Sheva next week).  And the Israeli government, apparently, is involved with helping Ethiopian populations… in Ethiopia. On Wednesday the German Environment Ministry announced that Israel and Germany have launched a joint irrigation project […]

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Fridge Voyeurism in Tel Aviv

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Are you an organic food addict? Or do you insist on eating food that grown locally, but pesticide-ridden, to spare food miles (or to serve an ideology?) As food production is a major source of greenhouse gas pollution (Read: Global Warming), eating locally, and consuming less meat is one way we can do our part. Following […]

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Interview With Elad Orian: Building Wind and Solar Energy for Palestinians With COMET

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Rachel interviews Elad Orian, co-founder of COMET – Community, Energy, and Technology in the Middle East. He’s creating solar power for Palestinian villages. Through sustainable energy development for off-grid villages, the project aims to socially and economically empower Palestinian communities of the South Mount Hebron region, one of the poorest and most marginalized areas within […]

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