S. Yizhar: Man of the Land

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“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 […]

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Small-scale farming goes big

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Green Prophet recently reported on the growing popularity of organic food in Israel, and the trend towards small farms who are delivering straight to people’s front doors to maximise freshness and reduce costs. Organic farming produces high quality food using natural processes instead of depending on synthetic chemicals, so it’s music to our ears that […]

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Jordan River Peace Park – coming soon?

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Cross-border environmental NGO, Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME), is getting work underway on establishing what it calls a ‘Peace Park’ to help rehabilitate the ailing River Jordan which runs along the border between Jordan and Israel (plus parts of the West Bank). The Jordan Valley is an area with a rich natural, historical […]

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Use a Bucket

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Israel’s desert climate make keeping your car clean very difficult – especially when the sandstorms take hold of the region. When you wash your car don’t run the hose. Instead, use a bucket of water and a quick hose rinse at the end. It can save 150 gallons each time. Facebook Comments

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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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Is Your Shower Efficient?

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If your shower can fill a one-gallon bucket in less than 20 seconds, then your shower is probably not so environmentally-friendly. Replace it with a water-efficient showerhead and you’ll save lots of water… and money while you’re at it! Facebook Comments

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Is Green Hazardous?

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Jewish blog, Jewneric made the claim the other day that “Going Green” May Be Hazardous to Your Health. Their argument in a nutshell is such: Florescent lights contain mercury. Even though they save energy the mercury causes more damage to the environment, due to careless disposal, than the extra energy an incandescent gives off. Therefore they are […]

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Leaky?

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Do you have any leaks? It’s time to take care of that! If you fix your leaky faucets and plumbing joints it can save 20 gallons per day for every leak stopped. Facebook Comments

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Washing Dishes

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When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run while rinsing. Turn the water on for each dish individually. If you are considering a dishwasher look for energy and water conservation ratings when making your decision. Facebook Comments

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Greening Local Politics

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Municipal elections will be held across Israel in November, and here in Jerusalem the current incumbent, Uri Lupolianski, will be challenged by Nir Barkat and Arcadi Gaydamek. While Jerusalem is always hotly contested for many reasons, this year a coalition of green groups has launched an initiative to get the environmental agenda high on each […]

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