Substitute

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One important aspect of a greener life is what you eat. Try various substitutes for your less healthy foods. Use brown sugar instead of white, or mix in whole wheat with your regular flour. These little changes don’t always make a big difference taste-wise and DO make a difference health-wise. Facebook Comments

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Man in the Landscape

I’ve been researching Bedouin issues in the Negev Desert for about 5 years, and one of the first individuals I met was Nuri El-Ukbi. Nuri and the El-Ukbi tribe have claims to the land named in arabic El-Araquib, which is roughly situated between Rahat and Beersheva. It is a vast area of land, roughly 19,000 […]

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Take the Bus

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Here in Israel there is pretty good access to busses and, in the cities, they go almost everywhere. The benefits of taking the bus instead of your car are numerous. First, you’ll be saving on emissions. Second, you have more time. I must have read volumes at the slow and steady pace of half an […]

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Let it Fill First

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If when you wash your dishes or clothing you wait until the machine to be full you can save between 30%-45% on energy usage. So plan ahead and be a little patient and that way you can GreenYourselfDaily. Facebook Comments

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Be Creative

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In the spirit of the 3 R’s see try to think outside of the box. How canyou reuse household items in ways not originally intended for them? Forinstance, want to start an herb garden? Egg cartons make great planters forseedlings. Cottage cheese containers can be used as a great for organizinglittle things.  Facebook Comments

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The Three R’s

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What once was the considered the basic education needed – reading , ‘riting, and ‘rithmatic – is today’s the abc’s of a greener living: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle. Reuse – Don’t be a pack-rat, but that is far from the standard of throwing everything away once it was used once. Reduce – little things add up. […]

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Geotectura Builds a Green Future for Israel’s Real Estate

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Green building in Israel seems to be gaining momentum, as witnessed by the recent breakthrough of scientists from the Technion whose prize-winning research is going into building a green sanctuary in China (alas, not here!). It’s being spearheaded with particular enthusiasm by architect Joseph Cory, whose company Geotectura professes to be committed to creating buildings […]

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Staying Warm

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When trying to stay warm in the winter make sure that your heater has a thermostat. Using a thermostat will make sure that you do not use excess energy. It’s great to reap the benefits of modern living and technology. That used to mean that you could stay warm at all. In today’s world it […]

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1 Equals 5

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Every single degree that you raise your central heating raises the cost of running your heating by 5 percent. Try to sharpen your awareness to what temperatures you are comfortable at. Do you need to keep your heat on quite so high? We’re not suggesting that you should be cold. Just be aware of how […]

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Hand Me Around

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It may be a status symbol to wear the latest styles, but every think about wearing the best? If it works, why fix it? There’s a new movement now among the avant-garde to mix-match old clothing. It gives a retro funky look and now represents caring about your world. I’m not telling you to look […]

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Save Your Mistakes

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When your printer misprints, or you misprint with your printer, save your paper. This paper can be used in a number of alternative ways. If you have children, this paper is great for coloring on (and then of course covering your fridge with). Many people like to jot down ideas before typing them up, (re)use […]

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Pass it on

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Educating about the environment is considered a very powerful way of carbon offsetting. By inspiring others to change their habits not only are you fighting the battle for our planet, you are getting others to as well. Just one tip: Don’t be forceful or obnoxious about it. Mr. Dale Carnegie said: “A man convinced against […]

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