Plastic Bags

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SO you went to the store and forgot your reusable shopping bag, you folded under the pressure and took a plastic one so that you could bring your groceries home. I’m sure that this almost NEVER happens, but once in a while it does… What to do?   Store empty grocery sacks, rolled into empty […]

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Voices From the Green Egyptian Blogosphere

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As part of our mission to foresee a green, environmentally-sound future for Israel, its neighbors and the world, we’ll be occasionally featuring blogs from the regional blogosphere that also care about all things green, especially those in Arab countries where green issues are relatively undeveloped. Last week we featured environmental blogs from Lebanon and Jordan, […]

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Water Arc's Water Recycling Gets a Boost at Cleantech 2008

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Last week, Green Prophet reported from the Cleantech 2008 expo, the annual exhibition of environmentally-friendly technologies and innovations in Israel. The talk of the town (or Airport City, at least) was the sun, following the announcement that the Israel Electric Company is going to pay families producing clean energy via solar panels. The sun’s nemesis, […]

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Put Down the Lid

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Living green means living healthy as well. Did you know that when you flush the toilet with the lid up droplets of water can spray up to twenty feet in the air. If you put the lid down it keeps sprayage down to a minimum and you can avoid picking up unwanted germs. This has […]

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Review of 'God in the Wilderness'

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Here is the first in the summer season of Green Prophet ‘eco-reads festival’: environment-focussed books , some sharp and caustic, some funny or fact-filled, all written to get us thinking and working for the earth. Over the next month or so, a new review will go live each week, written by a diverse group of […]

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Enlightenment by Arik Levy: Our Future's So Bright, Green and Beautiful

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Forget the eco-friendly lightbulbs. Arik Levy’s got a new solution: Teaming up with couture lighting company Saazs and other noted designers, the invention is light-emitting glass plates. Apparently something called “planilum technology”, which sounds like its straight from a work of science fiction or comic book, enables the glass itself to emit light. And cutting-edge […]

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The Forbidden Fruit of Eden Hills

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The Elah Valley. Beautiful rolling hills, a patchwork of gold, green and brown with fields, orchards and pasture steeped in biblical tales: Who wouldn’t want to live here? Thanks to developer Jake Leibowitz, hundreds of new immigrants, mostly from North America, will soon be able to move into the luxury Eden Hills development after 18 […]

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Eco Contact Gets a Green Spin at Bodyways and Vertigo Dance Festival

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We’d featured Vertigo’s eco-village taking root in a chicken coop on Green Prophet before, and our friend Ehud from the Jerusalem Post, wrote a brilliant piece on the village. Today Rivi Nissim, our multi-talented dance friend, photographer and architect from Bodyways, Israel’s largest dance portal, sent us a notice of a new eco-themed festival she’s […]

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Green News From the Arab Blogosphere

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Borders, though an understood concept in the modern world, are anything but natural. The truth is that although borders may physically and ideologically separate us, one of the things that we all share is that we are citizens of the earth.   And caring about the environment is a concern that can unite us. The internet, […]

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Car Pool

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If you are traveling anywhere, whether to work or the mall, find out if any friend or neighbor need to get to where you are going. One less car on the road means less traffic and less pollution! Set up an email group for your neighborhood where people can find a ride… Facebook Comments

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Samson Organic Farm – Under Threat?

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Green Prophet recently highlighted the dilemma of buying organic eggs from a Jewish farm in the West Bank. A little investigation by yours-truly revealed that the picturesque Givaot Olam organic farm is a settlement outpost established with no authorisation from the Israeli government, meaning that the farm is (theoretically) slated for evacuation. (Could even be […]

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