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Let ‘em Hang

Let your towel hang dry in between uses so that you can reuse your towel. After your shower you should be clean. You are not necessarily getting your towel dirty by drying yourself of on it. If you do this you not only will be saving money on washing costs, water and the time you […]

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Eco-Writing Residency

We here at Green Prophet are all about writing about the environment, and so we were very excited when an ‘environmental writing residency’ opportunity cropped up and landed on the desk today, and eager to share this with our readers. An organisation based in Minnesota, USA is giving writers and artists the chance to stay […]

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Weekly Prophecies: The Roundup

The week began with a battle for high ground in Florentine. But that’s a skirmish compared to the bitter battle for the beach. Because nothing says “bitter” like a cause-centric Facebook group. Winding up the wind power. But what about the birds? Mega-supermarket chain Supersol gets a clue and goes green. It’s kind of like […]

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Reuse Your Plastic Shopping Bags

Israel is known for it’s plastic shopping bags. While it’s better to bring your own reusable sturdy shopping bags when you go shopping, sometimes we find ourselves deciding to stop by the store spontaneously. Of course that would be the only way we would find ourselves using plastics… If you are going to use plastic […]

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Rain’s Quantity and Quality

We’ve had several rainstorms this year but it seems that they are not enough. This winter’s meager rainfall has done nothing to replenish shrinking Golan Heights streams or the mountain and coastal aquifers, and concern is growing again for the country’s water supply. “Cute little trickles like this will not save Lake Kinneret,” Yeruham Kantman, […]

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Water, water everywhere: Whales

      In the 3rd of this series of water-related posts, following on from our recent post (which you can read here) on the sad death of a whale off the coast of Ashkelon, we look at the pioneering activism of the sea Shepherd Conservation Society, who exist under the directorship of Captain Paul […]

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Billboard waste to hand bags

They’re up, then they’re down. Up, then down. The story with the billboards along the Tel Aviv Ayalon Highway is a bit of a yo yo. Activists fight to have them taken down for polluting our collective consciousness and then advertisers win the battle and the billboards are up again. That’s why we excited to […]

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Get a Shabbos-Clock for Your Heater

Religious Jews will not turn on or off electricity on the Sabbath. Their solution? A timer electrical outlet, a shabbas-clock. Set the times you want the appliance plugged in to be on and let it go… To save energy these outlets are great to use for space heaters. If you use space heaters when those […]

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Ride a bike, Walk, Jog, or Run

 If you aren’t doing this already you’re probably saying: Are you out of your mind?! I can’t do that! Or perhaps: Yeah, I know I should, I will tomorrow. While tomorrow just becomes the next day… It’s time to stop pushing this off. Make tomorrow today. If you don’t have time, make some, it’s for your […]

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“Let There Be Water”

Almost every office has one. Sitting in the corner with that strange square body with a big blue head… The water cooler! Ahh just the thought of it makes me feel thirsty. I love the “glub glub” when you pour yourself a cup of water. Well it might be time to say goodbye to that […]

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If You Love Green Prophet, Spread the Love

With eight steady writers and up to several new posts a day, Green Prophet is growing exponentially and helping to make the world just a little greener (we hope). In less than two months we have acquired a substantial following from all over the world. There are several ways to keep the green love flowing, […]

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Filter Your Water

Much of the bottled water on the market is actually not so natural. As a rule, bottled water is no safer or healthier than the H2O that flows from municipal water systems. Many are bottled from natural sources; however, some are simply filtered or even only tap water in a fancy package. The ones that […]

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Controversial New Arab City in the Galilee

Probably my best memory of Israel is hiking in the Galilee as a teenager. With its green expanses enlivened with blood-red and yellow flowers and sparkling streams, there is no place in Israel like the Galilee. Much political furor has been provoked by Minister Meir Sheetrit’s promise to build an Arab city in the Galilee. […]

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Buying in Bulk

Try to buy in bulk  from warehouse stores or the shuk. Often these items come in big jars which you can use. But even if you cannot, you’ll often find that they offer items that have less packaging and therefore have less trash when you are done using them. An added benefit is that it can […]

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Children… Go Play by the Cesspit

I can go on “home-binges” where I will coop myself up inside for days at a time. There can be the productive kind where I’m a workhorse and so do not get out. There are other times when it’s just out of laze… After one of these binges my house will inevitably end up a pigsty. […]

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The City Garden

Every morning I feel oneness with nature and my creator when I go to my green city garden just outside my front door in Tel Aviv. There I watch my passion fruit vine grow with tenacity; every morning I check its small tendrils racing to catch the sun while it reaches out to clasp any […]

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Aerate Your Water

Installing Low-Flow showerheads and faucet aerators is probably the single most effective water conservation action you can do for your home. Inexpensive and simple to install, low-flow shower heads and faucet aerators can reduce your home water consumption as much as 50%, and reduce your energy cost of heating the water also by as much […]

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Supersol Just Got Greener

Living in Jerusalem’s city center is an occasionally harrowing, occasionally exhilirating experience. Towards the middle of the spectrum (with “harrowing” being defined, roughly, as beer bottles shattering against the side of the building at 3am) is the state of grocery shopping in the center of town, or rather, the lack thereof.

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Water, water everywhere: Oceans

  The wonderful wild weather of last week, and according to forecasts, in the week to come; has inspired a series of special water-related posts. This first one examines the findings of a new International report focusing on the condition of the World’s Oceans. It does not unfortunately make for happy reading…………………. Ben Halpern, a […]