Middle Easterners Join Movement to Occupy Rooftops

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Instead of occupying Wall Street, solar power activists occupied rooftops yesterday. The Occupy Wall Street protest may be dwindling down, but it has inspired other movements around the United States and the world.  One such offshoot, which took place yesterday, is Occupy Rooftops.  Led by Solar Mosaic, an organization that tries to promote the spread […]

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Help Kickstart a Sustainable Lighting Project

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Israeli designer Adital Ela Asks for help with her WindyLight sustainable lighting project on Kickstarter. Kickstarting a new sustainable lighting project that employs wind in generating energy to create light is sustainable Israeli designer Adital Ela.  Her project, WindyLight, is a “family of self-sufficient outdoor lights that perform on free, clean energy and create a […]

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Solar Taxi Visits Israel Cleanup Day

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Israeli volunteers joined others worldwide on November 1st, in an international movement to “clean up” our environmental act. The 11th annual International Cleanup Day activities in Israel, which took place on November 1st, were attended by 204 regional Israeli councils, 260,000 volunteers, environmental VIPs, and one solar powered taxi (driven by Swiss inventor Louis Palmer […]

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You’re Invited To The Jungle Ball!

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Kuwait’s animal rights society is hosting a jungle-themed ball and art auction to raise awareness of the plight of animals in the country The Middle East doesn’t exactly have a great reputation when it comes to animal rights and, in some way, you can understand why. Here at Green Prophet we have covered stories including […]

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Making an Ecosexual Stink about Komen’s ‘Promise Me’ Perfume

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Breast cancer is the boogey man lurking underneath our breastbones, and organizations committed to eradicating the disease are the super heroines wearing pink capes, except when they are selling something that can cause cancer. That Susan G. Komen’s fragrance ‘Promise Me’ may be laced with cancer-causing ingredients is a blessing in disguise. The world needs […]

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Palestinian Women Minorities in Israel: Breaking Gender Stereotypes in Environmental Activism

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While the political debate on the future of a Palestinian state fails to make any progress towards peace, local grass root initiatives, led by the overlooked Arab women, are quietly making a difference on the ground. The story of “Kayan”, Arabic word for ”being”, offers inspiration and insight on a small but growing movement that […]

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In Remotest Anatolia, Lone NGO Speaks Up On Nature’s Behalf

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Çağan Şekercioğlu founded ecological research and conservation NGO KuzeyDoğa in 2007 to promote biodiversity and resist environmental degradation in Turkey’s fast-developing eastern region. As thermal power plants and hydroelectric dams pop up more and more across Turkey’s landscape, the effects of these developments on the natural environment go largely unseen. Especially in Turkey’s rural, lightly […]

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King Abdullah Gives Saudi Women the Right to Vote – Just to Battle EthicalOil.org

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Saudi King Abdullah announced on Sunday that he was giving women the right to vote and run in municipal elections. What a coincidence. One week after it seemed that Canadian oil was going to beat the Saudis to the gigantic American market by making an inane comparison between the relative ethicality of the two fossil fuel purveyors, since Saudi women can't vote, King Abdullah has given Saudi women the right to vote. Suddenly now, dirty energy lobbying group EthicalOil doesn't have a marketing leg to stand on.

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Naked Israelis on Everyone’s Minds

Naked Israelis to the rescue. Mission: Save the Dead Sea. Hugging trees, saving whales, and starting recycling campaigns for environmentalists. Now, eco-activists from a range of organizations ––  including Green Prophet –– are suggesting that people bare all, and go naked for the environment. Witnessed by the Naked Dead Sea photography event this weekend at […]

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Breastfeeding Moms More Agressive than Those Who Use Bottles

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Breast feeding moms have lower blood pressure and behave more aggressively compared to women who are bottle-feeding their children, suggesting that breast-feeding dampens the body’s typical stress response to fear, new research suggests. Women who breast-feed are far more likely to demonstrate a “mama bear” effect — aggressively protecting their infants and themselves — than […]

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Bicycle Activists Stop in Istanbul En Route to Palestine

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“Pollinating” social and environmental justice as it goes, British bicycle activism group P.E.D.A.L. launched a 100-day trip from London to Palestine this spring. Next month in Jerusalem: that’s the goal of 22 bicycle activists who passed through Istanbul this week. The community organizers, artists, farmers and ordinary cyclists have been visiting communities across Europe where […]

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Turkey Possibly Facing Its Worst Environmental Crisis Ever

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When two embankments collapsed at the dam of a silver refinery in the Turkish province of Kütahya, workers began scrambling to keep the cyanide-contaminated water from leaking out of the dam. If it does, environmentalists warn, the accident could become “the most dangerous environmental crisis Turkey has faced thus far.” A silver mining and refining […]

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Rural, Poor Women and Children in Middle East Lagging Behind in Access to Basic Healthcare

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UNICEF in this news piece has announced that although a number of countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have made considerable progress towards improving the health of mothers and children, disparities within these countries persist, making this progress inequitable. “The health and well-being of mothers and children is often determined not […]

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Muslims Debating Harassment, Standing Up for Women’s Rights via Harassmap.com

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Conservative Muslim bloggers and women’s rights activists bring harassers and inadequate legal and cultural protection to task, with women leading the charge. Women’s rights are a key environmental issue, a topic we’ve covered in recent articles about the need for a language revolution and the Arab Spring of women.  Women in the MENA region are […]

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Eco-Conscious Cosmetics: Looking Good Never So Beautiful for the Planet

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Eco-conscious beauty company presents a beautiful new look to inspire consumers to do more than put their best face forward. Since EcoTools’ launch in 2008, the brand has grown tremendously with new beauty products and extensions every year. Hailed as a, “favorite of celebrities, beauty editors and women around the world” including the most famous […]

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Picket at the Egyptian Zoo For All Animal Rights

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As Egyptian struggles for human rights, animal rights activists speak for those who can’t. Egyptian animal welfare societies and activists are calling for a protest this Saturday outside the Cairo Zoo in Giza. According to animal rights activists Egypt has become a hub for international illegal trade in wildlife. We’ve reported earlier about the horses […]

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