Syrian Celebrities Spread Green Message in Damascus With Balloons?!?

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Syrian celebrities took to the streets of Damascus to promote green living. Releasing balloons, were they drawing attention to the environment or to themselves? A group of Syrian celebrities gathered in Damascus to try to promote environmentally friendly lifestyles recently, personally urging individuals to change their habits. Unfortunately, however, it looks like this was a case […]

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From Rockstars to Recycling: Interview with Kristiane Backer – An Eco-Muslimah

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“For me green living is part and parcel of being a good Muslim- it’s a spiritual requirement.” Kristiane Backer has undergone various transformations in her life but none as big as the move from a rock and roll lifestyle as MTV reporter, interviewing the Rolling Stones and Lenny Kravitz, to an Eco-Muslimah promoting the green […]

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Palmachim Beach Campaign: “We Have Won”

Grassroots campaigners claim final victory in fight to preserve open space for the Israeli public. Photo by Michael Green It was over two years ago that Green Prophet first reported on the grassroots campaign to stop developers from paving over one of the last remaining ‘wild’ spaces on central Israel’s coastline: ‘fisherman’s beach’ at Palmachim. […]

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Greenpeace’s Flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, to Grace Tel Aviv and Haifa’s Harbors

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Put down your matkot and take a tour of Greenpeace’s flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, this week. Beachgoers on Tel Aviv and Haifa’s shores will be seeing something a little different over the next days, in the form of Greenpeace International’s famous flagship – the Rainbow Warrior.  The most famous of all of Greenpeace’s eco-activist ships, […]

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Abu Dhabi Municipality Launched Successful Paper-Less Day Campaign

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Abu Dhabi City Municipality teaches its employees how to reduce consumption on Paper-Less Day. [image via: hunflickr] Generally known worldwide as bureaucratic, red tape repositories for paper forms, municipalities do not have the most eco-friendly reputation when it comes to paper consumption.  (In fact, some environmentalists may claim that all those paper forms are wasteful […]

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Eco-Activist Yeshiva Offers Summer Session That Brings Torah Down to Earth

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Eco-Activist Beit Midrash offers an alternative (and ecological) alternative to the traditional yeshiva experience. [image via: shorashimroots] The Eco-Activist Beit Midrash (EABM) based in Jerusalem has been devoted to a Jewish approach to environmentalism for a long time.  In their own words, they are trying to “bring Torah down to earth.”  And now they are […]

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Greenpeace Mediterranean Demands that Nestle-Osem Give the Orangutans and Rainforests a Break

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Greenpeace activists won’t give Nestle-Osem a break. They say that the Indonesian rainforests and orangutans are more important than Kit Kat bars. Greenpeace activists and protesters stormed the central production factory of Nestle-Osem in Shoham, Israel today as part of a global campaign urging Nestle to stop sourcing its palm oil from Sinarmas.  Sinarmas, unfortunately, […]

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Meat Free Mondays at Tel Aviv University

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Tel Aviv University students join Paul McCartney’s and Yoko Ono’s international effort to raise awareness about the impact of meat on our health and environment. [Photo credit: Erez Katsav] A couple of weeks ago, Tel Aviv University students joined others at Harvard, Oxford, Columbia, and many other universities worldwide in a campaign – Meat Free […]

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Join the Campaign to Get Facebook to Use 100% Renewable Energy

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For the next week, your friends’ profile pictures might look a little different on Facebook.  A little greener.  Don’t worry, they’re not sick – they’re just concerned.  They’ve joined Greenpeace’s campaign to get Facebook to use 100% renewable energy and you should too. Starting tomorrow, Facebook protesters will be changing their profiles to icons such […]

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The National Religious Coalition on Creation Care Takes Interfaith Environmental Concerns to the US Government

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(Photo Credit: Jim Davidson) Jewish leaders were among 50 religious leaders who prayed and visited Capitol Hill together during the week of February 22 to tell US legislators that action on climate change is urgently needed. Religious faith and concern for the environment should really go hand in hand.  If you believe in God and […]

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Haifa University Reduced Electricity Consumption by 22% in 2008-09

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Though their lofty ideals of higher education are admirable, universities are often nevertheless subject to frequent budget cuts and funding shortages.  This can force university administrations to take drastic measures and reduce important educational resources… or, in the case of Haifa University, it can lead the administration to save money by going green. During the […]

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Israeli NGOs Light Channukah Candles and Push for Government Action in Copenhagen

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Last night, Israel’s NGO delegation to the Copenhagen climate talks kicked off a week of activism with a very special Channukah candle-lighting. Delegates gathered in City Hall Square of the city to publicly light the Channukah menorah, but with a climate-flavored twist.  Instead of singing the traditional words to age-old Channukah songs, the activists changed […]

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