10 Upcycled Paper Cypress Trees to Be Built as Part of Interfaith Ecological Celebration

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We already know what plastic bottle trees look like, how will 10 newspaper trees look? For Christmas last year, Israeli artist Hadas Itzcovitch gifted her city of Haifa a tree made from 5480 upcycled plastic bottles (pictured above).  Constructed immediately after the disastrous Carmel region fires broke out and destroyed so many trees, Itzcovitch’s tree […]

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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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Full Frontal Exposure: World Reacts to Naked Israelis (photos)

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“Let the world see the openness of Israel,” wrote one participant. Fortunately, mostly positive press dominates the Naked Sea photoshoot, which took place on private property along the shores of the salty lake. Prior to the Spencer Tunick photo shoot at the Dead Sea this Saturday, international coverage of the famed artists latest installation was […]

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Beautiful Red Sea Film School Integrates Nature As Teaching Tool

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This is more than a building with a ragged mountain backdrop. This architecture creates the ultimate in sensory education for Jordan’s film students. The Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts in Aqaba, Jordan taps into natural light, sounds, and shadows to create a sensorily vivid learning experience for film students. Albeit minimalist and respectful of […]

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Jan Eric Visser Experiments with Post Fossil Fuel Design

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Exhibition in Israel brings together sustainable “contemporary cavemen” (and designers). Post Fossil, a current exhibition at the Design Museum in Holon, Israel, asks the question: how to create in a post-fossil-fueled world? As the exhibition description states, “Time has come for extreme change.  Society is ready to break away from last century for good.  To […]

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When Abu Dhabi Art Meets Sand, Sun, and Sky

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Glass art installation in Abu Dhabi generates inspiration and energy in one fell swoop Studied Impact in Abu Dhabi came to our attention when they publicized a power plant they designed that doubles as a residence. The firm comprises a dynamic couple, architect and artist, who merge their environmental concern with creativity in very interesting […]

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Cooped Up With Vertigo

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Members of Vertigo dance troupe in Israel have set up a dance studio in old chicken coops on Kibbutz Netiv HaLamed Hey. In most places it’s a 1958 Hitchcock movie, or a word to describe a dizzy sort of feeling, but in Israel, Vertigo is a world-renowned dance troupe that was founded in Jerusalem about […]

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Celebrate Shavuot at Vertigo Eco-Arts Village, A Great Alternative to All That Cheese

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Celebrate an alternative and dance-themed Shavuot at Vertigo Dance Company’s Eco-Arts Village. [image via: avinatan] If you’re a vegetarian (or a vegawarian), Shavuot may be one of your favorite holidays.  During Shavuot you traditionally eat dairy (and lots of it), so the main meal is a vegetarian. But if you’re lactose intolerant, that’s no fun […]

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Bank Hapoalim Presents an Exhibition of 22 Futuristic Green Houses and 2 Green Mortgages

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An Israeli bank tries to sell “green mortgages” with installation exhibit on busy boulevard. As part of their campaign to sell “green mortgages” (in other words, mortgages for homes built with environmentally friendly construction or for financing the installation of solar home energy systems), Bank Hapoalim has sponsored an exhibition of futuristic green homes along […]

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Sakina Design Brings an Environmental Conscience to Contemporary Islamic Design

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Islamic wall art and greeting cards, with religious intonations in line with green values in Islam. Sakina Design‘s logo is green not only because the company creates Islamic design and green is an important color for Islam.  Their logo is green because they are an environmentally conscious business… for partially religious reasons. The husband and […]

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"SafsaPesel" Recycles Discarded Materials to Make Urban Sculptures You Can Sit On

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Making arks and art out of trash kids collect. This “Noah’s Ark” sculpture above is part of an environmental community project run by Haggit Rich of SafsaPesel in Israel. In her workshops, groups make usable sculptures for kindergartens, schools and parks. Once Rich and the children decide on a project, they collect materials such old […]

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Rima Malallah Brings Handmade Art and Love on a Bike to Amman

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Rima Malallah, a young woman living and creating in Amman, Jordan, is bringing her colorful handmade art to the Ammanian masses.  Different from other galleries in Amman, Malallah offers a wide variety of products (including original paintings, prints, postcards, journals, cards, jewelry, handpainted ties, hand-knit scarves, bottle vases, key chains and coasters) and encourages interaction […]

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Inspire Collective Brings 150 Artists Together for ReUse 3 Exhibition in Tel Aviv

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Reuse design?  We thought Green Prophet had it pretty much covered.  We’ve brought you plastic dolls converted into lamps, plastic bags transformed into wallets, beer bottles made into beads, and lots more.  But the surprises keep on coming. Reusing an abandoned movie theater as an art exhibition space?  There’s an idea. An idea conjured up […]

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