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Wounded Water: Iraqis Pour Their Art Out at Venice Biennale

Azad Nanakeli returned to his Kurdish home Erbil to find all of the wells contaminated with waste and chemicals. AU is one among many art pieces on display at Iraq’s first pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Fewer canvases are overflowing with pristine landscape scenes as unsustainable building programs throughout the Middle East encroach upon this […]

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Rosh Hashanah 5772 Green Gift Guide for 2011

Instead of standard apples and honey, put some creative green thought into your Rosh Hashanah gifts this year. The Jewish New Year, or Rosh Hashanah 2011  is quickly approaching next week on September 28, and for many Jewish people this is a time of gift-giving in the new Jewish calendar year 5772. Gift giving is […]

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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1000 Naked Israelis Strip to Save the Dead Sea

Spencer Tunick’s naked shoot at the Dead Sea in Israel: yes, some women even got covered in Dead Sea mud. Cloaked in secrecy, they wouldn’t know the location until they got into the bus. While politics in the Middle East seems to overshadow environmental issues, some passionate Israelis decided to be a part of history, […]

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Art Exhibition To Showcase Arabia’s Wild Side

Gulf conservation groups have teamed up with National Geographic Al Arabiya to showcase 100 stunning images of Arabian species The Gulf countries of the Middle East may be more famous for their outlandish construction projects, endless deserts and malls than their biodiversity but one art exhibition is hoping to change all that. A large coalition […]

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Green Love “Sticks” In Jaffa

A Ukranian woman and an Israeli man (a couple in love) pose for green love in digital times, in Old Jaffa overlooking Tel Aviv. I’ve been singing Lovers In A Dangerous Time by the Canadian singer Bruce Cockburn over the last week or so. A perfect song, an anthem for my trip around Jaffa yesterday […]

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Jan Eric Visser Experiments with Post Fossil Fuel Design

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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Green Abu Dhabi Art Show Aims to Paint the Town Green

The Green Abu Dhabi Art Show will soon be using one of the world’s universal languages – art – to spread the message of environmentalism. The color green will have a different artistic meaning at the Green Abu Dhabi Art Show starting this Wednesday (October 13th).  Instead of referring  to the artists’ color palettes, it […]

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When Abu Dhabi Art Meets Sand, Sun, and Sky

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

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

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 […]