"Mother Told Me Not To Touch Garbage" and Other Reasons To Make Recycled Art in Tel Aviv

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(“Secret Artist” and his “Velvet on the Ground” photo at the Tel Aviv Carmel Market recycled art installation. Photo credit Asaf Ravid. ) A few weeks ago, on a hot Tel Avivian Saturday, I visited the closed Shuk Ha Carmel (the Carmel Market) on the occasion of the Cucumber Season exhibition. I usually really try […]

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Cecilia Cohen's Recycled Artwork Teaches Us That When the Beer Bottle is Empty, the Possibilities Are Full

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If asked whether the glass is half empty or half full, we’re pretty sure that Israeli artist Cecilia Cohen would say full.  Full of possibilities. A self-described “mother earth type”, Cecilia has always been conscious of her impact on the environment and is the kind of person “who worries about the survival of coral and […]

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Night Garden in Jerusalem Exhibited the Beauty of Solar Power

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Sunshine helps flowers grow and now, thanks to a joint collaboration of the Israel Electric Corporation and O*GE Architects, it makes enormous steel and metal flowers grow, too. In mid June, visitors to Jerusalem could stroll through a solar powered garden of larger-than-life sized flowers.  As described by O*GE Architects, visitors could “immerse themselves in […]

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Cash Prizes for Spreading Word on Climate Change

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Who said being an environmentalist is thankless? If you’re worried about how global warming may drastically change the Middle East, and you know how to work a reporter’s notebook, paintbrush or computer graphics program, there are two international competitions coming up to raise awareness of climate change. The first one, which we came across  on the Dot […]

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Israeli University Honors Environmental Sculptor Dani Karavan

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Ben Gurion University of the Negev, one of Israel’s finest academic institutions, and one in which its environmental and alternative energy projects have received world-wide acclaim, honored six outstanding individuals with Honorary Doctoral degrees at the University’s 39th Annual Board of Governors Meeting at the Campus on May 25th. One of these individuals, Dani Karavan, […]

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The Israeli Forum For Ecological Art celebrates ten years activity

The Israeli Forum For Ecological Art is an active (non-profit) body, which voices its views regarding environmental issues and acts toward promoting individual and group projects of artists and scientists while drawing the attention to any issue pertaining to ecology and the environment. Eco-design which is still a trend in 2009 includes both art and […]

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Green Your Holiday

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With the holiday season around, kids underfoot, family everywhere, now is actually the perfect time to do some greening. Collect the kids and do some projects to recycle throwaways. Also, with everyone around it’s a good time to discuss how to make your lifestyle more efficient and green.

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Eco Rabbi on Purim and Building a Good Society

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This week Jewish people everwhere, and in Israel,  celebrate the festival of Purim, which I would call the festival of communal identity. The beginning of the Megillah (what Jewish people read on Purim) opens with King Achashverosh’s party, a seven-day-all-out-eat-your-heart-out party. After spending an entire half-year celebrating throughout the country, the king wanted to impress […]

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Merav Feiglin Doesn't Make Light of Trash, She Makes TRASHLIGHTS

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All of us green folk know that trash is a serious thing. It takes up space, pollutes our waterways, doesn’t decompose, and produces harmful gases. But there ain’t nothing serious about Merav Feiglin‘s Trashlights. Nope, not even close. Merav, who also creates other environmentally friendly art such as mosaics, altered books, and collages, collects found […]

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Hey, Are You Gonna Use That? Second Great Green Prophet Giveaway with Yoav Kotik!

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For those of you who missed out on our first Great Green Prophet Giveaway, the competition is on again!  And this time the prize is local, handmade, and recycled – so we’re especially proud. Yoav Kotik, an Israeli artist who reinvents garbage materials into beautiful jewelry and other creations, has graciously agreed to give an […]

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Wake Up and Smell the Recycled Roses: Yoav Kotik's Spring Exhibition at Periscope Gallery

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It’s the spring exhibition season in Tel Aviv, and the art world is blooming.  Blooming with new shows, new artists, and new ideas.  And, thanks to internationally exhibited Israeli artist Yoav Kotik, blooming with recycled flowers. Kotik, a graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, has fashioned flowers out of junk […]

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