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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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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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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Brigitte Cartier Creates Baladi Recycled Design

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Baladi, a word that Israelis adopted from Arabic, means “national” or “of the country”. It is also the name that French-born Israeli designer, Brigitte Cartier, decided to give her design studio. Her Baladi Company for Ecological Progress takes our national garbage and transforms it into beautiful designs that we can all be proud of. After […]

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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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'Facing The Change' Anthology

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Feeling gloomy and despondent about Climate Change? Do you feel, like my dear Welsh friend Tim in London whose default position on this (and everything) is that we are all “doomed”? Well, we here at Green Prophet are all about finding optimistic solutions, and giving attention to some of the projects that are trying in […]

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Fresh Paint With EcoOcean: A Splash of Green

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This weekend the Young Israeli Art Fair, aka Fresh Paint, comes to Tel Aviv with an extra splash of green. The showcase for up-coming, independent artists has a special installation curated by environmental NGO, EcoOcean. The Green Project will showcase environmental art that, the organisers say, “identifies art as an integral part of our environment, […]

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Neta In Wonderland (via Tel Aviv)

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We bumped into Neta’s blog “bobilina” by accident and have been so charmed by her unique hand-made creations, often done with the help of recycled materials and socks (like the creature pictured above).When we lived in Tel Aviv there was always such a bounty of neat fabrics – both at the pedestrian mall on Nachalat […]

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