The Bedouin Ladies of Lakia Weave Together Women and Tradition

bedouin-women-tradition-lakia.jpg

Searching for empowerment: Bedouin women from the Association for the Improvement of Women’s Status meet with visitors from the US. Fair Trade and preserving local craftsmanship and culture, is an important aspect of the green movement –– at least for those environmentalists who value humankind and the health of its societies. Following that notion, we think […]

Read more

Ben Gurion University to Host International Desertification Conference

ben-gurion-university.jpg

Convening at the Ben Gurion University’s Sede Boqer campus on December 14-17, over 350 people from 40 countries are expected to meet and map out ways to combat desertification around the world. The four-day gathering is the largest international conference ever held in Israel focused on an environmental topic, and probably the largest international academic […]

Read more

Israeli Army Tries to Go Green

Negev-2005-1.jpg

When thinking about the Israeli army (or any other army, for that matter) becoming more “green” or environmentally conscious, skepticism is unfortunately the first thing that comes to mind.  Military activity is nasty business, leaving detrimental traces on human relationships, governmental spending, and the environment – to name a few. Which is why a recent […]

Read more

Review of the Film 'Khadak'

khadak2-new-300x109.jpg

Mongolia, nestled between twin superpowers China and Russia, is home to the world’s last truly nomadic population of herders, living seasonally across the vast Gobi Desert. I’m a passionate scholar of all things Mongolian, having lived there for nearly a year some years back, and this gave birth to my fascination with Indigenous peoples and […]

Read more