Gil brushes up on his "Natural Finishes"

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Today’s book review, part of our ‘eco books review festival’, is by guest writer Gil Peled: Jerusalem-based Israeli eco-architect Gil (who trained in architecture in the wilds of deepest Scotland…), has been involved in planning and designing on the green scene in Israel for many years. His ongoing project is coordinating a Jerusalem apartment building […]

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The California-Israel Chamber of Commerce to Bring Top Israeli Cleantech Companies to the US

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For four days in November up to fifteen Israeli cleantech companies are to be given VIP access to top decision makers including potential partners, funders and clients in California. The delegation is being billed as the first of its kind, and will bring the Israeli companies to meet with executives from cleantech leaders including General […]

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Review of 'No Logo': Getting Frustrated With Klein's Screed

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This week’s eco-book review is by Prophet Daniella Cheslow: Although Starbucks never made it in Israel, McDonald’s, Burger King, Puma, Crocs, Nike, Diesel, and the Coffee Bean are among the hundreds of global brands that have found eager customers among Sabras. I read Naomi Klein’s ‘NoLogo’ for some insight into the branded city of Tel […]

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A Little More Gore (And His Boots)

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Those of you who watched Al Gore receive the Dan David Prize last night, either on television or online, probably missed one very important thing. He was wearing cowboy boots. (We have proof – check out the footware in the picture on the left). This, of course, officially makes him my new favorite environmental hero. […]

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Go Green Quickly to Avert Energy Crises, Say US-Israeli Economists

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Analysts from Tel Aviv University and San Francisco offer sound solutions for looming energy crises: With electricity rates soaring as much as 150% since 2001, and predictions of severe and regular blackouts in states such as Washington and Virginia, there’s a clear need for new thinking about electricity. A recipe for preventing a dark future […]

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The Water Crisis and the Electric Car

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The public discussion of Israel’s water problems intensified last week, with Israel’s most respected newspaper, Ha’aretz, calling on water authorities to shift to regulating demand for the scarce resource. During the same week, a new study was released which suggested that a shift to electric cars could seriously impact water consumption in countries where this […]

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Living High-Rise and Green

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Two Architecture lecturers from the Technion Institute in Haifa have designed a high-rise sustainable energy apartment complex that includes greenhouses for all its residents, and are building it in Wuhan Province, China. Tagit Klimor and David Knafo, who also run their own architectural practise Knafo Klimor, with offices in Tel Aviv and Haifa, believe in […]

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