"Greenchange" – A new Israeli social network

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In an overwhelming world of  online social networks a new Israeli/Environmental network has emerged called “GreenChange“ using the Ning.com platform. The organization behind GreenChange is the “Heschel Center for Environmental learning and leadership“, which celebrates it’s 10th anniversary today. Its goal is to create an online environment where environmentalists can meet, share ideas and information […]

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During An Economic Crisis, Can Environmental Stocks Outperform? An Experiment

Green Prophet’s stock picks: We were approached by an Israeli startup that follows and predicts stock market trends MarketGuru to execute a joint experiment: how do “green” clean technology stocks perform against the market as a whole? MarketGuru asked Green Prophet to choose a variety of environmental stocks to track their progress of how they are […]

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Israel and China Build Israel's Biggest Solar Power Plant

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This week, Israel’s biggest solar power station was inaugurated in Katsrin, a place otherwise known for its archaeological sites. Generating 85,000 KWH per year, the power station represents a milestone in Israel’s adoption of alternative energy, which until now had hardly been a soaring success. But it also represents something else: A partnership between Israel […]

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Green Action Events: The SAHA Project Takes Off

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Green Action‘s SAHA project brings together uniquely environmental and political issues promoting community trade between Palestinians, Israeli Arabs and Israeli Jews. The project initially began with a group of Palestinian farmers whose livelihood was threatened due to the occupation and separation wall. These farmers came together and set up the Zaytun Cooperative and work with […]

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Greening One Day at a Time

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Greening your life is not an easy task. It’s about changing habits, and habits don’t always change easily. What DOES smooth the process along is by taking things slowly, don’t jump in head first, and slowly adding more as time goes on. Choose one aspect of your life that you would like to improve, environmentally, […]

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Is the Israeli Media Going Green?

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As Green Prophet nears its first birthday, we’re are pleased to have brought you hundreds of stories about environmental issues and activism in Israel and the Middle East over the last 12 months. We’re glad to be playing our part in the mushrooming of environmental awareness in the region. According to data from Yifat Media […]

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General Meeting of Israel's New Environmental Political Party "HaTnuah Hayeruka"

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We’ve been following the recent green politics and parties in Israel (see our Re-evaluating Green Parties, Must They Be Liberal Left Wing?). And tomorrow the brand new environmental political party The Green Movement (HaTnuah Hayeruka) is holding a general meeting of members tomorrow morning, Friday, Nov. 14 at 9 a.m. at the Seminar Kibbutzim in […]

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Take an Eco-Friendly Tour with Israel Travel Company

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We’ve seen that environmentally conscious tourism is becoming more than a buzz word, what with government initiatives stepping in, and the various alternatives in eco-tourism that Israel now offers–including Kazakh yurts! Australian-born tour guide Zel Lederman customizes personal tours for groups and families with Israel Travel Company: Israel Off the  Beaten Track, including tours with […]

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SPNI Boycotts Ministry of Environment Gala Over New Settlement

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The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) announced yesterday that they would boycott the 60th anniversary gala evening held by the Ministry of Environmental Protection. The reason? The Ministry supports the building of a new settlement, Mirsham, in the Lachish region. The SPNI and other environmentalists have strongly objected to the project, […]

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Green Prophet in the Garden State

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This prophet just made the flight from Tel Aviv to his childhood home of New Jersey. After a year of observing Israel and it’s eco-consciousness (and at times lack thereof), I was eager to see how the Garden State measured up to its nick name. I couldn’t help but compare my observations in New Jersey […]

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Palestinian Eco-Activism is on the Rise

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How can you recycle your paper and plastic when there’s nowhere to put it in your neighbourhood? It’s not just recycling facilities that are in short supply in East Jerusalem, but also environmental consciousness in general, as I found out recently whilst researching environmentalism among the 200,000+ Palestinian residents of the Holy City. My lack […]

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