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Green Prophets in Focus: Sophie Ohana

Last time, we interviewed eco-activist and journalist Michael Green. Next up in the Green Prophets in Focus series is Sophie Ohana, our resident Eco-Mum! Growing up on an organic farm in England instilled in Sophie a passion for all things green, a passion which she later transported to Israel. When it comes to children and […]

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Eco-Friendly Vs. Usability: The Automatic-Flush Toilet

In this guest post Lea Aharonovitch, a Senior Product Manager at Answers.com, shares her expertise about the green sides of usability. Among other things, I’m a usability expert. Usability is the level of friendliness and ease of use of products and interfaces. Products should be easy to use, designed clearly, and fit the user’s needs. […]

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Green Prophet in Focus: Michael Green

This week, our Green Prophet in Focus series gets up close and personal with resident Prophet Michael Green. Once a music journalist (he stands true to vinyl) and environmental activist in Bristol, UK, Michael has since brought his green wisdom to Israel. In addition to his position here as Prophet-in-residence, Michael is a journalist for […]

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Israeli Environmental Awareness Went Postal

Literally, postal.  It was quite a pleasant surprise when we found out that in 1975 Israel came out with stamps encouraging civillians to protect their environment.  Not only was the message beautiful, but the stamps were pretty darn good looking too. Designed by Israeli artist and sculptor Eliezer Weishoff (whose monuments and other creations are […]

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Even Oil Rich Gulf Countries Look to Renewable Energy

You’d think that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in the Persian Gulf would have nothing to do with alternative energy initiatives, right?  Since they have close to a quarter of the global petroleum reserves literally underfoot, you might assume that they’d try to prevent the development of alternatives, or at least not be […]

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Green Prophets In Focus: James Murray-White

Last week we talked with Jesse Fox, urban planning expert and Treehugger veteran. This week’s Prophet in Focus is James Murray-White, a composting environmentalist with the eye of a filmmaker and the soul of a poet.  James grew up in a green village outside Cambridge, UK, and has donned the roles of both actor and […]

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Earth Shattering EcoPoems

“The trees are weeping in the Land of Israel… There is no compassion For the land’s raiment – Its seven species… And on these parcels of land Concessions will be granted To Burger king And Kentucky Fried Chicken.” From The Trees are Weeping by Aharon Shabtai We’ve seen how poetry and the environment can intersect, […]

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Green Prophets in Focus: Jesse Fox

So the Green Prophets in Focus series continues! Next up is Jesse Fox, a seasoned veteran of the green blogosphere. In addition to being a Prophet-in-residence here, Jesse shares his wealth of environmental wisdom on Treehugger. He is also studying urban and regional planning in the Technion Institute in Haifa–and we know he’ll use his […]

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Green Prophets in Focus: Karen Chernick

While Green Prophet is unified in purpose, our Prophets are an eclectic bunch with distinctly individual perspectives. In this series we’ll be featuring an inside peek into what makes each of our Prophets tick. First up is Karen Chernick, art researcher and vegetarian gourmand extraordinaire. When she isn’t penning prophecies, Karen is employed in an […]

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Nano Technology's Cleaning Up Space Junk

So you’ve finally done it. You’ve built your own rocket ship and you’re about to make your virgin launch. 5… 4… 3… 2… 1… LIFTOFF! The pressure builds as your ship picks up speed. You’re traveling at an astounding 8,000 meters per second. You’re closing in on the stratosphere… You’re through! and BAM! A micro […]

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Eco-Rabbi: Parshat Chukat – Hitting The Land

Last week, God took care of the waste in the camp. This week Moses hits the rock. The Israelites had been traveling in the desert for roughly forty years, and Miriam, the sister of Moses and Aaron, dies. After Miriam dies suddenly the People of Israel lack water. Commentaries explain that in Miriam’s merit a […]

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Swimming in Salad

Did you know that the bagged salad bought in the supermarket tends to contain high levels of chlorine… often higher than in the average swimming pool? It’s easy, and much healthier, to bag your own! Just like with aromatics, after washing and then spinning it dry, roll up your lettuce in paper towels and then […]

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Have a Garden? …Try Composting

I know it sounds crazy, but composting is a great way to green your life, and it’s a lot easier than it sounds. But most important, it significantly reduces the damage we are doing to our environment. Most of the junk that goes into the garbage can be composted products like egg boxes and shredded […]

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Green News From the Arab Blogosphere

Borders, though an understood concept in the modern world, are anything but natural. The truth is that although borders may physically and ideologically separate us, one of the things that we all share is that we are citizens of the earth.   And caring about the environment is a concern that can unite us. The internet, […]

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Green Prophet in the News

First of all, to those of you who have followed us since our humble beginnings (which were initiated, as so many things are, over cappuccinos late at night)–thank you. Without your readership we would not be able to continue to update you on the latest news, cleantech innovation, and cutting edge eco-fashions. Where else can […]