Green Events at the Porter School of Environmental Studies at Tel Aviv University this Week

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If being more environmentally friendly is one of your New Year’s resolutions, you might consider going to one of the great “green” events hosted by the Porter School of Environmental Studies at Tel Aviv University this week. First up is a screening of Urban Legend – an environmental documentary by Nitzan Horovitz that was presented […]

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Green Your Dorm!

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With the traditional bi-annual Israeli university strike nipped in the bud a lot of students are on their way to their new dorm room. Here are a few tips to keep it  green. Reduce – Moving to a new place is a great time to rethink how you do things. Just because it was done […]

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How to Make the Most of the Rain

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I love the rain. It cleanses the city. Everything looks and smells clean and fresh. My biggest problem, though, with the rain is that so much of it goes to waste. With Israel’s future rain forcasts in question waiting for rain can be nerve-wracking. And when it finally comes, so much of it goes to […]

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Bustan Qaraaqa: Permaculture and Empowerment For Palestinians in the West Bank

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Although Palestinian environmental activism is clearly on the rise, Palestinians still face a myriad of environmental and social challenges.  These issues often have both ecological and political aspects; the current water shortage, for instance, is influenced both by global climate change and Israel’s policies in the West Bank. This past year, a team of four […]

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Environmental Conference for Imams Challenges Israeli Muslims to Go Green

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(Image credit marantzer)  Last Thursday fifty Muslim clerics gathered in Umm el-Fahm for a conference to raise awareness regarding environmental issues among imams.  The first of its kind, the conference was an important stepping stone in improving the quality of the environment in Israeli-Arab towns. Organized partially by the director of Environmental Quality Unit Northern […]

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Why is the Society for the Protection of Nature (SPNI) in Israel Supporting Settlements in the West Bank?

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Should Israel’s premiere environment preservation group support settlement activities? Regarded as one of, if not the, most respected environmental NGOs in Israel, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) has a lot to be proud of. Perhaps best known for its tours and field schools, it also works on grassroots community initiatives […]

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The Cousteaus Set Sail For Israel

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Growing up as a kid, my favorite nature shows were either the Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom or specials about Jacques Cousteau as he explored the great seas. Some of those hours glued to the tube made me into who I am today. Thanks to some key words penned into a story on ISRAEL21c, marine […]

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