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Middle Eastern Grassrooters That Keep It Environmentally and Socially Responsible

Not all environmental organizations and projects have tunnel vision – some focus on social responsibility as well. It’s unfortunate that environmental and social responsibility don’t automatically go hand in hand.  What green changes would be possible without effecting society?  And since when does anything involving society or people not effect the environment?  But most organizations […]

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Green Action Events: The SAHA Project Takes Off

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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SAHA's Fairly Local Trade

For most people, fair trade means making sure South American and African farmers get paid a reasonable wage to grow coffee and chocolate. But in Israel, fair trade is much more local. Two companies have emerged in the last few years to provide a living wage for farmers in the region. The first, SAHA, is […]

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Green Action is About Environmental AND Social Change

Environmental and social change don’t always go together in green organizations, but the truth is that you can’t really make green changes without effecting society. Alternatively, some socio-economic groups just don’t have the resources to make costly (yet positive) environmental changes. As Jeff recently pointed out in his reaction to Tel Aviv’s farmers market, it […]