Embracing a Greener Ramadan

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Green iftars, and sustainable ways Muslims can approach the holy month of Ramadan. The holiest month of the Islamic year, Ramadan, began last Friday, 20 July. This Ramadan, many Muslims are looking at a new dimension of the month: our impact on the earth. This is particularly important as we learn more about the effects […]

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UAE to host Sustainability Camp

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The UAE takes another green step with a sustainability camp set for February 26. The United Arab Emirates has been up to all manner of green things over the last couple of years. From solar-powered cash machines to plans to go plastic-free by 2013, and now they are hosting a unique sustainability camp on February […]

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“The Moneyless Man” Talks to The Green Prophet About The Middle East

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Mark Boyle, otherwise known as the “moneyless man,” says that the Middle East’s emphasis on caring and sharing should make adopting a “freeconomic” lifestyle easier than in the West. Frustrated and worried about the state of our environment, we chomp at the bits and engage in frothy conversations about irresponsible citizens and politicians, but few […]

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Winter Heating Tips

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With the cold creeping in it is tempting to do all you can, no matter how wasteful, to stay warm. The good news is that you don’t have to be wasteful to be warm! Typically, energy bills climb in the winter months due to the use of heaters. But if you are cold, and the […]

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Gas Leak? Think Safety

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Most of us are familiar with the movie Fight Club, where the protagonist’s house is blown up as a result of a gas leak. Gas leaks are serious, if you smell a leak you should stop what you are doing immediately and call a technician. However, not all leaks are noticeable. You may have a […]

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Tips Against Jellyfish Invasion For Israel and Lebanon Coasts

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With summer coming on, beach enthusiasts must now begin to be on the lookout for swarms of jellyfish, otherwise known as “meduzot.” The grey, blob-like masses appear every summer off the cost of Israel, Lebanon, and most other Mediterranean countries as well. In fact the hypothesized “introduced species” that came to the Mediterranean Sea after […]

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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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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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Best Way to Defrost Food

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The best way to defrost food is in the fridge. It not only keeps the fridge cool, meaning the fridge itself will use less energy to stay cool, but often people leave food out too long with defrosting which causes their food to collect unwanted bacteria. Many other people use their microwave to defrost food. […]

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Save Your Etrog!

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With the holiday of Sukkot midway through now is the time to start thinking about what to do with your four species when the holiday is out. I would suggest composting the leaves. I know this is controversial, since they were used for a mitzva, but considering that usually they are thrown onto the ark […]

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Green Your Repentance

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The Jewish Day of Repentance, Yom Kippur, is a day of introspection and self-evaluation. While doing so make sure not to sin in the green realm. On a day that no one showers and most people are out of the house for most of the day, in synagogue, there is a relatively low eco-print. But […]

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Clean Up After Fido

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It has been estimated that a single gram of dog waste can contain 23 million fecal coliform bacteria, which are known to cause cramps, diarrhea, intestinal illness, and serious kidney disorders in humans. EPA even estimates that two or three days’ worth of droppings from a population of about 100 dogs would contribute enough bacteria […]

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Honey

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It is customary on the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashana, this past Tuesday and Wednesday) to have apples with honey to bring a sweet new year. In honor of this custom I would like to list several benefits of this wonderous sweetener. Being green is about being healthy to the world around you, as well […]

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Deliver

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Considering the rising price of gasoline it is probably cheaper to get your groceries delivered than to take your car to the supermarket. Yes, the delivery van will be doing the driving for you, so why bother? Well, they deliver multiple deliveries for the same amount of gas that you would use to go and […]

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Plunge Away!

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The other day I was showering and when I stepped out of the shower I found that my house had showered with me. Hair had gotten stuck in the drain and backed up the water forcing it to exit out all over my floor! It was a nightmare. (These things usually happen right before company […]

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Tasty Water

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Are you sick of that sick taste from water bottles? It’s great to refill your bottles again and again, but they end up tasting bad. For water storage it is better to use glass bottles rather than plastic bottles. They can be used repeatedly without the aftertaste caused when repeatedly using plastic bottles. Just be […]

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National Pollution Prevention: Volunteer

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Volunteering is a great way you can raise your awareness during the US National Pollution Prevention week. Can we honestly ask others to make changes if we are not working ourselves? It’s not always easy to volunteer but there are many different levels and degrees of involvement one can take. In three easy steps you […]

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Do You Crochet?

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If you don’t, perhaps you know someone who does? Save your old t-shirts. If cut & sewn into long strips connecting them into one big ball of “yarn” they can be crocheted or knitted into heavy afghans, blankets, bedspreads, lap covers, rugs, or clothing, such as hats, scarves, or shawls and ponchos. Guaranteed, that you’ll […]

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