Waste Not, Want Not: Doron Sar-Shalom Recycles With Style

It’s one thing when designers take brand new ready-made materials and transform them into something else. It’s another thing entirely when designers take old ready-mades and reincarnate them in order to avoid waste. Reincarnation is what Israeli designer Doron Sar-Shalom is all about. His designs, which consist mainly of lamps, are constructed out of unlikely […]

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Voices From the Green Egyptian Blogosphere

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As part of our mission to foresee a green, environmentally-sound future for Israel, its neighbors and the world, we’ll be occasionally featuring blogs from the regional blogosphere that also care about all things green, especially those in Arab countries where green issues are relatively undeveloped. Last week we featured environmental blogs from Lebanon and Jordan, […]

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Water Arc's Water Recycling Gets a Boost at Cleantech 2008

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Last week, Green Prophet reported from the Cleantech 2008 expo, the annual exhibition of environmentally-friendly technologies and innovations in Israel. The talk of the town (or Airport City, at least) was the sun, following the announcement that the Israel Electric Company is going to pay families producing clean energy via solar panels. The sun’s nemesis, […]

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Batteries

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The batteries that you throw out today end up in landfills and incinerators. From here they eventually leak into the environment and can end up poisoning you tomorrow. Find out where the closest place for you to recycle batteries is. And if you use rechargeable batteries you will not only reduce the circulation of dangerous […]

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Wake Up and Smell the Recycled Roses: Yoav Kotik's Spring Exhibition at Periscope Gallery

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It’s the spring exhibition season in Tel Aviv, and the art world is blooming.  Blooming with new shows, new artists, and new ideas.  And, thanks to internationally exhibited Israeli artist Yoav Kotik, blooming with recycled flowers. Kotik, a graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, has fashioned flowers out of junk […]

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Carlos Motta, Inspiration from Brazil

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The tell-tale sign of an apartment being renovated in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem is the huge green dumpster holding piles of wood, doors, windows and tiles. Green Prophet says it’s time to reclaim some of those perfectly useful materials instead of sending them to landfill. Why not bypass that trip to IKEA and create simple, […]

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Ready, Set, Recycle!

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For the second year in a row, Israeli schools are participating in a recycling competition called “Recycle Time 2008” to see which school recycles the most bottles and cans.  The four month educational program and competition – which has been taking place in Tel Aviv, Haifa, Ashdod, Rishon Lezion, Kfar Saba, Beer Sheva, Rahat, and […]

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Be Creative

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In the spirit of the 3 R’s see try to think outside of the box. How canyou reuse household items in ways not originally intended for them? Forinstance, want to start an herb garden? Egg cartons make great planters forseedlings. Cottage cheese containers can be used as a great for organizinglittle things. 

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Let ‘em Hang

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Let your towel hang dry in between uses so that you can reuse your towel. After your shower you should be clean. You are not necessarily getting your towel dirty by drying yourself of on it. If you do this you not only will be saving money on washing costs, water and the time you […]

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Reuse Your Plastic Shopping Bags

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Israel is known for it’s plastic shopping bags. While it’s better to bring your own reusable sturdy shopping bags when you go shopping, sometimes we find ourselves deciding to stop by the store spontaneously. Of course that would be the only way we would find ourselves using plastics… If you are going to use plastic […]

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Filter Your Water

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Much of the bottled water on the market is actually not so natural. As a rule, bottled water is no safer or healthier than the H2O that flows from municipal water systems. Many are bottled from natural sources; however, some are simply filtered or even only tap water in a fancy package. The ones that […]

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Newspaper un-Litter

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Most neighborhoods have recycle bins for paper. However there still are many that do not. If you are unlucky enough to live in one of these neighborhoods tie your newspapers into a bundle before you dispose of them. This way you can prevent newspaper from blowing through your neighborhood and you can use one less […]

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