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Green Education in the United Arab Emirates, Business is Booming

The Bee’ah School of Environment (BSOE), an education initiative created by a United Arab Emirates-based environmental and waste management company, recently announced it is expanding its networks in the eastern and central region of Sharjah, engaging with 160,000 students in over 200 schools. The BSOE envisions an expansion of this initiative, hoping to spread throughout […]

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Learn Efficiently While You Sleep?

Cram for your exams while taking a cat nap? This Israeli study says you might be able to learn while you are asleep. Is sleep learning possible? A new Weizmann Institute study appearing today in Nature Neuroscience has found that if certain odors are presented after tones during sleep, people will start sniffing when they […]

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East Jerusalem Environmental Center To Green The Neighbourhood

From recycling to water conservation, the East Jerusalem Environment Center  is on a mission to improve the city and its neighbourhoods. Joining the ranks of  influential green organisations such as Bustan and the Arava Institute is the newly formed East Jerusalem Environmental Center. Setup in September 2009 to work with two schools to reduce their […]

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Do Palestinians Blame Israel For Their Environmental Woes?

According to a report by an organization which reviews school textbooks, Palestinian students are taught to blame Israel for their environmental problems but how accurate is the assessment? The Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education (IMPACT-SE), which reviews school textbooks in the Middle East North Africa region, recently released a damning […]

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Home Study to Green Your Education

Sharpen those green pencils and get your eco-friendlier education at home. When offering advice about how to reduce one’s carbon footprint, several environmental advocates, organizations, and websites suggest telecommuting to work as much as possible.  Telecommuting (or working remotely from home on a computer) saves gas, releases fewer carbon emissions, and…. enables you to work […]

Sharjah Launches ‘Environment Awareness Award’

Sharjah Launches the 'Environment Awareness Award’ for May with aims to increase students’ participation in environmental activities at school. With AED100,000+ in total prize money, the Sharjah Environment Award initiative will see 145 schools and 150,000 students taking part, focusing its first year on THREE R’s: Reduce, Re-use, Recycle!

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World’s First Eco-Playbus Hits the Streets of Bethlehem

Built by Palestinian engineers, the toy-carrying Eco-Playbus is powered by solar and cycling power Yesterday, 250 children from the Aida Camp in Bethlehem and various Camps across Jerusalem gathered to celebrate the launch the unique Eco-Playbus project. Aimed at Palestinians living in refugee camps, the Eco-Playbus is a traveling vehicle filled with games and toys […]

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How to Make the Most of the Rain

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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Rishon Lezion Schools Walk for the Environment

If you live near a school, then you know what 8 am and afternoon pick up times mean for the environment.  With all of those parents driving their individual children to and from school, the carbon emissions associated with getting elementary, middle, and high school students to school can be pretty detrimental. Not only is […]

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Recycled Paper

For every ton of paper, roughly 200,000 sheets of paper, that is recycled paper saves us from cutting down approximately 17 trees. The average school tosses 38 tons of paper each year, the equivalent of 644 trees. When you buy notebooks and paper think green and spend a couple extra to get recycled (it’s not […]

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Back To School – Reuse Books

With everyone going back to school over the next few days, now is a good time to connect with parents from your children’s school. Find out who has children in grades above your child and see if you can get their old books. There are also many book stores which will buy and resell used […]