Amulet Gifts Bring Your Loved Ones Local, Handmade Love and Protection

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Okay boys, let’s go over our Valentine’s Day list.  Organic homemade candy – check.  Potted flower plant – check.  Local handmade jewelry – ?  Don’t tell us you’re still scrambling?  The overly commercialized holiday of love is just around the corner!  Don’t worry, though.  We’ve got a jewelry tip that’s just right for your green, […]

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Designing from Nature at Jerusalem's Green Design Seminar

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Green Design – From Theory to Practice (see preview post here), a major international architectural seminar took place this week here in Jerusalem, bringing together leading experts from the worlds of architecture, design, and integrated studies. Despite the recent war in the south, all but one of the international practitioners came, and by doing so, […]

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The Bedouin Ladies of Lakia Weave Together Women and Tradition

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Searching for empowerment: Bedouin women from the Association for the Improvement of Women’s Status meet with visitors from the US. Fair Trade and preserving local craftsmanship and culture, is an important aspect of the green movement –– at least for those environmentalists who value humankind and the health of its societies. Following that notion, we think […]

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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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Enlightenment by Arik Levy: Our Future's So Bright, Green and Beautiful

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Forget the eco-friendly lightbulbs. Arik Levy’s got a new solution: Teaming up with couture lighting company Saazs and other noted designers, the invention is light-emitting glass plates. Apparently something called “planilum technology”, which sounds like its straight from a work of science fiction or comic book, enables the glass itself to emit light. And cutting-edge […]

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Her Boots Are Made For Rocking

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The ever-useful blog Life Goggles, is enamored with Yael Mer’s evacuation kayak skirt and slipper rocker inventions which first appeared here on Green Prophet. And of course, the wildly popular StickyStains of Yael’s boyfriend Shay Alkalay, who we featured in an Israel21c article here. Today, take a gander at an extension of Mer’s slipper rocker, […]

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DYI Home for About a Thousand Bucks

We’ve been to visit the straw bale legends Bill and Athena Stein in Arizona. Israelis are getting into their own groove building with strawbale. Watch the time-lapsed video and the creation of a straw bale geodesic dome, at Kibbutz Lotan in the Arava Valley. Lately, we are of the notion that it’s more green to […]

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