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Nagaya Organic Gifts: Give the Gift of Sustainability

What could be a more thoughtful gift than a gift that’s organic?  Giving someone an organic gift shows not only that you care about their personal health and well-being, but that you care about the future of their environment and world.  Overall, an organic gift is a gift of love. Unfortunately, unique organic gifts aren’t […]

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Inbal Dayagi Designs a Boom Box With Eco Soul

For whatever reason, the Ipod and its classic white earphones have become a symbol of music and street cool. People use them on the street, on the bus, on the train, in a plane… they’re everywhere. But Ipods just aren’t Israeli designer Inbal Dayagi‘s style. Nope. She’s too funky and too green for that. Guided […]

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Hikers Take On The Holy Land, A Recap

A guest post from Hazon in New York: This March 23 – 27 thirty participants from around North America and Israel hiked from the northern tip of Israel to the Sea of Galilee on the first-ever Hike for Israel, to benefit the Heschel Center for Environmental Learning and Leadership, based in Tel Aviv, and Hazon […]

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A Happy, Sustainable Passover to All

Spring is here at last which also means the festival of Passover is soon upon us. Many Jewish festivals represent an opportunity to reflect on our ecological and ethical footprints and this is especially true on Pesach when our thoughts fall on the issues of our food, freedom and those who have none to take […]

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Where Composting "Blooms"

Green Prophet was contacted this week by a green husband and wife team who are in the eco-business of making composters here in Israel (see left). Regular readers of GP will know that we are mad for composting: Mulch, Rot, Invigorate and A Half Empty Bin and Some Worms. Ilan Bar-Kat and Lisa Bloom live […]

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Is Green Hazardous?

Jewish blog, Jewneric made the claim the other day that “Going Green” May Be Hazardous to Your Health. Their argument in a nutshell is such: Florescent lights contain mercury. Even though they save energy the mercury causes more damage to the environment, due to careless disposal, than the extra energy an incandescent gives off. Therefore they are […]

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A Healthy, Sustainable Purim

Food is never something lacking at Jewish celebrations, but, like most things in life, their environmental footprint keeps expanding, whether the factory-farmed chicken that ends up in the soup pan, or the throwaway plastic cutlery destined to spend the next few centuries in a landfill site. Our friends at Jewish eco-NGO, Hazon, have devised a […]

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If You Love Green Prophet, Spread the Love

With eight steady writers and up to several new posts a day, Green Prophet is growing exponentially and helping to make the world just a little greener (we hope). In less than two months we have acquired a substantial following from all over the world. There are several ways to keep the green love flowing, […]

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Plant a Tree for Tu B’Shvat…Online

It could only happen in 2008. During the year of Shmitta, which is every seven years, Jewish law dictates that we not work the land of Israel in any way. The Jewish National Fund customarily organizes tree-planting activities that attract thousands of people in honor of Tu B’Shvat…but not during Shmitta.

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Steps to Green Your Kitchen

This kicks off the first in a series of tips to make you and your life, a little more green. Home is where the green heart is, and the kitchen is a great place to start making your home more environmentally friendly. As children, who can’t remember the kitchen being the center of activity in […]

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Review of ‘Garbage Warrior’

Micheal Reynolds is a true visionary of a sustainable way forward for humanity, housed in buildings that use throwaway materials and don’t need external power or sewage systems. ‘Food, Energy, and Sewage’ is his mantra, and getting them or getting rid of them without reliance on the National Grid system is his pre-occupation. Thankfully, Reynolds, […]

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Living High-Rise and Green

Two Architecture lecturers from the Technion Institute in Haifa have designed a high-rise sustainable energy apartment complex that includes greenhouses for all its residents, and are building it in Wuhan Province, China. Tagit Klimor and David Knafo, who also run their own architectural practise Knafo Klimor, with offices in Tel Aviv and Haifa, believe in […]

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Alon Tal, environmental lawyer

“Israelis are tremendously committed to the environment. We can move mountains if optimism motivates us.” Alon Tal founded the Israel Union for Environmental Defense (IUED) in 1990 and has been working in public interest advocacy ever since. In 1996, he founded the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, an advanced academic center where Israeli, Jordanian, Palestinian, […]