Good on ya Israel, conveyed Australia's Federal Environment and Water Minister Malcolm Turnbull last Monday while meeting with a 24-person Israeli delegation on Aussie turf. The countries have found common ground in water and have recently signed a
Last week at a press conference, we sat apprehensively beside a piece of shiny, lava-like stone wondering if it really was as inert as the company investors and president claimed. There we met with Israeli company Environmental Energy Resources (EER)
The Jewish culture is governed by tradition. A newer tradition is for young American Jews to come to Israel to get in touch with their ancient Hebrew roots. Normally they come for about 10 days and visit the obvious sights such as the Dead Sea, the
The new Green Building Design Contest, a first in Israel, has been launched by Israel’s Ministry of Environmental Protection. According to Mr. Nir Kedmi, a head in the Ministry, the purpose of the competition is to raise the awareness of architects,
It's more than a problem. It's an epidemic. Multi-national companies are sabotaging Israel's modest efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle. Last week we reported on IKEA Israel and the plastic bag fiasco — that Israeli customers will not be
The race is on. With the threat of global warming looming over our heads and rising oil prices -- politicians, environmentalists and everyone in between can agree that the world needs alternative fuel sources (and to diversify its fuel sources). Some
Finally. IKEA is charging customers for those gigantic plastic bags that no one really needs except for the moments when we wheel our stuff from the curb to the car and then haul it up the stairs. But not in Israel. Here the 5 cent charge doesn't and
Israelis are full of original ideas. Go to the doctor in Tel Aviv and you may find your GP is writing a novel, is an expert on French wine and is building a strawbale house in the desert. Israelis are ideas people. Dreamers.
Did we say we like flatpack? This vase is no thicker than a piece of paper when flat. Fill it with water and it takes shape and is very stable. Tel Aviv designers T.H+E have engineered and manufactured it out of layers of polyethylene and polyester to
Once upon a time, scientists conducted experiments and with little forethought poured noxious chemicals from their beakers and test tubes down the drain. In recent years, with concerns for the environment and human health high on the agenda,
The Industrial zone - Ramat Hovav - has been a bone of contention for years. The area is home to 23,000 Beduins– once nomadic folk who now live near the site known for its toxic health effects. In 2004, a study showed that cancer and mortality rates
Ever want to know what goes on behind the business of solar panels? You’re an architect and wondering how you can start integrating solar power into your plans? Curious about the pros and cons of both solar-thermal and photovoltaic energy? Ben-Gurion
When you hear about Israel on CNN - let’s face it - it seems like a pretty rough place to be. And while it can be scary at times to ride a bus, or think about the consequences of a nuclear Iran, most of the time people over here live life like you do.
Practically every Israeli after a two or three year stint in the army escapes the pressures of living in a small country surrounded by less than benevolent neighbours – to go backpacking somewhere else, anywhere else. You can find hordes of them
Over here in the Holy Land, Israelis are just gearing up to welcome in one of four different new years celebrated each year. Starting at sundown tonight, Jewish people around the world will say happy new year to the trees. Known as Tu B’Shvat, the
It's not just the Mad Professor who likes coming to Israel Thanks to a tipster at World Changing (David Zaks) - we are about to back-comb our hair and wax it into natty dreadlocks in preparation for Israel's Reggae Environmental Education Concert.
Hundertwasser- Austrian architect, artist, environmentalist- proposed green and aesthetic solutions for highways and byways. His sketches of underground highways lined by trees to filter out noxious chemicals, also showed such a concept could minimize