Israeli Sunshine Girl Gets United Nations Prize for Jewish Heart
NOVEMBER 5, 2013
She puts two and two together by taking Israeli technologies and matching them with Jewish donors in the United States to fund real world green energy projects in Africa. Join Green Prophet’s team (learn more and sign up here) as we try to build the Start Up Farm.
A Non-Binding Joint Resolution for the United Nations.
MARCH 4, 2016
A Non-Binding Joint Resolution to Encourage the Establishment of National and International Policies and Procedures in Accord with the Operating Conditions and Principles Conducive to Life.
Israel Takes Messianic Stance on the Rio+20 United Nations Conference
JUNE 17, 2012
Israeli diplomats and ministers have taken a quasi-Messianic tone as the Rio+20 United Nations conference approaches.”Our ” Israel has a reputation as an international hub of green technology.
Eight Ways to Ensure Biodiversity on Earth: Insights from the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity.
JANUARY 22, 2017
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If I Could Speak on Behalf of the Lives of Future Generations.
MARCH 4, 2016
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Women, Rio+20 and the Green Future of the Middle East
JUNE 21, 2012
Poverty, national security, environmental problems and economic development are all influenced by women’s access to family planning resources. Business & Politics Lifestyle & Culture activism Overpopulation population growth reproductive health United Nations women women's rights
Oceans Spiralling Downward, Threatening Life on Earth
OCTOBER 5, 2013
Support the actions of green groups like Greenpeace ; bike to school and work (yes, you can even cycle in Saudi Arabia !); Lifestyle global warming oceans United Nations
Climate change “worst” is yet to come, UN report warns today
MARCH 31, 2014
The United Nations has issued a five years in the making report on climate change, and our future. Green Prophet obtained today’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report and the future looks bleak if we do not take action today.
When will the Middle East wake up to green roofs?
APRIL 7, 2015
Imagine the immediate benefits if the sunny nations of the Middle East slipped this into their building codes, turning acres of flat rooftops into something more than a place to hang laundry and anchor a satellite dish. The list of added benefits of green roofs is long. Vive la France!
Earth Summit Initiators Prepping in Israel Today
OCTOBER 25, 2011
The meeting will deal with green agriculture as part of a green economy and as a tool for economic development and eradication of poverty. Cleantech, Science & Technology Climate Climate Change global warming green investing green investment Israel United Nations
Israel’s Ramot Menashe Woodland New UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
SEPTEMBER 14, 2011
Read more on Israel nature sports: Green Prophet Eco Tours Wadi Ara Trails and Springs. Travel & Nature drip irrigation eco-tourism forests Israel United Nations water conservatonSclerophyllous forests in Ramot Menashe now a UNESCO biosphere rerserve.
Wastewater Treatment Plant from Israel Plant Wins UN Recognition
JUNE 28, 2012
The plant, in combination with Israel’s national water company Mekorot , is working to improve its methods. It recently launched an advertising campaign on CNN International to coincide with the Rio+20 United Nations Conference, seeking to brand Israel as a “green county.”
Gaza’s Green Schools Fuse Islamic Architecture and Sustainable Design
DECEMBER 4, 2011
A fusion of traditional Islamic architecture and modern sustainable design, Gaza’s new green schools will cost the same to build as their less-sustainable counterparts. .
The world’s economic model is suicide, says UN Secretary General
MARCH 28, 2011
“China is committed to winning the green economy race, she said. Governments can provide the conditions for green growth by setting “a price on carbon, Hedegaard said.
Canada Cuts UNESCO Funds Based on US Law
NOVEMBER 1, 2011
Palestine is neither a country nor a state, but Palestinian people living in the West Bank and Gaza are vying for their own sovereignty and recognition by the United Nations.
UN: Urban Trees Needed Everywhere
OCTOBER 3, 2011
Tighten your city’s green belt on World Habitat Day: Plant trees everywhere, in cities all over the Middle East. Or the old-fashioned model of the Jewish National Fund to plant trees everywhere in Israel. Jan McAlpine, Director of the United Nations Forum on Forests Secretariat.
UN Says Aquaculture Could Solve Fish Collapse
NOVEMBER 16, 2011
The report sent to Green Prophet highlights the importance of aquaculture in supplementing the world’s growing demand for protein, especially fish. Food & Health aquaculture Egypt fish fishing Gaza Israel marine life United Nations
12 Uber Simple Steps to Green Your Life in 2012
DECEMBER 28, 2011
Step in for this wonderful list of 12 easy ways to green your 2012. The folks over at Nourishing the Planet have come up with a stellar list of simple steps that every person can take to green their lives. image via maliny.
The Big Ask – Is Islamic Sustainability The Answer To Our Green Prayers?
MARCH 13, 2013
Well, this journey started almost thirty years ago when the United Nations University were embarking on a project on water and Islam for which I drafted two chapters on this topics as well as international law and shared water resources.
New Delhi: new green hotels couldn’t be more different
Green Traveler Guides
AUGUST 8, 2011
| Leela Palace & Green Leaf |. And that’s why, during this Delhi stay, I recommend wallowing in the cool green comfort of the Leela Palace or Green Leaf hotels. Leela Palace: over-the-top green. Green Leaf’s low-tech green. Green Leaf: suite green.
Great Green Wall of Trees for Africa
Green Living Ideas
JULY 15, 2010
The “Great Green Wall will go through 11 countries in the Sahel-Saharan region. The [.] [ Great Green Wall of Trees for Africa from Green Living Ideas ]. The Global Environment Facility (GEF), in an effort to lessen desertification and drought in Africa, is helping to plant a living wall of trees across Africa. The “wall will be huge — 9 miles (14 kilometers) thick and 4,400 miles (7,081 km) long.
Heroines for the Planet: Summer Rayne Oakes, Green Inspiration, Ecopreneur and Activist
JUNE 15, 2012
Right now she’s in Brazil for Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, where she’s connecting with other like-minded influencers keen on advancing social equity and environmental protection.
Beirut Activists Try to “Green the Grey” of Their Concrete Urban Environment
JUNE 9, 2011
200 Beirut residents reminded others that cities can (and should) be green. Fed up with the absence of greenery in Beirut , 200 residents of the city gathered this past Saturday in a decidedly concrete Sassine Square to collectively say that they wanted to “Green the Grey.
In Search of Green Peace in the Middle East (INTERVIEW)
DECEMBER 28, 2012
I spoke to Walid Saleh, MENA Regional Programme at the United Nations University-Institute for Water, Environment, and Health, about his work at the HIMA Global Initiative and the opportunities and constraints they are facing. Do You WANA Green The Middle East?
The Green Sheikh Calls for Action Against Ecological Crimes
NOVEMBER 3, 2011
Pictured on the far left, the Green Sheikh took a break from his environmental activism to support breast cancer awareness at a polo event in the United Arab Emirates. Lifestyle & Culture Climate Change Environmental destruction natural disasters The Green Sheikh
Here’s to Earth Day: 9 eco-friendly Caribbean resorts
Green Traveler Guides
APRIL 13, 2011
| Green Travel News |. T o celebrate Earth Day (April 22), cheapcaribbean.com has compiled this list of its eco-friendly luxury resorts, all recognized for green initiatives and a commitment to protecting the natural environments that surround them: Galley Bay Resort, Antigua.
Mario Cucinella: Interview With Gaza’s Green School Architect
APRIL 9, 2012
Early 2013 will see the launch of a green school which will collect rainwater and regulate internal temperature using thermal technologies. Constructing a green building in such a region definitely comes with a whole cache of problems- it also comes with a whole load of benefits.
Top green stories of 2012
DECEMBER 30, 2012
Rio+20, United Nations conference on sustainable development, which took place in June resulted in a disappointing flop. National elections took place in the USA. 2012, what a year!
Get Empowered with Meatless Mondays. ~ Kate St. John
DECEMBER 7, 2013
Raising animals for food wastes so many of our natural resources that the United Nations recently released a report concluding that a global shift toward a vegan diet is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Food Green Health & Wellness Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) animal cruelty eating ethical green meatless monday rights vegan vegetarian
Vegetarianism and the Environment
Green Living Ideas
APRIL 2, 2010
However, I have seen so many stories and studies about its link to widespread environmental problems lately, I felt impelled to write about [.] [ Vegetarianism and the Environment from Green Living Ideas ]. As a vegetarian who believes that living a vegetarian life is more of a moral or spiritual issue than anything else, it is something I don’t often bring up in discussion with others.
Tax Breaks for Energy Efficient Homes
Environmental News Network
OCTOBER 22, 2013
Many countries already have this mechanism including the United States, Europe, China and Japan. Climate Consumerism Go Green Green Building Green Energy/Transportation Green Technology Science &Technology Sustainability Conservation energy tax breaks Taxes Tips
Can you believe earth is running out of sand?
DECEMBER 5, 2014
In 2009 Green Prophet reported that the massive construction boom caused a shortage of the high quality desert sand used in construction. Green Tech and Gadgets desert environment natural resources sand
Debunking Some Green Myths
Green Home Blog
NOVEMBER 2, 2012
Debunking Some Green Myths. And not all “green” corporations are as environmentally friendly as they would have you believe. In fact, phony green companies have inspired the term “greenwashing” – a term that piggybacks on such concepts as “whitewashing,” which means intentionally obscuring some unfortunate, possibly illegal and likely immoral action or event (i.e., Not all “natural” products are natural.
Verizon selects 12 Internet of Things startups that may change your world
SEPTEMBER 25, 2015
After having a hydroponic farm at school (thanks to NGOs like Harlem Grown ), the kid and families started to eat fresh greens every day. Cities Green Tech and Gadgets Health hydroponics Internet of Things organic food Verizon
New Report: What Will the Urban Century Mean for Nature?
Nature Conservancy - Science
OCTOBER 7, 2013
For instance, although it’s surrounded by Cape Town, South Africa’s Table Mountain National Park houses extraordinarily rich biodiversity. An aerial view of Cape Town. Image Credit: Damien du Toit/Flickr user coda through a Creative Commons license.
Over Polluted Qatar Hosts UN Climate Conference
NOVEMBER 8, 2012
This month’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP18) will be hosted by Qatar, the tiny peninsula nation in the Persian Gulf that holds the world record for per capita CO2 emissions.
Aircraft Emissions: Um, Stewardess, Got An Aspirin?
DECEMBER 19, 2011
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol both specifically exclude the industry, instead Kyoto kicked this regulatory ball to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Where does this sit on the global green agenda?
Venomous Irukandji Jellyfish Kills Eco Bloggers
JUNE 2, 2013
Green Prophet recently reported about alarming surges in jellyfish populations in the Mediterranean Sea. Lifestyle & Culture Travel & Nature eco-craft Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations General Fisheries Commission irukandji jellyfish venomous animals
UN: Innovation needed to feed people of the future
JULY 1, 2015
Exports of dairy products are projected to further concentrate among four prime sources: New Zealand, the European Union, the United States and Australia, where opportunities for domestic demand growth are limited. Green Tech and Gadgets food innovation food tech hydroponics
Kareiva: Vanishing Soils, the World’s Dirty Secret
Nature Conservancy - Science
APRIL 10, 2013
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the World Bank have all recognized how crucial soil is to their mission of sustainable development. But we still lack global- and national-level soil monitoring.