Environment
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Throwing out the garbage together

A project that targets shared environmental hazards in the north convinces Israel’s Arabs and Jews that cooperation is worthwhile.   Members of the Forum for Environmental Justice examine some of the environmental hazards in the Galilee region. They meet once …

Israel’s clean tech clicks with Ohio’s

Israel’s privatized clean tech incubator LN Greentech is about to branch out in the US, starting with the state of Ohio.   “Israel is our home… but the market is in the US,” Klara Oren, CEO of LN Greentech. Klara …

Texans tip their Stetsons to Israeli business

ISRAEL21c learns why the second-largest state in the US and the smallest state in the Middle East make good business together.   Making links between two “Lone Star states”, Arie Brish, founder of the Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce. While at …

Luring low- and high-tech to the Negev desert

In a tribute to founding Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, two former IDF colonels have set up a technology incubator designed to green southern Israel. Photo by Doron Horowitz/Flash90. Israel’s Negev desert is a development challenge, but a new incubator called …

Quality control for alternative energy success

Israel’s BrightView Systems aims to encourage solar energy use by optimizing efficiency, improving quality and ensuring the reliability of solar panels.   At the start of an industry build up – Benny Shoham, CEO of BrightView Systems. For hybrid cars, wind …

Cool use of the sun

Heatwaves can lead to energy blackouts as customers turn their air-con on. Now an Israeli company is proposing to use the sun’s heat to cool our homes, reducing harmful electricity surges in the process.   Using the heat of the …

Building peace and green architects

Despite recent troubles, an Israeli-Greek architect is organizing an important new sustainable building workshop for Palestinian and Israeli architecture students. Architect Elias Messinas. His goal is to create a new reality for Palestinian and Israeli architecture students in the Middle …