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Posted on on January 27th, 2013
by Pincas Jawetz (

Green Prophet is a sustainable voice for green news on the Middle East region. A region with sweeping changes and immense opportunities for sustainable investment and growth, we cover a vast and unexplored territory from Morocco to Iran. The Middle East and North Africa region includes more than half a billion people. Controlling about 60 percent of the world’s oil, and 45 percent of its natural gas reserves, and with little environmental awareness in general and dwindling water resources, the region’s activities are of immense consequence for climate change, human migration, and the future of our planet.

Covering this very unique niche and impressive diversity of the landscape and people, Green Prophet is followed closely by industry game changers, investors, media, and the heads of environment non-profits. Green Prophet’s stories have been featured and linked to on the world’s most influential media outlets including Al Jazeera, AOL News, TIME Magazine, the NY Times and dozens more, connecting us on the ground as the definitive source of green news for the Middle East and North Africa region.

Green Prophet covers Middle East green news that impacts policy, clean tech investments, and environmental education and advocacy. Its award winning writers cover green technology startups and investments in solar and renewable energy, green design, sustainable architecture, fashion, culture and religion, and policy news that impacts the Middle East region. Look for a focus on countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Israel, Qatar, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia.

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Abu Dhabi’s Sustainability Week – Green Prophet Was There!!!

Green Prophet joined a VIP media team in Abu Dhabi last week to cover the World Future Energy Summit and the Abu Dhabi Sustainable Energy Week.

We visited Wendy (click here), the eco-art sculpture that cleans the air from greenhouses gases; we stumbled upon an old king’s sustainable palace (made from mud – click here); and reported on a more modern approach for the Arab world to green their homes. See the Estidama model home by clicking here. There was so much to report on like Shams, the world’s largest concentrated solar plant and Queen Rania of Jordan’s address for our future. Start at and click your way through the pages.

Subscribe to Green Prophet’s Weekly Newsletter. This newsletter is published once a week. Like usual, we’ll send you a mix of the best clean technology news, and regional and cultural news from the Middle East.

Trees, jewish holidays, arbor day, Tu B'Shevat, Israel, Hebrew, Benefits of Trees, Carbon Sink, Global Warming, Oxygen The Jewish version of Arbor Day Tu B’Shevat is more relevant today than ever. Transformed from a general agricultural holiday into a dedicated arboreal conservation initiative in the early 1900?s, this celebration takes place towards the end of January during the Hebrew month of Shevat. This holiday addresses the travesty that trees previously revered by indigenous people around the globe have become nothing more than commodities in our modern consciousness, something to be grown, skinned, chopped and used in building projects.

But there are so many other reasons to value trees. Not only are they beautiful sentries that transform a flat and dusty landscape, and gracious hosts of important bugs, birds and sometimes mammals too, they also perform a variety of crucial environmental services that most of us don’t see. Followed is a list of five.

Continue reading: “5 Reasons to be Grateful for Trees on Tu B’Shevat” »

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