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  • Cardboard bicycle can change the world, says Israeli inventor

    October 15, 2012 | 10:40 am

    A bicycle made almost entirely of cardboard has the potential to change transportation habits from the world's most congested cities to the poorest reaches of Africa, its Israeli inventor says.

    Izhar Gafni, 50, is an expert in designing automated mass-production lines. He is an...

  • More Recycling Tips

    By Annie Korzen

    September 8, 2011 | 12:51 pm

    Journal More Recycling Tips • I never buy garbage bags.  When they ask “Plastic or paper?” in the supermarket, I just take the plastic and then use them for trash.  This has gotten problematic, because I’m trying to reduce my big fat carbon footprint.  I now bring re-usable...

  • Waste Not Want Not

    By Annie Korzen

    September 6, 2011 | 12:34 pm

    I am allergic to waste: I just can’t abide the thought of perfectly usable things being dumped into the garbage.  Besides the ecological consequences, there’s the offense to my compulsively thrifty nature.  If there’s such a thing as reincarnation (which I strongly doubt) I...

  • THE JOY OF FREEBIES

    By Annie Korzen

    August 3, 2011 | 1:40 pm

    I do love a low price, and you can’t get lower than Zero.  The good news is that there are a gazillion useful items out there that are just yours for the taking: everything from moving boxes to mature trees.  And we all know how irritating immature trees can be.

    The enlightened...

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  • Earth Day April 22

    March 23, 2010 | 6:23 pm

    Every two weeks, Americans wear out nearly 50 million pounds of rubber on their tires. This is enough rubber to manufacture 3.25 million new tires. To lessen this, inflate your tires to the correct pressure. This preserves the life of the tires and saves gas, which ultimately saves...

  • No food will be wasted if Joseph Gitler has his way

    By  Orit Arfa

    April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    In the city of Ra'anana, in the center of Israel, the corporate cafeteria at the publicly traded Amdocs high-tech company is full of young executives and IT specialists finishing up their lunch break.

    The cafeteria is the size of a fancy Las Vegas hotel buffet, with countless stalls...

  • Recycling on the fashion runway

    By Meredith Price

    April 4, 2008 | 1:00 pm

    Ever since the nonprofit organization Earth Pledge teamed up with Barney's in 2005 during New York's renowned fashion week to demonstrate that sustainable fashion and style can coexist, eco-fashion activists have been quipping that "green is the new black." Almost overnight,...
  • The Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    February 26, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Tu B'Shevat Time

    All over Los Angeles, Jewish groups were finding innovative ways to commemorate Tu B'Shevat, the 15th day of the Jewish month of Shevat, which is the New Year for trees.

    At Adat Ari El Early Childhood Center's community garden, the preschoolers got down and dirty...

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