As we approach the start of the Festival of Lights, we thought we would share these 5 modern, eco-friendly Hanukkah menorahs. Made of recycled materials, and crafted in clean lines, these Hanukkah menorahs would work well in any modern home.
i love #1 and #4, very creative.
I adore the galvanized steel pipe Menorah. Texturally brilliant, creatively great, and, well, just adorably fun.
it's hanukkah. one n, 2 k's.
And throw in a "c" if you feel like it.
is it just me or does the glass one seem a bit...miami vice?
Roundup: 5 Eco-Friendly Hannukah MenorahsSeriously? Menorahs can be eco-friendly now?I'd be impressed if you actually find five eco-UNfriendly menorahs. They don't tend to be disposable or built out of endangered animals, after all.
sorry about the spelling error folks- all fixed.
You could spell it in Hebrew, which would would reduce the English misspellings.I tend to agree with Blandwagon. My family keeps their menorahs for about 50 years. They get one when they marry and their kids pick it up after they die. It's not like a tree that is thrown out annually. They also tend to be made out of metal or glass anyway, so I don't see how these examples are any more eco-friendly.
wow, bravo on the misleading greenwashing of menorah #1! it's a menorah made from galvanized steel pipes - not recycled, not reclaimed, not reused, just pipes. it's a sort of unconventional repurposing, but it's NOT green! plus it has a kind of sexist title (Man-orah wtf).that Fail is enough that I don't need to even look at the other 4!
I'm with Blandwagon on this. I must have missed this section in Al Gore's Powerpoint presentation.But jess thrift , repurposing something that might otherwise be wasted in a landfill, and made of a substance that can be recycled to boot does indeed push the pipe-orah into Eco-friendly camp.It might be a stretch, but it can be justified.
Patrick, I think her point was that those pipes are not being re-purposed. If you go to the website, it appears they are made from new pipe that was not headed to a landfill. You have to admit it is annoying that "green" and "eco" have gotten so trendy that the words are being slapped on products that aren't truly eco-friendly.(in this case I don't think the seller is promoting them in that way, though)
right on jess thrift, I'm right with you.using something other than it "expected" purpose is not recyling.There are pieces or pipes, pieces of glass, etc. with no indication of a previous use. And a circuit board, which is obviously not recycled.Lame.
I actually really like the first one! I might steal that idea.And, folks, Chanukah doesn't have a spelling in English... pretty much anything goes.
The middle one is sorta cool, but unfortunately, it can't be used for Chanukah - a Chanukkiah has to have all eight candle holders level, with the middle one (the shamash) elevated.And as for spelling, yeah, as yiyehtov said, anything goes, really. It has a correct spelling in Hebrew, of course, but transliterating from Hebrew to English is basically... phonetic. So Chanukah is good (and it's what I've been using since I was a kid - old habits die hard, I guess), Hannukah, Hanukkah, Hanukah, Hannuka, Chanukkah, Channukah, Chanuka... Khanike... The first letter is a chet, which is like the CH in the word 'loch', and there's no standard English equivelent, so I guess that's why it becomes 'Hanukkah'.
misterkrista--Ah, thanks, I really didn't follow the links that far.So yes, one Greenpoint deduction then. But since it IS steel, it still scores. But agreed, all a VERY sliding scale.
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