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Community organizing and policy-making (for the advocacy or greening, includes training others to organize)
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Green Zionist Alliance
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Posted on Thursday, November 1, 2012, 7:29pm - 7 months ago
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, those of us who work at the Green Zionist Alliance from New York and New Jersey have been fortunate to have been able to move to safer ground. But in the wake of climate change, there is no other planet to which we can go. Yet if we succeed in what has been our communal effort at unintentionally warming our atmosphere, and thereby wrecking havoc on our climate, then Sandy is just the beginning — for New York, for Israel, and for the world. There is scientific consensus: To stave off the worst effects, we have to act now.
Posted on Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 4:32pm - 10 months ago
When: Sept. 7 — 9, 2012
Where: The Green Mountains of southern Vermont, just ~3½ hours drive from New York or Boston
Posted on Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 4:16pm - 10 months ago
Fifteen years ago four Australian athletes died when the bridge they were crossing collapsed over the Yarkon River in Israel. But only one of them died from the fall. The other three were killed by something more unexpected: The river's pollution.
Posted on Thursday, January 5, 2012, 12:50am - 1 year ago
The acute deterioration in Israel's environmental condition is only part of the social agenda that brought one million Israelis to demonstrations this past summer. Are we seeing a change in the Israeli political map and the public's ecological awareness? What policies are needed to address the steady damage to Israel's open spaces, biodiversity loss and the disappearing Dead Sea?
Green Zionist Alliance Co-Founder and Green Movement Co-Chair Dr. Alon Tal, recognized by Haaretz as Israel's leading environmentalist, will present a new green agenda for Zionism and consider scenarios for progress in Israel.
Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2011, 11:24pm - 2 years ago
Most scholars believe that chapter 28 of the Book of Job is a later poetic addition into the text. The poem is nonetheless a beautiful hymn to Wisdom (Hokhmah) and a meditation on how to acquire it. The unknown Wisdom teacher who composed this poem is warning us that we cannot find wisdom in the ingenuity of human activity, which can even encompass the searching the depths of the Earth through the mining of precious metals and jewels.
“Man sets his hand against the flinty rock and overturns mountains by the roots. He carves out channels through rock; his eyes behold every precious thing. He dams up the sources of the streams so that hidden things may be brought... Continue »
Posted on Monday, December 6, 2010, 8:38pm - 2 years ago
An Israeli firefighter walks past the remains of a house in Yemin Orde.
(AP, via Newsday)
NEW YORK (Dec. 6, 2010) —
42 people dead.
250 homes ravaged.
12,300 acres razed.
5 million trees burned.
In the aftermath of the worst natural disaster in Israeli history, we are left wondering how we can help Israel recover after the fire. Fortunately, many organizations are taking quick action, and there are many ways that you can help. Donations to any of these organizations will help fire-relief efforts.
In terms of forest, there’s a lot of replanting to do. You can support the effort through donations to Keren Kayemet L... Continue »