Posted on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 6:31pm - 1 year ago
The month of February has become “Veguary” for hundreds of people around the world. A combination of the words vegetarian and February, Veguary describes a new trend to “pledge to be a veg,” or to commit to eliminating or reducing meat eating habits for one month each year. Initiated by three students at Manhattan’s Abraham Joshua Heschel School, Veguary is gaining popularity around the world as it encourages awareness of the environmental and health problems that can be caused by overconsumption of meat. Read more about Veguary and find a lesson plan, complete with Jewish texts, at http://babaganewz.com/articles/vegetarian-for-a-month.
Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 1:22pm - 2 years ago
Thanks to the more than 11,000 people who voted for the winners of the Environment Art Contest, sponsored by BabagaNewz.com and Jewcology.com. Check out the finalists at http://babaganewz.com/envirocontest. And the winners are...
For BEST PRINT ENTRY (with 4,345 votes):
Myrtle Beach, SC
For BEST MULTIMEDIA ENTRY (with 664 votes):
Essex Fells, NJ
Congregation Agudath Israel Religious School
All finalists will receive a water-powered alarm clock. Grand-prize winners Adi and Allison will receive, in addition, a backpack with a solar panel to recharge electronic devices. We hope that these prizes will ... Continue »
Posted on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, 12:03pm - 2 years ago
Announcing the finalists in the Environment Art Contest sponsored by BabagaNewz and Jewcology!
BabagaNewz.com teamed up with Jewcology.com to spread the word about Jewish environmentalism. We asked students in grades 3-8 to create print or multimedia artwork based on a relevant Jewish text about preserving the environment.
See the finalists in each category--print and multimedia--at http://babaganewz.com/envirocontest. Vote for your favorite in each category by May 23, 2011 and help us determine the grand-prize winners.
Finalists will each receive a water-powered alarm clock. Two grand prize winners, chosen by community voting from among the finalists, will receive a solar backpack, featuring a solar pan... Continue »
Posted on Monday, January 3, 2011, 1:44pm - 2 years ago
BabagaNewz.com is teaming up with Jewcology.com to spread the word about Jewish environmentalism.
Teach your students what Judaism has to say about preserving our environment using the lesson plan provided, then have students create artwork—print or multimedia—based on a relevant Jewish text of their choice. (See www.babaganewz.com/envirocontest for a list of appropriate Jewish texts.)
Your students could:
· See their artwork featured on BabagaNewz.com
· Receive a water-powered alarm clock if they’re one of ten finalists
· Receive a solar backpack if they’re one of two top winners
Print artwork may include a comic, two-dimensional art, a poster, an advertisement, and m... Continue »