May 12, 2011 | 8 Iyyar, 5771 Hi Teva Friend, The Teva Seminar on Jewish Environmental Education is one of the best professional development opportunities for meaningful, inspirational, experiential Jewish education. Each year the Seminar provides educational directors and teachers dozens of amazing new ideas, lessons, and techniques to take home to their own school or instituion. And this year, the Jewish Education Project (JEP) is offering gr... read more.
Shalom! Today is 17th day of the omer, Tiferet of Tiferet, or Compassion in Compassion, with only 33 days until Shavuot. Is your compassion for the earth beautiful? If so, you should know of another great countdown - the countdown to the Teva Seminar. There are only 25 days left until the Teva Seminar, the greatest opportunity for you to connect your compassion for the earth with Teva at its roots in the Camp & Wilderness track. This year, veteran Teva educators Mollie Andron, Pes... read more.
Cross posted in Environmental Tip of the Week Apology and a short tip for this week Things have been crazy for me for awhile and I didn't post here! Here's a short tip, as I'm running late now: It's still a bit chilly at times here in Seattle. Next time you're tempted to turn up the thermostat, try grabbing a sweater instead. You'll save energy, and cut down your bill, too! read more.
NEW YORK (May 1, 2011) — Together with large natural-gas reserves recently found off Israel’s Mediterranean coast, a new technology that may yield billions of barrels of oil in Israel may make the nation a global energy powerhouse. "Israel could attain energy independence," Dr. Yuval Bartov, chief technology officer and chief geologist at Israel Energy Initiatives — one of the companies pursuing oil in Israel — recently told The Jerusalem Report. But the potential oil rush is a mixed blessing for Israel: Although the country... read more.
Earth Day is today!!!!! I'm not going to write my own tips this week; just check out this info about Earth Day 2011 that has plenty of info! :) read more.
Cross posted in Environmental Tip of the Week and Foodiscovery I did not write this message; it's just the copied and pasted "email your friends" message from after signing a petition of sorts. Dear Friend, Methyl iodide is a nasty chemical. It is a known neurotoxin and endocrine disruptor, and scientists in labs handle only small amounts using special protective equipment because it is so toxic. But do you know where else it is used? As a pesticide on strawberries and other food crops. The battle against methyl iodide is being fo... read more.
* Backcountry Camping Skills * Jewish Eco-theology * Integrated of Jewish Wilderness Experience Sign up now, this is a trip not to be missed! When: June 23 - 27, 2011 Where: Adirondack National Park, NY How Much: $650.00 Co-leaders: • Rabbi Howard Cohen, founder and senior guide for Burning Bush Adventures* • Noam Dolgin, a leader in Jewish environmental education (www.noamdolgin.com) For more info: www.burningbushadventures.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Call: 413-652-7086 ... read more.
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.... read more.
Cross posted in Environmental Tip of the Week from Maxistentialism on Tumblr So what happens to plastic utensils when you're done with them and you throw them out? "According to the Clean Air Council, enough paper and plastic utensils are thrown away every year to circle the equator 300 times. It is estimated that close to 40 billion individual plastic utensils—meaning 14 and 18 billion plastic spoons—are produced each year, and with such low rates of reuse and recycling, most of them end up in... read more.
Looking to take your religious environmental leadership to a new level? Register NOW for: Ground for Hope-Philadelphia – an exciting interfaith environmental education and training event! Join GreenFaith and other local environmental and religious organizations on April 10th and 11th – you’ll get lots of tools to help your faith community create meaningful, effective environmental programming. Click below for a full event description and schedule: http://greenfaith.org/programs/ground-for-hope/ground-for-hope-ph... read more.