This Hanukkah, join Jews around North America in 8 simple actions to help conserve energy, slow global climate change, and save you money! Day 1: Let there be sustainable light. Change one regular bulb in your home to a CFL (Compact Fluorescent Light). It is estimated that about three light bulbs burn five or more hours a day in the average US home. If those three bulbs were replaced with compact fluorescents in every home, it wou... read more.
Day 1: Do a personal and communal energy audit. Record energy usage throughout your school with a focus on wasted energy. Optional, do this each day for the full week of Hanukah Day 2: Bike, walk, Bus or Carpool to school day. Hold a special day for alternative forms of transportation. Hold a special raffle for anyone who reduced their footprint on their way to school Day 3: Re-used, re-gifted and home made g... read more.
This Hanukah, make each day special and extend the miracle of energy conservation through 8 Days, 8 Actions. Eight simple actions, for your school and for your home, to help conserve energy, slow global climate change, and save money! 8 Days, 8 Actions for your Home Day 1: Replace an old fashion incandescent light bulb with an energy efficient Compact Fluorescent bulb. Uses approximately 1/5 the amount of energy and last... read more.
Hanukkah for Humanity: 1 Day's Oil for 8 Days' Need By Rabbi Arthur Waskow | 11/17/2009 Festivals, Life-cycle, & Climate crisis Hanukkah Click here to see a listing of all recent blog posts Hanukkah: Festival of light in a dark time, action in times of despair. Rededication, reconsecration, in times of desecration and disaster... read more.
Let's celebrate Hannukah 5771 by: 1) cleaning up the world! 2) sharing Jewish environmental teachings! 3) ...and lighting the Hannuka candles! Each year, Sviva Israel runs a Hannukah Eco Lights Facebook campaign, inviting Jews around the world to pick up an additional piece of trash each of the eight days of candlelighting. This small slice of Tikkun Olam, is accompanied by daily Hannukah teachings by contributors fr... read more.
Hanukkah, Oil, & the Green Menorah: Talking Points for Sermons and Op-Ed Pieces By Rabbi Arthur Waskow | 11/7/2007 Beha'alotekha Festivals, Life-cycle, & Climate crisis Global Scorching Hanukkah By Rabbi Jeff Sultar & The Shalom Center’s Green Menorah Covenant Campaign (215) 438-2983 Greenmenorah@shalomctr.... read more.
Our Jewish Sources on Energy and its Uses Instructions for Discussion Group Leader Intended audience: Teens Printer-friendly version l Resource sheets The Youth Department of the synagogue or similar group organizes teams of teens to go to homes of congregants to, demonstrate CFL bulbs and take orders of bulbs for subsequent delivery; and to explain and suggest a follow-up total home energy audit. This co... read more.
Summary: In this holiday guide, you will find programs, projects, rituals and study topics that will connect Chanukah with the work of tikkun olam for families, social action committees, youth groups and other synagogue groups. As we increase the lights of Chanukah, adding a candle each night, so too might we, by our actions, bring new light to the world: light to those living in poverty, light for our fragile ecosystems, light for all... read more.