This two-page handout includes descriptions of several American-based Jewish environmental organizations. (We apologize in advance for any omissions — for a full list, click here.) This handout should be printed double-sided. read more.
This one-page handout includes many suggestions for living a greener life in ways that can help Israel and in ways that can help the world at large. read more.
The JCPA supports: substantial foreign aid and technical assistance to developing nations for environmental protection, sustainable economic development and family planning; U.S. ratification of international environmental treaties and provisions in trade agreements to protect the environment; efforts to address environmental degradation and resource shortages in regions where such developments might lead to either mass migration or armed c... read more.
Looking to organize a community Tu b’Shevat Seder? Canfei Nesharim has the resources for you! Note: These haggadot are meant to be printed double-sided on legal recycled paper, and folded twice. (They can also be "scaled" in your printer to letter size, but the text will be a bit small.) For more Tu B'Shevat Seder resouces including additional haggadot, please visit the Plan a Tu B'S... read more.
Excerpt Eager to learn how you can help? This guide contains the following sections: Conserve Energy Conserve Land and Curb Consumption Eco-Friendly Food, Cleaners and Other Products Reduce Paper Wastage Reduce Pollution Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Save Water Learn more at http://urj.org/green/building/checklist/. read more.
Waste Minimization, Bal Tashchit and Beyond By: Risa Alyson Strauss Kavanah Organic Community Teaching Garden, Program Coordinator Waste Minimization Canadians produce more than 31 million tons of waste annually – that’s 2.7 kilograms per person per day! Over 75% of that waste is sent to landfills where it collects and slowly breaks down, producing greenhouse gases such as methane and carbon dioxide, and leec... read more.
This sheet has been used at the Riverdale Jewish Center for a few years on "Green Shabbat" to remind people that water is used to make everything! (even cars). 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.
Core Teaching #4: Sustainability in the Land of Israel Sustainability in the Land of Israel By Rabbi Yonatan Neril  Abraham and Sarah came to Israel over 3700 years ago. Since then, significant populations of Jews have spent over 1600 years living in the Land of Israel. For much of this time, Jews have been involved in growing crops, tending fruit trees, and shepherding anima... read more.
Core Teaching #4: Sustainability in the Land of Israel Grapes, Goats, and Open Spaces: Sustainability in Settling the Land of Israel By Rabbi Yonatan Neril  At different times in history, Jews have engaged in growing crops, tending fruit trees, and shepherding animals in the Land of Israel. These activities were critical to provide food to sustain Jews living in the Land. Yet they also may have pres... read more.