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Environment

For more than 30 years, the Reform Movement has been committed to protecting the environment. From the pressing global crisis of climate change to advocacy on clean water and food justice, we are heirs to a tradition of stewardship and partnership in the ongoing work of Creation that goes back to Genesis.

Environment

When celebrating this festival of nature, observed this year February 3-4, consider the Jewish obligation to caring for God’s world.

Urge your members of Congress to support legislation providing $3 billion to the Green Climate Fund, which will help the poorest global populations adapt to the negative consequences of climate change. 

Travel has a great carbon and environmental footprint than nearly any other human activity. The Travel Justly Fund supports congregational programming that offsets this major carbon impact. Apply for a grant today!

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Environment

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Environment

Green Shevat Challenge: Learn to Cook and Celebrate Tu BiSh’vat!
Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

Welcome to the Jewish month of Shevat and (if you’re on the East Coast) to Storm Juno. While you’re inside waiting out the snow, take this time as an opportunity to take the Green Sh’vat Challenge and make your life a little greener. Unfortunately, massive snowstorms don’t counteract the fact that climate change is real, […]

Happy New Year to the Trees!
Posted on Monday January 26, 2015

Tu BiSh’vat, also known as Chamishah Asar BiSh’vat (the fifteenth day of the month of Shevat) is commonly known as the New Year for trees and falls this year on February 3. Historically, it was the date on which trees in Israel were determined to be mature enough for their fruit to be harvested. Tu […]

Doing Well by Doing Good
Posted on Monday January 26, 2015

Doing the right thing paid off at the bottom line. How often can you say that about doing a mitzvah? My experience with solar power at the Cape Cod Synagogue has been just that: our investment in renewable energy has been a positive for the environment, an expression of our Jewish values, and a net […]

The RAC is covering tuition for up to 100 Reform congregations to enroll in GreenFaith professional development, which will guide congregations to become leaders in sustainable practices and spiritual approaches to environmental values. Enroll today

Food justice is a social justice issue at the intersections of environmental sustainability, public health, economic justice, and deals with ethical eating choices, agricultural and food policy, and more.

Contact Our Legislative Policy Team

For more information on this issue, contact Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Liya Rechtman at (202) 387-2800.