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Climate Change and Energy

Read the latest updates and learn more about climate change through a Reform Jewish perspective.

Climate Change and Energy

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!

Contact Our Legislative Policy Team

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

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Environment

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Environment

Building an Inclusive Movement to Advance a Sustainable Planet
Posted on Wednesday April 22, 2015

We are all impacted by climate change and environmental injustice. Over half of us live in counties in violation of air pollution standards, storms like Katrina, Irene, and Sandy don’t discriminate in the devastation they unleash, and communities across the coastlines of this country are facing imminent displacement due to sea level rise, which is […]

At the Consultation: Fighting Climate Change with the Green Climate Fund
Posted on Tuesday April 21, 2015

Starting on Sunday, April 26, Religious Action Center staff will be welcoming over 400 rabbis, cantors, and lay leaders to Washington D.C. to participate in our Consultation on Conscience. Over the course of the weekend, participants will have the chance to hear from amazing speakers, attend workshops and lobby their elected representatives on Capitol Hill. […]

Mazal Tov to the Recipients of our Travel Justly grants!
Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

On Wednesday, the Religious Action Center announced the eleven congregations and Reform Movement affiliates across the U.S. and Canada who won “Travel Justly” grants, which they will use to put into action a wide variety of sustainability and environmental initiatives. The projects include congregational gardening, donating eco-friendly light bulbs to a Mitzvah Corps volunteer site in […]

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Climate Change

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Climate Change

At the Consultation: Sunday Programming Begins; A Celebration of Rabbi Saperstein’s RAC Tenure
Posted on Sunday April 26, 2015

Today, at the opening day of the Consultation on Conscience, we opened our programming with a short plenary followed by two rich and engaging workshop blocks. Participants had the opportunity to learn about the importance of national paid sick days legislation from Vicki Shabo of the National Partnership for Women and Families; to learn about […]

Building an Inclusive Movement to Advance a Sustainable Planet
Posted on Wednesday April 22, 2015

We are all impacted by climate change and environmental injustice. Over half of us live in counties in violation of air pollution standards, storms like Katrina, Irene, and Sandy don’t discriminate in the devastation they unleash, and communities across the coastlines of this country are facing imminent displacement due to sea level rise, which is […]

At the Consultation: Fighting Climate Change with the Green Climate Fund
Posted on Tuesday April 21, 2015

Starting on Sunday, April 26, Religious Action Center staff will be welcoming over 400 rabbis, cantors, and lay leaders to Washington D.C. to participate in our Consultation on Conscience. Over the course of the weekend, participants will have the chance to hear from amazing speakers, attend workshops and lobby their elected representatives on Capitol Hill. […]

Prepping for Consultation on Conscience: Advocacy 101
Posted on Friday April 17, 2015

We’re excited to welcome our Consultation on Conscience participants to Washington, D.C. in just over a week! In addition to briefings with public policy decision makers and the Reform Movement’s own social action leaders, we’ll head to Capitol Hill for a lobby day, meeting with Senators and Representatives to lift up our Reform Jewish voices […]

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.