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Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Environment

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Environment

Mitzvah Fatigue and the Power of Interfaith Climate Action
Posted on Wednesday July 29, 2015

This past weekend, I attended the Religions for Peace USA Earth-Faith-Peace Teach In with a group of my fellow young faith leaders engaged in climate justice work. The group included participants from a wide array of religious traditions, from Franciscans to Zoroastrians, who flew in to the Teach-In from as far as Bombay and Brazil, […]

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Recap: Catholic and Jewish Faith Traditions Call for Action on Climate
Posted on Thursday July 16, 2015

By Jennifer Queen Listen to the full text of the July 15: Interfaith Update on Papal Encyclical webinar here. Though Pope Francis may not know it, he and the ancient rabbis have a lot in common. As I participated in the Interfaith Update on the Papal Encyclical webinar yesterday, Rabbi Tarfon’s words, “it’s not your […]

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Drought Shaming Isn’t Jewish
Posted on Wednesday July 08, 2015

In California, residents are feeling the intensity of their continued drought and subsequent state-sanctioned fines for over-using water. One of the avenues Californians are using to enforce strict water use rules is “drought shaming.” Drought shaming is the practice of publicly tweeting, blogging and sharing images of neighbors and friends “carelessly” using water. It’s true: […]

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Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Climate Change

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Climate Change

Mitzvah Fatigue and the Power of Interfaith Climate Action
Posted on Wednesday July 29, 2015

This past weekend, I attended the Religions for Peace USA Earth-Faith-Peace Teach In with a group of my fellow young faith leaders engaged in climate justice work. The group included participants from a wide array of religious traditions, from Franciscans to Zoroastrians, who flew in to the Teach-In from as far as Bombay and Brazil, […]

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Recap: Catholic and Jewish Faith Traditions Call for Action on Climate
Posted on Thursday July 16, 2015

By Jennifer Queen Listen to the full text of the July 15: Interfaith Update on Papal Encyclical webinar here. Though Pope Francis may not know it, he and the ancient rabbis have a lot in common. As I participated in the Interfaith Update on the Papal Encyclical webinar yesterday, Rabbi Tarfon’s words, “it’s not your […]

The post Recap: Catholic and Jewish Faith Traditions Call for Action on Climate appeared first on Fresh Updates from RAC.

Drought Shaming Isn’t Jewish
Posted on Wednesday July 08, 2015

In California, residents are feeling the intensity of their continued drought and subsequent state-sanctioned fines for over-using water. One of the avenues Californians are using to enforce strict water use rules is “drought shaming.” Drought shaming is the practice of publicly tweeting, blogging and sharing images of neighbors and friends “carelessly” using water. It’s true: […]

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Birkenstocks Not Required: Why We Should All Be Environmental Stewards
Posted on Monday July 06, 2015

By Talia Berniker Though skeptics will argue if it’s scientifically true, and politicians will argue about whether it’s relevant, climate change is a threat to our environment, health and economy. When confronting an international issue, like climate change, it is imperative that the United States be at the forefront of creating innovative policies. By refraining […]

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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.