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Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Environment

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Environment

Three Environmental Activities You Can Do To Celebrate Shavuot!
Posted on Thursday May 21, 2015

Growing up as an Israeli-American, Shavuot meant the time on my grandparent’s kibbutz when the workers from the fields and the dairy would showcase to the community the first fruits of the season. In a big community-wide gathering, fresh sheaves of wheat, fruits and vegetables, newborn calves would be paraded across a stage alongside kibbutz […]

Carry a Reusable Water Bottle! Green Sivan Challenge
Posted on Wednesday May 20, 2015

Well, it’s hot out now. Here in D.C. we’re reaching the upper 80s in the mid-afternoon and I, for one, am getting pretty sweaty. Hydrating, especially when I’m walking (instead of driving) outside has become incredibly important for me. So at the onset of this sweaty, sticky summer leading up to major international climate negotiations […]

Join GreenFaith Today and Help Your Congregation Reduce Their Carbon Footprint
Posted on Monday May 18, 2015

Last week in our Torah portion B’har we saw how integral environmentalism was, not just in our commandment to “till and tend” as God told humankind in the Garden of Eden, but throughout our sacred text. In this 5776 Shmita, or Jubilee Year, when we are meant to “let the land rest” and forgive debts […]

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Climate Change

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Climate Change

Three Environmental Activities You Can Do To Celebrate Shavuot!
Posted on Thursday May 21, 2015

Growing up as an Israeli-American, Shavuot meant the time on my grandparent’s kibbutz when the workers from the fields and the dairy would showcase to the community the first fruits of the season. In a big community-wide gathering, fresh sheaves of wheat, fruits and vegetables, newborn calves would be paraded across a stage alongside kibbutz […]

Carry a Reusable Water Bottle! Green Sivan Challenge
Posted on Wednesday May 20, 2015

Well, it’s hot out now. Here in D.C. we’re reaching the upper 80s in the mid-afternoon and I, for one, am getting pretty sweaty. Hydrating, especially when I’m walking (instead of driving) outside has become incredibly important for me. So at the onset of this sweaty, sticky summer leading up to major international climate negotiations […]

Join GreenFaith Today and Help Your Congregation Reduce Their Carbon Footprint
Posted on Monday May 18, 2015

Last week in our Torah portion B’har we saw how integral environmentalism was, not just in our commandment to “till and tend” as God told humankind in the Garden of Eden, but throughout our sacred text. In this 5776 Shmita, or Jubilee Year, when we are meant to “let the land rest” and forgive debts […]

Parashat B’har Inspires Us to Advocate for the Green Climate Fund
Posted on Wednesday May 13, 2015

This week, in the Torah portion B’har, we read that God commands the Israelites that when they enter the Promised Land, they must let the land rest. Leviticus 25:2 reads: “When you enter the land that I assign you, the land shall observe a Sabbath of the Eternal.” The commandment goes on to explain technically […]

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.