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RAC Environment Block


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.


RAC Encyclical Webcast 2015 summer

The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism’s leadership joined with United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Director of Domestic and Social Development Mark Rohlena and Catholic Climate Covenant Executive Director Dan Misleh to discuss the encyclical.

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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. 

Tell President Obama that his recent proposal for oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic Coast and the Gulf of Mexico could have serious environmental consequences.

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!

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.

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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Contact Our Legislative Policy Team

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