RAC Encyclical Webcast 2015 summer
SAVE THE DATE - July 15, 2015
The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism’s leadership will join 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. Tune in at 12:30pm ET on Wednesday, July 15 on rac.org/enviro and contact Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Liya Rechtman with any questions.
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
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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Mercury, Rising: SCOTUS and Our Earth
Posted on Wednesday July 01, 2015
This week, the Supreme Court issued a decision in that obstructs further implementation of the Mercury and Air Toxics Standard rule. The regulation, put forward by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2011 and authorized by the Clean Air Act, required electric and energy industries to reduce mercury pollution. The decision in the case Michigan et […]
Staying Green This Summer
Posted on Tuesday June 30, 2015
Summer is when we most often have a moment to examine the beauty of our natural surroundings. But remember when summers weren’t as hot? For many of us, summer is when we bemoan the extreme heat associated with rising global temperatures. Conserving the environment becomes somewhat easier to focus on in summer. If you are […]