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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

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

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Environment

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 […]

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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 […]

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Our Shared, Sacred Earth: Reflecting on the Papal Encyclical
Posted on Thursday June 25, 2015

By Jenn Queen Combating climate change is a moral imperative. Faith leaders have been calling for better policies and encouraging better personal practices to turn the tide of climate change for years. This week, the Vatican released Pope Francis’ latest encyclical (a papal letter sent to all bishops of the Roman Catholic Church stating the […]

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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.