GreenFaith Webinar: Jewish Teaching on the Environment

As stewards of the Earth, we have a responsibility to commit ourselves to protecting the environment and combating the effects of climate change on three levels: through individual actions, through communal behavior and through advocacy efforts.

Over the last few years, through the Religious Action Center’s partnership with GreenFaith, we have been able to improve our impact on the environment and address the threat of climate change on all three of these levels.

GreenFaith is an interfaith organization that helps congregations green their buildings, engage in environmental activism and create educational initiatives. GreenFaith has partnered with seven URJ congregations fulfilling the Jewish obligation to the environment, “to till and tend” (Genesis 2:15). GreenFaith offers a two-year congregational certification program, opportunities to engage in a weekend of environmental activities through their shield certifications, and many resources for synagogues.

To learn more about the GreenFaith certification program, join the webinar:

Jewish Teachings on the Environment with Rabbi Lawrence Troster, February 17 at 8pm EST.

The URJ congregations currently particpating in the certification program have experienced 20% overall energy savings and more than $30,000 in monetary savings. We have a responsibility to our planet and engaging in the GreenFaith program is a great way for you and your congregation to better understand how you can reduce your environmental impact and be part of a greener future.

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Sophie Golomb

About Sophie Golomb

Sophie Golomb is a 2013-2014 Eisendrath Legislative Assistant at the RAC. She graduated in 2013 from Brandeis University and is originally from Brooklyn, NY where she is a member of Brooklyn Heights Synagogue.

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