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May 2015, JCCA, It’s Not Easy Being Green

May 2015, Jewish Currents, Fossil Fuel Divestment: Where Are the Jews?   

April 2015, Times of Israel, NY Jewish Initiative Gives Back to the Land, Not the Landfill 

“More than 60 diverse Jewish organizations, their lay and professional leadership, and their members have been touched by JGF’s environmental work,” said Melanie Schneider, senior planning executive at UJA-Federation of New York’s Commission on Jewish Identity and Renewal (CoJIR).
—'Green Growth Going Mainstream,' The Jewish Week, February 2014
 

February 2015, Times of Israel, Environmental Tikkun Olam Hits the Big Apple 

November 2014, SI Live, Powered by the Sun: Staten Island JCC Launches One of the Largest Solar Electric Systems in the City 

October 2014, Jersualem Post, Of Climate, Torah and Shmita

September 2014, Jewish Exponent, Activists Prepare for Climate March

“Composting is the sexiest thing we’ve done so far,” said Camille Diamond, the Y’s Director of Community Engagement and Communications.
—'NY Jewish Initiative Gives Back to the Land, Not the Landfill,' Times of Israel, April 2015
 

September 2014, The Forward, Jewish Groups Warm to Climate Change Battle

September 2014, The Jewish Week, Jewish Flavor at Climate March

September 2014, JPRwire, Jews to Blow the Shofar in People’s Climate March NYC on September 21 

March 2014, Switchboard, NY-Sun Helps Reduce Solar Prices By Supporting Collective Purchasing In New York 

February 2014, The Jewish Week, Green Growth Going Mainstream

October 2013, The Jewish Week, The Seven Year Gift

August 2013, Forward Blog, Less Waste at Solomon Schechter Westchester 

“Our agency has been transformed. We’ve raised over a million dollars towards different projects,” said JR Rich, the Agency Sustainability Officer at the JCC of Staten Island.
—'Environmental Tikkun Olam Hits the Big Apple,' Times of Israel, February 2015
 

Spring 2013, Journal of Jewish Communal Service, Jewish Organizations Fight Climate Change  

February 2013, The Forward Blog, Start with the Silverware: The Jewish Greening Fellowship 

December 2012, Haaretz, Is U.S. Jewish Green Movement at Tipping Point?

September 2012, The Jewish Week, Greener Day for Jewish Community

May 2012, SI Live, Jewish Greening Fellow JR Rich Wins Staten Island Green Award

March 2012, Eco Politics Daily, Suffolk Y Saves $75,000 and Inspires Politician

December 2011, Staten Island Advance, SI Live, Holiday Season Brings Out the Best in Staten Islanders, With Donations Made to Charitable Organizations

November 2011, SI Live, Solar Energy Initiatives at Staten Island JCC Projected to Save $4,000 a Year and Cut Carbon Emissions

August 2011, The Jewish Week, Training the Green Team

“Even though I’ve been involved in environmental issues for years, there’s no question that I learned a great deal from [serving as a Greening Fellow] in terms of how to be an effective organizer, how to put your passion to work effectively,” says Peggy Kurtz, librarian at the Central Queens Y in Forest Hills.
—'Training the Green Team, The Jewish Week, August 2011
 

December 2010, E Jewish Philanthropy, Rules of Engagement: Greening Jewish Institutions  

July 2010, Staten Island Advance, SI Live, Staten Island Jewish Community Center Installs New Board and Officers