Don’t reinvent the wheel! There are many resources available for Jewish gardening activities and curricula: Eco-Judaism: Examining the Relationship Between the Environment and Judaism, Alumot Resource Manual, Ze’raim Community Gardening Resource Manual, Ginat Ha’yeladim Jewish Children’s Gardening Curriculum, Spirit in Nature.
FJC’s Green Building Loan Fund (GBLF) helps non-profit organizations to reduce their use of fossil fuels. The GBLF provides five-year loans for projects that increase fuel efficiency in heating, cooling, electrical use and transportation. Renewable energy projects including solar electric, solar water heating, wind turbines and geothermal heating systems, are also eligible.
On September 20 or 21 hundreds of thousands of citizens will participate in the People’s Climate March in New York City. The Jewish Climate Change Campaign is working to mobilize the Jewish community. Sign on now as a “participating organization” and publicize the March. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Across North America, a vibrant Jewish environmental culture is flourishing, attracting young adults and inspiring many people to live more sustainably. How does your greening initiative fit into this exciting development? To find out, read Gleanings from Our Field: Green Hevra Report 2014, which explores the state of this growing field.