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