JRF is proud to be a supporter of the Jewish Climate Change initiative- reflecting a an inspiring level of collaboration,between all Jewish movements and Jewish national agencies and environmental organizations that came together May 2009 at the first national gathering of national leadership on Judaism and Sustainability
. Prior to this gathering COEJL, JCPA and the Shalom Center had begun bringing key stakeholders together, Jewish religious movements had begun sharing resources and Hazon, COEJL, Teva and other Jewish environmental organizations had begun dialogue about climate change initiatives. The aim of the Jewish Climate Change Campaign is to engage the entire Jewish community towards taking action on climate change. In doing so we will be joining a global movement of 12 world faiths, each launching plans of their own. We invite you to click on the Jewish
Climate Change campaign http://jewishclimatecampaign.org/
to sign the pledge and join the campaign, and to offer any further suggestions as to the content of the plan and its recommendations.
The core of the campaign is as follows:
- Making it clear that Jewish people care strongly about these issues.
- Making changes in our own lives – and inviting our friends to do likewise.
- Creating a long-term process for serious change in Jewish institutions..
- Introducing the Jewish world to a wide range of resources on the interface between Judaism, Climate Change and Sustainability.
Please consider signing and circulating to your community the JRF signed and supported COEJL/JCPA Jewish Energy Covenant Campaign http://engage.jewishpublicaffairs.org/t/2929/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=1246. (JRF is a member religious organization of COEJL and JCPA).
Read the environmental commitment made in 1990 by our movement at the JRF Bi-ennial. Sign the pledge and see more resources.
Former Vice President Al Gore endorsing our effort said "I am so happy to see that this initiative will draw upon the new leadership of younger men and women who see in the legacy of Judaism's teachings on stewardship a source of renewal of their Jewish faith..." Click here to read more.