Canfei Nesharim is proud to launch our Year of Jewish Action on the Environment, in partnership with Jewcology! Actions will be released approximately every two weeks through Tu b’Shevat 5774.
Together, we can make a difference! Following up on our Year of Jewish Learning on the Environment, this year we will be focusing on actions to save energy and reduce food waste, practical actions called for by the Jewish mitzvah of bal tashchit.
The Year of Action is a project of Jewcology, in partnership with Canfei Nesharim and in coordination with the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL), along with many other Jewish environmental organizations and initiatives, and with the support of the ROI Community.
New actions will be posted during the course of the year. You can report your actions and see the results of our shared actions on Jewcology.
The current available actions are below.
Actions to Save Energy [view all]
- Assess energy use in your home.
- Replace 3 Incandescent Light Bulbs with ENERGY STAR certified compact fluorescent light bulbs.
- Tighten your home
- Make friends with the trees.
- Just How Much Difference Do 2 Degrees Make?
- How You Get There Matters!
- Use Efficient Appliances
- Turn off the TV
- Unplug Energy Vampires
- Cold Water Wash
- Eat Less Meat
Actions to Reduce Food Waste [view all]
Enhance Your Action
with Torah Learning
Become a “Year of Action” Partner.
Get preview actions several days in advance, so that you can share them with your community on our launch date. Learn more
- Passover: The Four Signs of Climate Change Action
- The Rainbow Connection: Rainbow Day and Creation
- Shavuot: Cheesecake, Temptation and Conservation
- Rosh Hashana: Wake Up and Take Action
- Yom Kippur: Mick Jagger, Energy, a Horse and the Jewish Question
- Sukkot: Dwelling in the Midst of Nature’s Energy
- Rosh Chodesh: Less is More
- Washington’s Green Shuls
- The Jewish Greening Fellowship
- The National Synagogue Goes Green – Hallelujah
- The LEED-Certified Office
- Baltimore’s Green Federation
- Engaging Teens in St. Louis
- The Envrionmentally Friendly Conference