A New Survey By Dr. Daniel Weber, Chair, Science Advisory Board
A new survey shows that a significant number of Orthodox Jews are generally interested in the environmental impacts of their actions and an even larger number feel a connection to nature. This survey, the first of its kind, identified strategies to transform this general interest into concrete, positive environmentally sustainable actions. To accomplish that aim, the survey uncovered current environmental attitudes within the Orthodox community, the barriers that reduce active engagement in environmentally-friendly practices and the activities than can motivate individuals and communities to action. Canfei Nesharim looks forward to using the results of this study to develop new ways to engage the Orthodox Jewish community in sustainable living inspired by Torah.