Jewish Journal

  • My Chanukah miracle

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    December 1, 2010 | 5:06 pm

    And on the fifth day, I learned how not to compost.

    It was a sunny mid-November morning when I found out that potato peels, celery tops and other vegetable pieces — in other words, most of the 7 pounds of organic matter I had been saving in my refrigerator’s crisper drawer for...

  • U.S. expert sees Israel as renewable energy leader


    November 11, 2010 | 11:11 am

    Israel is poised to be a leader in developing solar energy and other renewable energy sources, a leader in the energy arena said while visiting the Jewish state.

    In addition, “There are real opportunities for U.S.-style venture capital investment in Israel,” Michael Eckhart,...

  • Conservative movement launches ‘green’ initiative


    November 2, 2010 | 9:46 am

    The Conservative movement has launched a movement-wide environmental initiative.

    Called the Sustainable Synagogues Initiative, the project seeks to provide resources to encourage Conservative institutions to adopt “green” policies.

    The initiative is a joint project of the...

  • PBS Features Schools’ Growing Eco Awareness

    By Tom Tugend

    April 13, 2010 | 5:54 pm

    At a Harvard University dormitory, a banner proclaims, “Green Is the New Crimson.”

    At Patuxent Elementary School in Upper Marlboro, Md., the motto is “No child left inside.”

    Largely under the radar of the general public, a movement has spread across the country’s...

  • Business Owners View Greenhouse Gas Reduction as Cultural Imperative

    by Leslie Berliant, Contributing writer

    April 13, 2010 | 5:28 pm

    In September 2006, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law Assembly Bill 32 (AB 32), the Global Warming Solutions Act, regulating greenhouse gas emissions throughout the state. This year, the California Air Resources Board will adopt mechanisms to reduce those emissions to 1990...

  • Greening the Dollar

    By Ryan Torok

    February 3, 2010 | 5:21 pm

    Exodus, Leviticus and Deuteronomy, as well as Maimonides’ “Eight Levels of Charity” all say the same thing: Loans should be given out without charging any interest.

    The Jewish Free Loan Association (JFLA), a beneficiary of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, offers...

  • Jewish environmental group increasing efforts as climate debate heats up

    By Eric Fingerhut, JTA

    December 15, 2009 | 1:55 pm

    As the debate over how to combat climate change heats up in Copenhagen, the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life is ramping up its efforts to help make the Jewish community a key player in the discussion.

    Without a full-time director since early 2006, COEJL has secured a...

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