Jewish Journal

  • Jewish groups call for climate change at Copenhagen conference


    December 7, 2009 | 9:16 pm

    Twenty-two Jewish organizations signed on to a call for action on climate change to be presented at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.

    The statement that will be presented to world leaders and delegates urges them to “commit themselves to act courageously to...

  • Will Israel Get Slammed At Copenhagen Summit?

    by Rachelle Kliger, The Media Line

    December 7, 2009 | 4:24 pm

    Israel is likely to be criticized at this climate summit over insufficient efforts to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions.

    The two-week summit, which starts in the Danish capital Copenhagen on Monday, will bring together more than 100 leaders from around the world to negotiate an...

  • U.S.-Israel clean energy projects to get funding


    November 30, 2009 | 2:28 pm

    A research and development foundation will provide up to $3.3 million to fund four clean-energy projects in the United States and Israel, the U.S. Department of Energy announced.

    The money, given in part by the energy department and the Israeli Ministry of National Infrastructures,...

  • ‘Ecopreneurs’ See Green in Green

    by Starre Vartan

    April 15, 2009 | 1:33 am

    It’s easy being green when there’s plenty of cash floating around. Environmental causes tend to be minimally controversial, and all kinds of businesses feel good about supporting tree planting, community gardens, children’s environmental education and the like. But what happens...

  • Farming the Land, Torah in Hand

    By Sue Fishkoff

    February 4, 2009 | 6:55 pm

    Naf Hanau lives in the Bronx, an odd choice for someone who calls himself a Jewish farmer.

    But Hanau, 23, is in the heart of New York City only for horticultural school, to learn skills he’ll put into practice when he and his girlfriend, 27-year-old Anna Stevenson, buy land near...

  • In Search of a Jewish Environmentalism for the Family

    by Lisa Keys, Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    February 4, 2009 | 6:06 pm

    I like to think of myself as an ecoconscious kinda gal. My husband, Julian, and I make an effort to tread lightly on this earth. We bring our own bags to the supermarket, we buy local, organic food whenever possible and we try to choose products with the least amount of packaging.

  • Balancing resources and lives -- being Jewish and 'green'

    By Amy Hirshberg Lederman

    December 11, 2008 | 12:23 am

    I entered the classroom, where more than 30 Jewish adults who had been studying together for the past semester buzzed in conversation. I began class by asking my students a simple question: "Are you concerned about what is happening to our environment and worried about what the...

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