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Publication Date: January 2008

Publisher(s): Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education

Author(s): Matt Lehman

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Environment (Environmental policy)

Keywords: Jewish Youth; Higher Education; Advocacy; Youth Engagement

Type: Report

Coverage: Kansas

Abstract:

The author discusses an initiative of the University of Kansas Hillel called "Focus the Nation," a national project that sought to make climate change a major campaign issue in the 2008 US presidential and congressional elections. The project culminated in a two-day event featuring a teach-in and a roundtable discussion. Participants included journalists and elected officials from the local, state and national level. The number of students involved made the project a success, the author explains.

In Jewish Education News, Summer, 2008.