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Jewish Environmentalism in Higher Education: Greening Your Jewish Campus Organization

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Publication Date: January 2008

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

Author(s): Dan Waxman

Series: Jewish Education News, Fall 2008

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Education (Colleges and universities)
Environment (Environmental policy)

Keywords: Campus Organizations; Environmental Advocacy; Israel Experience; Jewish Identification

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


The author argues that Jewish campus organizations, which contribute greatly to the formation of a student's Jewish identity, should become more environmentally sustainable and include Jewish environmental programming. He also suggests that a trip to Israel can change a student's connection with the environment. He provides concrete suggestions for actions and programs.