Green Menorah Covenant Coalition: Personal, Congregational, and Public-Policy Changes to Avert Global Scorching

Publication Date: January 2008

Publisher: Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education

Author(s): Arthur Waskow

Research Area: Culture and religion; Environment

Keywords: Jewish Values; Advocacy; Education; Environment

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The author offers seven personal and policy changes inspired by Jewish values, for which Jews should strive in order to combat global warming: 1) making carbon pay the true cost of its effects; 2) paying for low-carbon energy sources; 3) "green-ing" homes, congregations, businesses and other buildings; 4) reforming transportation; 5) encourage urban, high-density land use; 6) create environmental wisdom through use of Jewish and secular sources and education; and 7) observe Sabbath for Jews, and encourage restful time for neighborhood-centered celebration for people of all faiths.