Lamenting the waste and excess that your community’s celebrations produce? We are often asked: What can we do with all the kippot that have accumulated from all the simchas in the past? Are there organizations that would take them to repurpose? Can we make blankets, clothing, anything? Frankly, there’s what to do with what […]
Films are a great way to educate your communities about the ramifications of industrial animal agriculture and to encourage people to cut back on their meat consumption altogether. Film-screening events are great opportunities for outreach and are particularly effective with some discussion afterwards. Check out this list of films by VEGFUND. It is […]
Food is being wasted at an alarming rate. And we – consumers – are the largest source of it. More than grocery stores and restaurants combined. But there’s good news: we can do something about it. This SAVE THE FOOD website offers the following: GUEST-IMATOR: A dinner party calculator that estimates how much […]
Jewish Veg is an organization that “encourages and helps Jews to embrace plant-based diets as an expression of the Jewish values of compassion for animals, concern for health, and care for the environment”. For synagogues, Hillels and other Jewish institutions participating in the Hazon Seal of Sustainability program, our Vegan Option Always program can greatly […]
Food / Climate Change and Our Own Life Cycles In this era of Environmental Teshuva, a timeless Jewish teaching to engage in teshuva “one day before we die” takes on new meaning. For centuries, Jewish sustainability has included an understanding of Bal Tashkhit (Do Not Destroy) as ongoing education to prevent environmentally destructive funeral choices. How […]
Shamayim is a Jewish animal advocacy organization that works to fight for ethical treatment of animals. The information below comes from their website. Mission Shamayim: Jewish Animal Advocacy is a non-profit organization that educates leaders, trains advocates, and leads campaigns for the ethical treatment of animals. About Us “Shamayim” means “Heaven” in Hebrew. The goal […]
AmpleHarvest.org is a unique nationwide resource that is eliminating the waste of food, the outcome being a reduction in hunger and malnutrition along with an improved environment. It is accomplished by utilizing the Internet to enable 42 million Americans who grow food in home/community gardens to easily donate their excess harvest to one of 8,480 […]
Food is being wasted at an alarming rate. And we – consumers – are the largest source of it. More than grocery stores and restaurants combined. But there’s good news: we can do something about it. Everything we need is right here (and in our fridges).
Food Waste Weekend is a first of its kind opportunity for the clergy of all faiths to speak to their congregations about the waste of food in America, each from their own faith perspective. Access this website here.
From Fast Company, March 2019 A relatively painless guide to cutting plastic out of your life You already carry a reusable grocery bag, straw, and water bottle. Are you ready to take your fight against plastic to the next level? Continue reading Or click here to download a PDF of the article (with no pictures)
Did you know that Americans waste 25% of the food they buy? According to Sustainable America, an environmental non-profit, that’s like buying four bags of groceries and dropping one in the street! Reducing food waste is not just a way to save money, but one of many critical steps toward reducing methane emissions and our […]