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The Jewish Climate Campaign in the News

‘A magic moment in Jewish history’
November 4 – Ehud Zion Waldoks

“A magic moment in Jewish history,” is how one member of the Jewish delegation to this week’s ARC and UN conference “Many Heavens, One Earth” in Britain described the experience. “It was extraordinary and historic. The Jewish people have a lot to be proud of,” he declared. Abramowitz was one member of the nine person delegation to the three-day conference where the Jewish Climate Change Campaign was presented.”

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Religions challenge countries on climate change
November 4 – Ehud Zion Waldoks

“The secretary-general of the United Nations goes to Copenhagen not just with the prayers and best wishes of every major faith tradition in the world, but with the knowledge that if, God forbid, the nations of the world are unable to rise to the occasion at Copenhagen, the faiths will – and already have,” ARC head Martin Palmer said in a statement Tuesday.”

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BBC radio reports on leaders of the world’s religions meeting to tackle climate change
November 1
The report begins 15 minutes and 37 seconds into the program

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Religion gets behind fight against climate change – Anne Chaon and Marlowe Hood
November 2

“We expect to send a strong signal from religion to governments that we are extremely committed. It’s about religions mobilising their followers to act against climate change,” Kjorven told AFP in an interview. Eighty-five percent of humanity follow a religion, a figure that shows the power of faith to move billions, he pointed out.”

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Stopping Today’s Flood – Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater
October 26

“Together, by recognizing the abundance of resources we have and working to redistribute them in a fair and equitable way, urging our leaders to work on the global level as we organize on the individual and local level, we can make a difference for the good, not mimicking the generation of the flood and their petty, selfish ways.”

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Jewish environmentalists launch campaign to combat climate change
October 21

“The Jewish Climate Change Campaign kicked off this week in honor of Jewish Social Action Month. The plan outlines ways in which the Jewish people can capitalize on its unique institutions and rituals to help fight climate change.”

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A Vehicle for Education – Steve Lipman
October 27

“”It catches people’s attention,” Liore Milgrom-Elcott says of the unique double-decker bus that is outfitted with space for a rooftop garden (for food), solar panels Jewish Theological Seminary (for electricity), worm-filled compost bins and a human-powered bicycle generator (for educational purposes).”

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Noach and the Jewish Climate Change Campaign – Nigel Savage and Jessica Haller
October 27

“We understand the difference in character and behavior when we contrast Noah and Abraham. When God told Noah that the earth is to be destroyed, Noah does not say a word. In the face of destruction, Noah simply builds an ark and saves his own family — but nobody else. Not once does he argue with God to save another person’s life.”

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Nine Faiths, One Vegan Lunch at Windsor – Leah Koenig
October 26

“His Royal Highness Prince Philip will host over 200 guests for lunch at Windsor Castle, the 900-year-old palace that serves as an official residence of his and Queen Elizabeth’s. But this lunch will be noticeably different from the roasted quail and crème fraîche typical of castle meals. Instead, the menu is entirely vegan and centered on seasonal, regionally sourced ingredients.”

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