Category Archive for: Energy and the Environment

COEJL meeting at JCPA2016

by jgilad

Last week, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs held its annual conference, JCPA2016, in Cleveland, Ohio. While there, representatives from Jewish communities across the country and JCPA’s national agency partners voted in favor of an updated climate change resolution. In addition to the resolution, Ohio Jewish leaders convened for a special strategy session on environmental…



Combating Climate Change

by Administrator

In 2015, events of tremendous scope indicated an immediate need for climate action and emissions reductions, recognized across many faiths and many nations. Through the National Religious Partnership for the Environment we have long joined with Protestant, Evangelical, and Catholic brothers and sisters in faith in our strong stand to care for creation. Pope Francis…



The Green Climate Fund

by jgilad

This month, 125 faith organizations joined together to pen a letter to our elected officials in both the Senate and the House of Representatives in support of the 2017 appropriations for the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The Green Climate Fund – with contributions from both developing and developed countries – provides resources for sustainable development…



The Passover Seder

by jgilad

This Friday, communities throughout the world will be celebrating the first night of Passover. This holiday is rich in symbolism and history and touches on many themes that are meaningful for us today.  Over the next couple of weeks, JCRC’s across the country are hosting community Seders that relate some of the themes of the…



Celebrate an Earth Day Passover

by jgilad

Passover is just around the corner! This year, Passover falls on Earth Day and also at the same time that the U.S. will sign a historic greenhouse gas emissions reductions agreement. As a celebration of Passover and our Jewish environmental values, the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life has created an Earth Justice Haggadah…



COEJL Webinar on the Green Climate Fund

by jgilad

The Green Climate Fund sits at the intersection of the Jewish obligations to protect the poor and to safeguard the earth. How can you get involved in environmental advocacy and #ActOnClimate? Listen as representatives from Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish environmental advocacy organizations engage in a webinar and provide the 101 on ongoing international climate change…



What You Need To Know: The Paris Agreement

by Administrator

What You Need To Know: The Paris Agreement  Background: The Paris Agreement is… A plan for the reduction of greenhouse gases by the international community in order to limit global temperature rise and the impacts of climate change around the world. This Friday, April 22, in New York City at the United Nations, 60 world…



What You Need To Know: The Green Climate Fund

by Administrator

What You Need To Know: The Green Climate Fund Background on the Green Climate Fund The Green Climate Fund is… The Green Climate Fund (abbreviated as “GCF”) is an international resource pool for adaptation to a changing climate and mitigation of climate disruption’s root causes in developing countries.  In the United States, we are already…



On Methane

by Administrator

Methane leakage from natural gas is having a previously unrecorded impact on our warming planet. The drumbeat on methane and natural gas is getting louder. Read this article penned by Bill McKibben today in The Nation to learn more.



On the Clean Power Plan

by Administrator

The Clean Power Plan is designed to reduce greenhouse gases from power plants, the largest single source of carbon pollution. The plan is a national strategy and ruling put forward by the Environmental Protection Agency with flexibility to support emissions reductions in each state, according to its individual energy mix. Recently, the Supreme Court of…