Thursday, February 22, 2007

UK Jewish Community Launches Environmental Movement

The Board of Deputies of British Jews together with the Noah Project have launched a new green initiative with the support of the Environment minister. The Big Green Jewish website was launched at a ceremony, timed to coincide with Tu B’Shevat or Jewish Arbor Day, in London by David Miliband MP, Secretary of State for the Environment.
The Noah Project is the UK’s only Jewish ecological group, established to promote education, celebration and action for the environment within the Jewish community. Designed to promote environmentalism through an engagement with biblical, rabbinic and contemporary Jewish sources, offers a rich resource of inspirational and practical information. Its user-friendly and interactive format offers examples of good practice by individuals, synagogues, organisations, schools and businesses. Commenting on the project Miliband said: “It is a great pleasure to be associated with the launch of this innovative and useful initiative. Climate change is one of the biggest crises we are facing.
The Big Green Jewish Website is a prime example of the valuable role that faith communities and their rich traditions can play in tackling this challenge.”

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