Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC)

What you can do

“When a group of people are sailing in a boat, none of them has a right to bore a hole under his own seat.”

Israel Meir ha-Kohen

Having a positive impact on the environment requires individuals changing not only their own behavior, but also encouraging others to do what they can. Provided below is information on making a difference through advocacy on a local, state, and national level, and resources on how to green your home, synagogue, institution, transportation methods, and Hillel and campus.

One of the best resources for an interested environmentalist, Jewish or non-Jewish, is the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL). Representing 29 national Jewish organizations that span the full spectrum of Jewish religious and communal life, COEJL serves as the voice of the organized Jewish community on environmental issues in Washington, D.C. and around the country. COEJL is a program of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA).

COEJL has an excellent online program bank with hundreds of sample environmental programs for the home, synagogue, Hillel, community center, camp, and school.

Advocacy

In Your Home

In The Synagogue or Institution

Transportation

On Campus