“Judaism is very deeply rooted in agriculture, and I didn’t know that before,” says Molly Zimmerman, who had the support of a three-month fellowship from Hazon, a Jewish environmental group, to learn about organic farming. “Being able to learn things from the Torah related to the things that I do day-to-day is just mind-blowing to me.” More
“As the climate changes, species are diminishing. We are seeing the extinction of so many different things, and they are part of us. They are part of the world. They are part of who we are. Are we going to become the next extinction? We need to care for what God has given us, and that is a moral mandate.” More
“Sea level rises have been measured. They’re verifiable. Climate change is very well documented. The facts are there. You can deny them if you choose to, but we’re seeing the results every day here in south Louisiana, and whether you want to say that’s because of climate change or something else, the effects are very real.” More
Earth Day is the day set aside each year for reaffirming a commitment to protecting the environment. In recent years, because of a shift in thinking about the natural world, many faith communities have been taking up the cause of the environment. This movement is particularly strong along the banks of the Columbia River, where salmon has been declared an endangered species.