Jewcology Launches Year of Jewish Learning on the Environment

Jewcology, a project which provides materials and tools to support the Jewish environmental movement, announced today that it will launch a “Year of Jewish Learning on the Environment” from Tu b’Shevat 5772 until Tu b’Shevat 5773. Jewcology will launch the resources in coordination with Canfei Nesharim, its parent organization.

These high-quality materials will be a significant contribution to the field of Jewish-environmental learning. Topics range from Trees, Food and Energy to Shabbat, Sustainable Use and Consumerism.

“Canfei Nesharim has organized Tu b’Shevat Learning Campaigns every year since 2003,” explained Evonne Marzouk, executive director of Canfei Nesharim and one of the lead editors for this project. “This year, for our tenth annual Learning Campaign, we’re pleased to be able to deliver a full year of learning for the entire Jewish community.”

The first set of materials will be released on Tu b’Shevat, which takes place this year on February 7-8. Tu b’Shevat is a holiday which has come to be known as the Jewish “earth day,” and many Jewish organizations emphasize environmental themes during this time.

Jewcology was launched by a team of Jewish environmentalists who connected through the ROI Community. You can find more information about Jewcology on their website.