Environment

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A New Commandment: Killing Spotted Lanternflies?

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Under the shoes of many-a-Philadelphian, you may find a squished spotted lanternfly: black-speckled gray and red wings, splayed limply across one’s outer sole. The spotted...
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In Praise (and Repair) of Ridley Creek State Park

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Thumbing through a local newspaper more than 20 years ago, Jack Miller stumbled across a small advertisement that caught his eye: The administration of...

Faith Leaders Put the Pedal to the Metal

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Faith leaders from the Philadelphia area who are dedicated to climate change decided to put their money where their mouth is. Or, rather, where their...
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A Land Flowing With Milk, Honey … and Water

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One of Israel’s efforts toward making its water usage more efficient and environmentally sustainable came to fruition in 2005 with the construction of the...
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Hazon Festival Creates Sustainability Momentum

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Judy Wicks, a longtime local champion of sustainable communities, will share her expertise at the second annual Hazon Philadelphia Jewish Food Festival coming up...
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Jews Join Thousands to March for Action on Climate Change

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More than 100 groups from across the spectrum of Judaism, including dozens of Jewish environmentalists from Philadelphia, marched through New York City to call for...
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Activists Prepare for Climate March

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Local Jewish environmentalists of all ages are heading to New York City to advocate for action on climate change. Michelle Marks, 67, stood out in...
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Filling a Niche: Health, Fitness and Judaism at Camp Zeke in the Poconos

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Launched with the help of a national incubator program, Camp Zeke's first season of campers experimented with healthy cooking lessons, judo, Krav Maga, bootcamp...
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54 Ways to Love Summer

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Here's your guide for what to do and where to do it this summer. 1 An Olfactory-Fresh Idea If you want to have a themed party...
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Hazon Bikers ‘Ride for the Pines’

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What happens when you combine environmental sustainability and biking Jews? The Hazon environmental bike tour. The New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve, also known as the...