Earth Day Network Blog Updates
As inheritors of a tradition of environmental stewardship that stretches back to the Book of Genesis, Jews know that we have a crucial role to play in protecting our planet and responding to climate change. We also recognize that our responsibility to care of the environment is not only part of our covenant with God to “till and tend” to our earth (Genesis 2:15), but also part of our covenant with our children, so that they may inherit a habitable planet.Read More
Empty lakes. Snowless ski resorts. Brown, fallow fields and dead vegetation. The scenes coming out of this California this winter have been striking as California goes through its fourth consecutive dry winter. And rather than hoping it will be better next year, many are wondering if this is a sign of climate change introducing a dangerous new norm.Read More
With little political traction in Congress to move towards a renewable future, the EPA has been forced to take greater responsibility for addressing climate change and curbing fossil fuels. Over the past few years, they have done that in a number of ways, most recently producing regulations for states to reduce pollution coming from coal-fired power plants.
However, the corporate interests that have stalled action in other parts of the political arena have taken notice and will now bring the fight to the courts system.Read More
As news has come recently of an unwritten policy mandated for Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection not to use the words “climate change”, “global warming”, and “sustainability”, it is important to underscore the necessity of state Climate Action Plans. Although Florida actually does have a state action plan which is designed to protected biodiversity (mainly in the Everglades region), the high level of denial of anthropogenic climate change in certain coastal regions is worrisome and potentially dangerous.Read More
Chris Palmer, famous for his 30+ years of work in the wildlife film industry, will release his new book, Confessions of a Wildlife Filmmaker, later this month. This book is the second that Palmer has written that exposes what he calls ‘the dark side of wildlife filmmaking,’ the other being his book Shooting in the Wild. When Chris Palmer is not writing books, he also serves as the Distinguished Film Producer in Residence at American University in Washington, DC.Read More