“Clean Energy Is a Matter of Justice” by Catherine Woodiwiss

Reference: Center For American Progress

In a reflection of the Jewish community’s increasing commitment to caring for the planet, 50 Jewish leaders from across denominations signed the Jewish Energy Covenant Campaign to protect the environment in a ceremony in Manhattan on February 6.

“Out of concern for the wellbeing of all nations, and with a particular concern for the poorest among them as well as for future generations, our support for more sources of clean, renewable energy and for energy efficiency is a matter of justice” reads the campaign’s declaration titled the “Jewish Environment and Energy Imperative.” It continues, “Enlightened stewardship is not only a religious and moral imperative; it is a strategy for security and survival.”

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