||In addition to information, these sites contain curriculum or activities suitable for classrooms.
||These sites all provide opportunities for grassroots activism. Oftentimes, you can join a mailing list that will alert you when there is an action on Capital Hill which you may want to be involved in.
||Want to make changes in your house or school? Check out these sites for suggestions.
||Sites which have good shopping opportunities for environmentally healthy
products. Our endorsement of these sites is based simply on the Teva staff
having tried them and found them useful, nothing more.
All of these links are sites that deal with Judaism and the Environment across the board.
If you check out our Environmental links, you will find Jews with more specific environmental
concerns (vegetarianism, animal rights, etc.). As always, feel free to call us (212-807-6376)
for more specific help.
COEJL's Program Bank
Browse through the program bank and see the range of curricular materials, programmatic resources, sermon ideas, and action initiatives that have been implemented by leading Jewish environmental activists and educators around the world. Adapt programs to your needs, and submit your own programs so that others can learn from your successes!
Innovators of the Jewish Environmental Bike Ride in the US and Israel.
The Coalition on Environment and Jewish Life of Southern California -
The Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life of Southern California (CoejlSC) works to educate and activate our community in order to address and respond to the pressing and complex environmental problems we are faced with today.
Jewish Environmentalism in Seattle and the surrounding region. Provide educational programs and opportunities for activism.
Shalom Nature Center
Teva's cousin on the West Coast!
Jewish Nature Center of the NJ Y Camps -
This site is chock full of interesting facts
and stories. See if you can solve the quiz of the month!
Worcester Solomon Schechter Day School
This remains one of our favorite sites about Jews and Nature - primarily because it is run by 6th graders!
Not limited to just the environment, but all work that falls under the rubric of Tikkun Olam. This site has excellent articles and suggestions for action.
A gathering place for those who know the importance of preserving our natural home. Includes outdoor articles and links to outdoor and environmental organizations.
The Shalom Center
Browse through the section called "Worlds of Spirit." There are some wonderful articles there.
- See what our North American cousins are doing
Torat HaTeva - The Jewish Nature Centre of Canada
Through fun and multi-sensory learning, The Jewish Nature Centre of Canada, Torat HaTeva provides vibrant and meaningful Jewish educational experiences that promote ecological awareness, build community ties, encourage action towards global responsibility and stewardship (Tikkun Olam) and provides models for spiritually and ecologically sustainable Jewish living.
Adam Va-Adamah Environmental Society
Adam va-Adamah ("Humans and the Earth") is a regional affiliate of the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL), dedicated to educating British Columbians about Judaism's deeply-rooted environmental values.
- See what our Israeli cousins are doing
The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies
The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies (AIES) is a regional center for environmental leadership. By encouraging environmental cooperation between peoples, the Arava Institute is working towards peace and sustainable development on a regional and global scale.
Heschel Center for Environmental Learning and Leadership
The Heschel Center for Environmental Learning and Leadership is a non-profit organization headquartered in Tel-Aviv, which brings together people and ideas to develop and implement a vision for a sustainable society in Israel.
SPNI (in hebrew)
- These nonprofit organizations are the backbone of the environmental movement. Check them out! You may want to join one of their campaigns or support them with membership.
OK, so it's more than ten, but hey, it was tough to choose!
Center for Environmental Education
The CEE's mission is to create greener K-12 schools and communities. In order to accomplish this goal, they have created an extensive resource center which provides sample criteria for "green schools" access to national curriculum databases. Their bookstore also contains many titles that deal directly with making your school more environmentally friendly.
This is the website for the curriculum magazine Green Teacher. The magazine comes out four times a year and is full of pedagogical articles and complete lesson plans and classroom activities. Some of the contents of back issues is available online for free.
Environmental Protection Agency - Educational Resources
- So you say that you're turning off the lights when you leave the room and you aren't blasting the AC the way you used to? Wonderful! Way to practice Bal Taschit! Want to go the next step? These sites show how to reduce the amount of energy you use on lights and appliances, and save a bundle of money. One of our favorite things is the fun "calculators" that show you how much money you'd save with each energy-efficient light bulb, as well as how much less pollution you'd be putting into the atmosphere.
Green Maps -
Going on vacation? Look up a green map of your destination or your own neighborhood.
Green maps indicate the best environmental aspects of communities.
Learn how to make a green map of your neighborhood and be a part of the
Seventh Generation -
This site sells Seventh Generation cleaning products, but also
has excellent information on biodegradability, the problems with
chlorine, and does a wonderful job of explaining what exactly
makes a product unsafe for humans and the environment.
Partnership for Earth Spirituality
The Partnership for Earth Spirituality
is a non-profit membership organization which brings together people from various religious traditions, ages, cultures and economic backgrounds to promote a better understanding of the interdependence of ecology and spirituality.
The Interfaith Environmental Council (IEC)
The Interfaith Environmental Council (IEC) is a coalition to repair, protect and preserve our environment while integrating God's vision of sustainability, responsibility and advocacy for creation.
The Ecology Fund
This site donates money to save tracts of land every time you click on
their site. No cost to you, just a click!
Environmental News Network
The Environmental News Network is a webpage that is updated daily to give you the latest news that impacts the earth. In major news sources these stories are often buried deep, if covered at all, but the ENN gives you the straight scoop right on page one.
- The mitzvah of not causing unnecessary pain or harm to
animals demands that we take responsibility for the consequences
of our purchases. If you want to know more about how to help
suffering animals, or to get lists of which companies test on animals
and which do not, check out the sites below. Please be aware, sometimes
the pictures on these sites can be graphic and difficult to see.
Just For Kids
Be Different / Live Different / Buy Different: Make a Difference
You have the power to make the Earth a better place because of what you buy. Learn about other students who have chosen to be different and help the world at the same time. Living different by learning why you make the choices you make. Buy different means making educated choices about the products you purchase.
Defenders of Wildlife- Kid's Planet
This site contains many fun and interactive games for younger students, facts on many
endangered species and information on adopting a species.
World Wildlife Fund- Kid's Stuff
Check out the awesome interactive games like toxic pinball and virtual home,
as well as the funny and informative video and audio clips and newspaper
articles. There is also lots of interesting information on all sorts of
critters that we share our planet with.
EPA Global Warming Kid's Site
Check out the Climate Animators-colorful interactive graphics that explain
global warming, the water cycle and the carbon cycle. The site also
contains lots of info on global warming and the greenhouse effect and what
we can do to help the planet.
EPA Energy Smart Schools
A great site for students who are doing research on energy use and
alternative technologies. Offers links for information on solar, geothermal,
wind and alternative energies.
Worcester Solomon Schechter Day School
See what the students of Solomon Schechter Day School in Worcester put together, after their visit in Fall '98. Articles, interviews, pictures, and more!
Environment Protection Agency: Environmental Kids Club -
Get ready to explore your environment and learn about neat things you can do to protect it. There are games, pictures, and stories and other fun things.
Rainforest Action Network
Check out how to make your own Terrarium. Site also includes many fun activities for both students and parents.