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Navigating Local Resources and Connections to Take Action (at The Big Bold Jewish Climate Fest)

January 12, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Navigating Local Resources and Connections to Take Action

Date and Time: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 12:00 – 1:30pm ET

Session Description: 

So you’ve heard about ways to push for bold climate policies at the national level. But how does that translate into taking action in your own locality? Where do you start to find resources about incentives and policies that support renewable energy and energy efficiency? What are the resources in your area that can help you start your projects on decarbonizing? What kinds of projects can you realistically take on given factors in your community, building, and region? Join us to learn more about how to find local resources, what to be looking for based on your organization’s objectives, and how to get started with the resources you have to take actionable steps in reducing your organization’s environmental footprint.

Speakers / Panelists: 
  • Rebekah de la Mora, Policy Analyst at NC Clean Energy Technology Center
  • Sue Salinger, Executive Director of Ekar Farm
  • Dr. Lorna Gold, Director of Movement Building at FaithInvest (Catherine Devitt is the main contact at this time for Lorna as she is out on vacation.)
  • Sarah Moskowitz, Deputy Director of Citizens Utility Board

What is The Big Bold Jewish Climate Fest? 

It is an online festival to connect our Jewish values to action in order to address our current climate crisis, and to make climate action a central moral issue of the Jewish community. We seek to re-energize Tu BiShvat, the Jewish “Earth Day” of sorts, as a relevant and timely holiday to connect Jewish values with the urgency of climate action. Come learn how we can take bold action together to put millions of people back to work building the clean energy economy, how to be part of the exciting, growing Jewish climate movement, and how to overcome fear with bold action and spiritual audacity. 
The 2021 festival included gatherings on energy and solar, organizing and movement-building, food and agriculture, Jewish learning, organizational and political leadership and much more. Most events were online, though a few may be offered with “boots on the ground”, COVID-safe opportunities such as beach clean ups and tree plantings. The 2021 festival included over 165 events produced by our festival organizing team and hundreds of partners. 
Ultimately, we hope that being part of a proactive solution to climate change becomes a natural and imperative aspect of every Jewish organization’s and individual’s work and identity. Together, we can make climate change a central moral issue of the Jewish community. 

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January 12, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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