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Ten Tips for Using Jewcology

How can you make the best use of Jewcology? There are many ways to participate. First, make sure you have signed up (it's free!) and edited your profile to show your website, favorite causes, twitter name, the state where you live, and your picture. This will enable you to participate fully in the Jewcology community. Then, the following possibilities are available to you: 1) Comment on a recent blog posting. Featured blog posts are displayed on the main dashboard, which can be viewed at www.jewcology.org when you are logged in. 2) Every Tuesday, ...

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Recent Press about Jewcology!

We are featured in the New York Jewish Week and Ynetnews today! http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/short_takes/green_jewish_portal http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3991503,00.html And don't miss our feature on the ROI Community website: http://www.roicommunity.org/Blog/Jewcology.com-Launched.html

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New Jewish Urban Farming Fellowship In Berkeley, CA

Urban Adamah, based in Berkeley, CA, is a three-month intensive residential leadership training program for young adults ages 20-29, that integrates urban organic farming, social justice work and progressive Jewish living and learning. Twelve Urban Adamah Fellows are selected each season to operate an organic farm and educational center, intern with community organizations addressing issues at the intersection of poverty, food security and environmental stewardship, and learn an approach to Jewish tradition that opens the heart and builds joyful community. Applicants ...

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Jewcology Launch Today!

Welcome to Jewcology! We know many people are joining the site today, and we are so excited to have you with us! Please browse around the site, post micro-blog postings and join communities, and let us know of any bumps you encounter along the way. You can see Jewcology featured today on Arutz7: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/140895 and at EJewishPhilanthropy.com: http://ejewishphilanthropy.com/launching-jewcology.org/ Please retweet these postings and share them on facebook so that everyone can hear the exciting news that Jewcology is ...

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Garden Goodness in Los Angeles

Gardens are popping up across the U.S., and terms such as trowel, compost, mulch, organic, and community-supported agriculture are becoming part of our daily vocabulary. And increasingly, Jewish institutions are beginning to see another potential of community gardens: using them as a shamash or a light unto the world; a beam for the future. In this technological age of wonder, the ancient agricultural practices of our people are have never been more relevant. Having a garden is a wonderful thing in and of itself: gardens are beautiful, provide additi...

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New terms of use

Jewcology's new terms of use are now posted at http://www.jewcology.org/content/view/Terms-and-Conditions These terms of use incorporate a Creative Commons license. Learn more at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/

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Jewcology Question of the Week #1

Noam Dolgin asks the first Jewcology "Question of the Week." Please post your answers in the comment box.

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Be a Part of the Jewcology Collaborative Video!

Jewcology is pleased to invite our members to participate in a collaborative video effort, which will display the rich and diverse worldwide community of Jewish environmentalists. We welcome your submissions to the collaborative video, which will be posted and promoted widely around Tu b’Shevat. How to Create Your Video Each person can submit a total of one video. You must be over 13 to participate. Stand or sit in front of a plain wall with a neutral background. You can show your entire body or your waist up (see the sample), but ...

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All this Pollution is Making me to Schvitz!!

All this Pollution is Making me to Schvitz!! by Noam Dolgin So everyone is talking about Climate Change, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gases, Shifting Climate but what does this all mean. What is really happening and why? What can we do to make a real difference? The Greenhouse Effect. If it wasn’t for the Greenhouse effect, the Earth’s average temperature would be 9 degrees Fahrenheit, way too cold to support life as we know it! This life giving layer traps heat that would otherwise be lost to the atmosphere and keeps it in our global ...

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Turning the General Assembly into a Green Assembly

NEW YORK (Nov. 15, 2010) — It’s not easy being green, but it’s certainly possible. While the Jewish Federations’ General Assembly and International Lion of Judah Conference in New Orleans accomplished important work this past week, it did so at the expense of the environment. Organizers of the conferences didn’t provide recycling or composting containers. Instead, the two meetings produced a massive amount of non-biodegradable plastic trash. Every single meal was served on plastic with individually wrapped plastic flatware. ...

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I avoid using disposable products as much as possible.

I got some pretty cloth napkins in different colors from Bed Bath and Beyond near Lincoln Center here in Manhattan so we don't have to use paper napkins anymore. While I was there, I also picked up some extra (also pretty) dishtowels so we don't have to use paper towels to clean up messes anymore. Yes, these items have to be washed in the laundry but they don't take up that much extra space- Just stick 'em in a load you're already doing anyway. Also, check out these water bottles: http://flylady.net/pages/FlyShop_swb.asp . They're expensive ...

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Siach: An Environment and Social Justice Conversation

Human rights. Land Use. San Francisco. Community Organizing. New York. Tzedek. Race. Beit Midrash. Tel Aviv. Poverty. Immigration. Lobbying. Farming. London. Young Adults. Food Access... May 12-15, 2011 Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center Falls Village, Connecticut The first annual Siach conference will launch a global network of experienced Jewish environment and social justice professionals, as well as highly dedicated lay leaders, from Israel, North America, and Europe to connect and collaborate upon a shared passion and commitment to Tzedek ...

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Following Jewcology

Follow "Jewcology Team" to hear the latest updates from Jewcology.com!

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Jewcology at 169 resources!

Good work everyone, we now have 169 resources uploaded on Jewcology in our pre-launch phase! The resources cover a broad range of topics, including environmental topics such as vegetarianism, water, energy, agriculture, trees, food, and recycling; Jewish holidays such as Rosh Hashanah and Shavuot; Jewish mitzvot such as Bal Tashchit (do not waste) and Tzaar Baalei Chaim (proper treatment of animals); and are intended for a wide range of audiences including grades 1-3, grades 4-6, grade 7-9, grades 10-12, adults, and rabbis. Types of resources include synagogue ...

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Congrats to the entire Jewcology team!

Mazel Tov!!! Well done to everyone who got Jewcology up and running. The site looks great and I can't wait to see what we are all able to do with it. Hats off (but not the kippah) to you all!

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Thoughts on PJLL session

I learned a lot today and had fun. There are great resources. Let me know when you plant a garden at your school - we are trying to do the same. This is my second blog - ever!

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Hi I’m with the Pjll educators

I'm glad to be with them

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Hi, I’m learning about this new resource at a PJLL conference for Early Childhood Educators

This resource's content is attached.

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Hi, I’m with the PJLL educators.

Let's see if this works!

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Check out this new posting about our Silver Spring Sustainability Circle!

http://www.washingtonjewishweek.com/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=13498&SectionID=4&SubSectionID=&S=1

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