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Jewish Energy Guide



In honor of Tu B'Shvat, the Green Zionist Alliance is releasing the complete Jewish Energy Guide, published in partnership with the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life and its Jewish Energy Network:





Jewish Energy Guide

Editor: David Krantz

Copy editors: Susan Levine, Chanah Tartakow

Contributors: Matthew Anderson, Kenneth Bandler, Nina Beth Cardin, Howard Cohen, Fred Scherlinder Dobb, David Ezer, Mirele Goldsmith, Al Gore, Green Zionist Alliance, Steve Gutow, Jill Jacobs, Rachel Jacoby Rosenfield, Benjamin Kahane, Jamie Korngold, Einat Kramer, David Krantz, Natan Levy, Naomi Lipstein, Jakir Manela, Evonne Marzouk, Bill McKibben, Joelle Novey, Dov Peretz Elkins, Joshua Ratner, Sybil Sanchez, Julie Schonfeld, Barry Schwartz, David Seidenberg, Shmuel Simenowitz, Jen Singer,  Alon Tal, Cynthia Thomashow, Lawrence Troster, Naomi Tsur, Christopher Vaughan, Arthur Waskow, Gail Wechsler, Daniel Ziskin, Manuela Zoninsein

Design: David Krantz

Special thanks to: Sheila Blum, Sanford Cardin, Robert Chazan, Joseph Daniel, Elisa Dell'Amico, David Elcott, Greenerprinter, Valerie Harkovsky, Roben Kantor, Jan Caryl Kaufman, Justin Korda, Mercaz/Masorti Olami, National Religious Partnership for the Environment, New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, Office of the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, Beth Parke, the Rabbinical Assembly, Rebecca Ritchin, ROI, Emily Rosenthal, Nathan Schumer, Siach, Julia Simon, Vicki Stearn, Danielle Sundstrom, Mitchell Thomashow

Timeline: The Jewish Energy Guide was first developed in the summer of 2011; revised in 2012 and 2013; released online as individual articles during 2013; and published as a book, in print and online, in January 2014 to celebrate Tu B’Shvat. Efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the statements and data presented as they have changed over time. (For example, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increased from about 390 parts per million in 2011 to about 400 parts per million in December 2013.)

Jewish Energy Guide is a non-commercial editorial publication.

Copyright © 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 by its respective contributors.



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- Babylonian Talmud: Pesahim 50b

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