The Big Green Jewish website is the home of the climate change campaign of the UK Jewish community. It is a project of the Jewish Vegetarian Society. We campaign to raise awareness about environmental issues. Our aim is to educate about climate change and empower people to make changes in their lives that will make a difference to the world.

The website is designed for you, whether you are a teacher in a Jewish day school that wants to educate your pupils about environmental sustainability; an individual that wants to live a greener, friendlier life-style; or a rabbi seeking to implement green and Jewish values in your community.

On the website you will be able to find out not just how you can get involved with global campaigns, but where you can learn to ride a bike if you want to make the transition from a driver to a cyclist, or how you can grow your own food for a more seasonal and sustainable lifestyle.

History

The Big Green Jewish website was founded in 2006 as a joint venture between The Noah Project and ESIAG (Environmental and Social Issues Action Group) at The Board of Deputies of British Jews. The website was redeveloped and launched in November 2009 under the auspices of the Jewish Social Action Forum [JSAF]. Big Green Jewish received great support from JHub. Lara Smallman and Tzedek guided the project further forward in 2013. Between 2013 and 2016 the project was led by Gabrielle Lobb and Talia Chain. It is now based at the Jewish Vegetarian Society in London.

The Climate Coalition

We are a member of The Climate Coalition, the UK's largest group of people dedicated to action on climate change and limiting its impact on the world’s poorest communities. The coalition campaigns for the UK Government to take practical action to keep global warming as far below the 2 degrees C danger threshold as possible, recognising that any more than a 1.5 degree rise threatens the viability and existence of many countries, particularly those that bear the least responsibility for causing the problem.