The Edible Garden Resource
This resource aims to inspire and equip members of the Jewish community to live healthier and more sustainable lifestyles. Throughout the Jewish community there are a multitude of ‘green spaces’ that are currently being under-utilised. These spaces are in synagogues, schools, and the premises of communal organisations. Big Green Jewish is working with communal organisations to develop these green spaces, turning them into ‘edible gardens’. These spaces can be used to educate members of the community on the importance of sustainable living, Jewish environmental and food ethics, whilst giving people the practical skills needed to live more sustainably in their daily lives.
The Eight Doorways
The National Framework details what schools need to do to become sustainable schools, there are eight ‘doorways’ through which schools may choose to initiate or extend their sustainable school activity. It focuses on ways in which sustainable development can be embedded into whole school management practices and provides practical guidance to help schools operate in a more sustainable way.
The Global Citizenship Project, an initiative of Tzedek, has created teaching resources for the ‘eight doorways’. These can be downloaded on-line here. The Jewish Council for Racial Equality has also contributed to these resources.
The Engineer of Chelm
The Engineer of Chelm, a play based on classical Jewish fables and modern ecology, was shown at the Jewish Museum from 31 May - 6 June 2010. You can now access a host of environmental learning links, both Jewish and otherwise, as well as a specially prepared eco-Jewish learning pack on the play which can be downloaded. All links and resources can be found here.