Caring for Our Environment

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Caring for Our Environment


“All the other things that we’ve done as a species have had a limited scope.

We’re now talking about melting the ice caps, raising the level of the seas dramatically, changing the distribution of every other species on Earth, perhaps wiping out one-third or half of them.

The changes at work now...will require change in every country. It will require a degree of global cooperation that we haven’t seen before.”

- Bill McKibben

Thank you for wanting to take action on the campaign to pass the Environmental and Social Responsibility Amendment to the US Constitution!  On this page you will find a number of resources to help you.

To download and print a petition for people to sign, please click here. Please note, it is a two page document with a short description and place for people to sign on the first page and the longer description on the second page.

House Resolution 156 on ESRA

(please also consider writing Congressman Kucinich a brief thank you letter for introducing HR 156 and sending it to: Congressman Dennis Kucinich, 2445 Rayburn HOB, Washington, DC 20515)

Model letter to send to your Representatives (use this as a foundation – feel free to add and take away where you like)

View and download a printable color page flyer (legal size) for gathering signatures here.

Model letter to send to Progressive Organizations (again, take away and add where you like)

ESRA Q & A (to download pdf click here)

ESRA and the Story of Citizens United Video to share (created with Annie Leonard from the Story of Stuff)


Download all of these documents in one convenient .zip file

Caring for Our Environment News from the Tikkun Daily Blog

David Seidenberg: The King is the Field – Chabad Insights on the Divinity of CreationDuring the High Holidays, we strive to fashion our heart to become a dwelling place for God in the physical, earthly realm, a dirah batachtonim. However, the earliest aggadic (storytelling) midrash, G …
David Seidenberg: Bal Taschit: What’s Wrong With the Jewish Law Against Destruction and Waste — and How to Fix ItWhat seems to have been missed in past rabbinic interpretation of bal tashchit is that the rule given in the Torah is both literally and fundamentally about sustainability – about what sustains you: …
Rabbi Michael Lerner and Ari Bloomekatz: Tikkun’s Interview with Dr. Jill SteinInterview With Dr. Jill Stein Conducted by Tikkun Editor Rabbi Michael Lerner and Tikkun Managing Editor Ari Bloomekatz in August, 2016.