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The following resolutions were adopted by the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis to address the Reform Movement's desire to speak out on environmental issues of our time. Additional resolutions, adopted by fellow Jewish movements and organizations emphasize our interest and passion for environmental causes.

Union for Reform Judaism Resolutions

Wilderness Designation for the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (2001)
This resolution seeks to protect the Alaskan wilderness from oil and natural gas drilling.

Smart Growth (1999)
Supporting the efforts of Smart Growth advocates which address issues including affordable housing, the destruction of our inner cities and the environment.

New North American Energy Strategy (1991)
Reaffirming the commitment to a comprehensive energy policy centered on the ideas of conservation and alternative energy.

The Environment (1991)
A call to protect our environment and honor the Jewish value of Bal Taschit, to not destroy.

Toxic Substances and the Environment (1983)

Energy (1979)
Support for energy independence and conservation while expressing concerns towards nuclear energy.

Environmental Pollution (1969)

Conservation and Development of Natural Resources (1965)

Central Conference of American Rabbis Resolutions

Climate Change (2005)
Encouraging support of the McCain-Lieberman Climate Stewardship Act to aid to low-income families with rising energy costs and cooperate with other nations to confront climate change.

National Energy Policy (2000)
Encourage Reform Jews and congregations to take part in “greening” initiatives while calling for a progressive national energy policy focused on use of renewable energy sources.

Forests (2000)
Encouraging recycling, use of sustainable wood products and protecting road-less areas in national forests.

Confronting the Challenge of Climate Change (1998)

Forests (1998)
A call to protect and restore the Headwaters Forest of California.

Endangered Species (1996)

Environmental Racism (1996)

National Energy Strategy (1992)
Reaffirming the commitment to energy policy based on the ideas of conservation and alternatives energy.

Environment (1992)
Urging the United States to take leadership on environmental issues at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development.

The Environment (1990)
A call to protect our environment and honor the Jewish value of Bal Taschit - do not destroy.

Environmental Pollution (1984)

Toxic Substances (1984)

Energy (1977)
Promoting conservation and opposing the use of nuclear energy.

Nuclear Energy (1975)
Advocating for national and international controls on nuclear energy technology.


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