environment

environment

Climate change has increased the rate of sea level rise: by 2035, it is expected that 170 coastal communities will experience chronic flooding.

Year Adopted: 
2017

66th General Assembly
December 2001
Boston, Massachusetts

Background

Year Adopted: 
2001

57TH General Assembly
November 1983
Houston, Texas

Judaism affirms that the world is God's creation and that whoever helps to preserve it is doing God's work. We who inherit a tradition that is marked by a reverence for life must preserve the earth and all its varied life for our own sake and for generations yet unborn.

Year Adopted: 
1983

Adopted at the 61st General Assembly
November, 1991
Baltimore, MD

Background

Year Adopted: 
1991

Background

Year Adopted: 
1991

WHEREAS environmental pollution is a crime against life, it results from our highly industrialized, mechanical society and exploding populations, afflicting areas both urban and rural throughout the world. It effects, going unchecked, can end only in the tragedy of the destruction of all human life on earth.

Year Adopted: 
1969

In a resolution adopted in June 1978 in New York City, the UAHC Board of Trustees recognized the urgency of the energy crisis and stated that "the priorities of a national energy policy should be the conservation and development of renewable alternative resources as a means of achieving self-sufficiency for our energy needs." The Board reaffirmed and strengthened that call in a resolution passed in May 1979.

Year Adopted: 
1979

48th General Assembly
November 1965
San Francisco, CA

Year Adopted: 
1965

Submitted by the Commission on Social Action to the Union for Reform Judaism’s 70th General Assembly

Year Adopted: 
2009