Every day, I watch our planet become a more volatile place, as climate change, pollution and abuse of our natural resources continue to damage this beautiful world in which we live. While I have no idea how much I, as an individual, contribute to this problem on a daily basis, to paraphrase Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, part of living in a free society is recognizing that few are guilty, but all are responsible.
Next month, countless Jewish and non-Jewish organizations will come together in New York City to march against climate change, demanding that our leaders fight to repair our planet before it is too late. As a part of Jewish Community’s outreach efforts to promote this event, I wrote a lesson plan for Jewish youth groups across the country to use in preparation for the People’s Climate March, which you can download by clicking this link. Hope to see you at the People’s Climate March on September 21st!