Preserving nature goes hand-in-hand with appreciating and enjoying the great outdoors. Don't you agree? So why not get involved by joining Mosaic's International Green Team with a goal of "greening" the North American Jewish Outdoor Escape. We’ll "plant the seeds" of a shared ethic of conservation and environmental awareness that can be carried back home (and we promise, it won't be heavy! :) What better gift to give back to Mother Nature? We need your good energy and ideas for "greening" this year's event (and all the rest to come!) For questions, to share ideas, brainstorm and for more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s easy to make the Jewish case for caring for our planet. Here are some words from various sources:
Remember whose Earth we’re living on, and what we’re supposed to be doing with it:
We all emit carbon dioxide emissions when we drive, fly, use electricity, or generate waste. We all travel varying distances to get to Mosaic events. Learn how many emissions you are producing, and consider offsetting those emissions.
Calculate your emissions & buy offsets
What is carbon offsetting?
Carbon offsets are credits for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions made at another location, such as wind farms which create renewable energy and reduce the need for fossil-fuel powered energy.
For a carbon offset to be credible, it must meet essential quality criteria including proof that it is additional (the reduction in emissions would not have occurred without the carbon finance), that it will be retired from the carbon market so it cannot be double counted, and that it addresses issues such as permanence (it delivers the reductions it stated) and leakage (the emission reduction in one area doesn’t cause an increase in emissions somewhere else).
Learn more at the David Suzuki Foundation and the National Resources Defense Council.