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The Big Bold Jewish Climate Festival

The Big Bold Jewish Climate Festival

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 to Sunday, January 31, 2021


Spertus Institute is proud to be among the many organizations participating in The Big Bold Jewish Climate Fest.

The festival is a free, virtual, collaborative event by and for people believe the time has come to make climate change a central moral issue of our community. The festival is open to all. No experience or prior knowledge required.

Spertus Institute will present the following session:

The Urgency of a Pandemic and the
Intersection of Climate Change,
Religion, and Social Justice

Sunday, January 31, 2021
1:30-2:30 pm central / 2:30-3:30 pm eastern

Just before COVID-19 put a stop to in-person events, Spertus Institute hosted 400 participants to hear experts and activists debate responses to climate change, moderated by David Wallace-Wells (author of The Uninhabitable Earth).

This event kicked off a deep dive into ongoing, action-oriented work on climate solutions, especially those involving communities of faith.

In this session, we will share our process and discoveries with colleagues committed to addressing the climate crisis, hoping that others will build on our work.

Our work focuses on our belief that climate change is itself a pandemic that amplifies risks and threats. We have created a forum for religious and environmental leaders to work together, with a focus on water, religion, justice, and policy issues in our own local region, the Great Lakes.

Visit the festival site to RSVP for this session and others, and to learn more.

The Big Bold Jewish Climate Fest 

The Big Bold Jewish Climate Fest is a collaboration among people and organizations who seek to join together to do something that might have otherwise not been possible. The planning team includes leaders behind The Great Big Jewish Food Fest, the creators of the 2019 Urgency of Now: Seattle’s Jewish Climate Festival, and Jewish organizations Hazon and Dayenu. Darim Online is the fiscal sponsor for the festival.

 Hazon Seal of Sustainability
Spertus Institute
is proud to have been selected by Hazon: The Jewish Lab for Sustainability for their certification that celebrates the success and progress of leaders in the field of sustainability.  

LEEDs SilverFor Spertus Institute, this is a longstanding commitment. Our facility, with its sustainable design, was awarded a Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, and Spertus has been awarded membership in the EPA's Green Power Leadership Club.

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