The environment and mailing lists

by Maskil on 30 Aug 2007

For those interested in the intersection between Judaism and/or Zionism and the environment, a growing body of resources (organisations, publications websites, etc.) exists. Two resources that shouldn’t be overlooked take the form of good old fashioned e-mail lists.

Kol-Chai is the COEJL’s (Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life) E-Mail Discussion List.

COEJL seeks to expand the contemporary understanding of such Jewish values as tikkun olam (repairing the world) and tzedek (justice) to include the protection of both people and other species from environmental degradation. COEJL seeks to extend such traditions as social action and g’milut hasadim (performing deeds of loving kindness) to environmental action and advocacy. And shalom (peace or wholeness), which is at the very core of Jewish aspirations, is in its full sense harmony in all creation.

You can subscribe to the list here:

Join COEJL’s E-Mail Discussion List

MidEastEnviroNet is not specific to Israel/Judaism/Zionism, but instead covers the Middle East.

MIDEASTENVIRONET – The MIDDLE EAST ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK for research and information on environmental issues in the Middle East. MIDEASTENVIRONET is intended to make the discussion of core issues in the Middle East better informed by attention to current developments in such areas as resource management, pollution, sustainability development, and environmental conflict. MIDEASTENVIRONET is not intended to present “the environment” as something separate from other issues in the Middle East.

A useful feature of this particular list is that the full archives can be accessed here:

I am a regular “copy ‘n paste” contributor to both of these lists.

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