There is a new call for papers for the Twentieth Annual Klutznick-Harris Symposium at the University of Nebraska. Slated for October 28 and 29, 2007, the theme will be “‘The Mountains Shall Drip Wine’: Jews and the Environment.” Proposals due April 15th, more info here.
From Adam Teva v’Din (IUED):
March 13, 2007
The Knesset plenary has approved in first reading the government-backed amendment to expand the Beverage Container Deposit Law (the "Bottle Bill") to include 1.5 liter (family-size) bottles. The expanded bill also increases manufacturers' and importers' responsibility for collecting and recycling of beverage bottles and cans.
IUED has worked closely with the Environment Ministry, the Forum for the Deposit Law and the Knesset's Environmental Caucus to combat moves by manufacturers and ELA Recycling Cooperation to derail the entire Deposit Law.
… Since Israel introduced the Deposit Law in 2001, over 1.5 billion bottles and cans have been recycled. Litter has been reduced. And over 260,000 tons of greenhouse gases have been saved. [See this for background.]
From Canfei Nesharim’s newsletter:
If you would like to receive a complimentary copy of Derech HaTeva, a Torah and Science Journal, a publication from Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University, e-mail Harvey Babich at [yu . edu] with your complete mailing (not e-mail) address.
The 7th Annual New York Jewish Environmental Bike Ride on Labor Day Weekend, August 31- September 3rd, 2007, raises money for cutting-edge Jewish environmental projects in the United States and Israel. The NY Jewish Environmental Bike Ride is more than a bike ride, it is a four-day event that includes a Shabbat retreat and a 2-day Ride and so much more! [The rides are 60 and 57 miles each. – Kaspit]