Apr 22 2013
Today is Earth Day. I asked my 7 1/2 year old son what the main ways are that we make the planet a better place. He dictated the following:
1. Pick up trash. When you see trash on the ground or at the beach or anywhere, pick it up. And put it in the trash.
2. Recycle. Put bottles in the recycle bin and then they get crushed up to use for other things. You also can recycle newspapers and cans and paper. Read the rest of this entry →
Feb 8 2012
Tu Bishvat, which starts today, is the closest we get to a Jewish Earth Day. So, I want to talk about the most earth-loving green Jewish thing I do: I’m a vegan.
Let me just get this out of the way: vegans do not eat animal products or byproducts. That means no meat, chicken, fish, eggs, milk, cheese, or honey. Many vegans (I am one of these) do not wear leather or wool or any product derived from an animal’s body, even if the animal was not killed in the process of its production. Read the rest of this entry →