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Eco Shabbat 2023

1 & 2 December


Eco Shabbat is taking place across Jewish communities of all denominations in this country and beyond. See below for what you can do to get involved....

Eco Shabbat Events

Thursday, 23rd November


Come along to plant bulbs with Rabbi Jonathan at the NNLS allotment on Thursday, 23rd November at 2pm for about half an hour - subject to weather conditions. Meet us in the NNLS foyer and please bring your own gardening tools. Please email Gianina if you wish to get involved.


Wednesday, 29th November


Eco Judaism talk on the topic of Loss, Damage and the Need for Adaptation

7.30pm - 9.30pm at a Waterloo venue

Canon Giles Goddard and Dr Shanon Shah from Faith for the Climate will introduce and discuss their work with faith groups and environmentalists in the UK. Climate change is a crisis because it is rooted in injustice and inequality, and it drives injustice and inequality. What can people of faith do in solidarity with those who have done the least to cause climate change yet are suffering its worst impacts? How can we create change by engaging with those who have contributed the most to climate change but are denying or deflecting responsibility? And with Sam Greene, expert consultant and advisor in climate adaptation and climate finance in the developing world. And Laura Hendy, Climate and Resilience Programmes Manager at World Jewish Relief.

Please email Andrea from Eco Judaism to register your interest.

Saturday, 2nd December


Join us for our Shabbat Morning Service, including a talk by environmental enthusiast & activist Jodi Coffman.

Call-out for Eco-Friendly Tips

Do you have tips for saving energy or water usage at home? Do you know of any websites or apps for swapping or re-selling pre-loved items? We want to start sharing your eco-friendly tips on impactful actions we can take with the community, particularly in relation to food, water consumption and transportation.

Email Bette with your best tips and we’ll feature our favourites each week in Shalom NNLS.

Eco Shabbat Resources


You can find more resources on the Eco Judaism website here.

What We Can All Do At Home


At Your Table: Shabbat Dinner


Make a vegan or vegetarian Shabbat meal. Click here for suggested menu and great recipes and look out for videos on our Facebook group. (We don’t all need to go fully veggie, but we do need to cut our meat consumption.)

In The Garden


Plant insect and bird friendly plants. Buddlaia, the ‘butterfly bush’ is easy and great to plant now. So is leaving a corner with nettles, and a pile of dead logs and twigs. Sunflowers are super too, and children love them; sow them in the spring. Include a bug hotel, and a bird feeder – the visiting birds bring joy. For more ideas and how to do them click here.

The Most Important Thing Is ‘Talk About It’


Watch an inspiring programme about the state of the earth and what we can do for biodiversity and climate justice. Then discuss it with family and friends.
We recommend:

  1. Climate Change – The facts
  2. David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet
  3. Before the Flood


Fri, 21 June 2024 15 Sivan 5784