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Nigel Savage: Not your average bike-riding, movie-producing, food-obsessed Jewish Englishman.

Nigel Savage is founder and Executive Director of Hazon, a leading organization in the Jewish Food Movement. In 2008 Hazon was recognized by the Sierra Club as one of 50 leading faith-based environmental organizations; and Nigel was named a member of the Forward 50, the annual list of the most influential Jewish people in the United States. 

Click the video above for a taste of Nigel in action–addressing the kosher industry, industrial meat, and how Abraham Joshua Heschel’s idea of radical amazement can inform our food choices.

Still hungry for more? Learn more about Nigel and his organization, Hazon, on their blog, The Jew and The Carrot.

Prof. Karen Litfin: On the Leading Edge of Green Living

Professor Karen Litfin specializes in global environmental politics, with core interests in green theory, the science/policy interface, and “person/planet politics.” She has recently returned from traveling to ecovillages on five continents for her forthcoming book: Being the Change: Ecovillage Experiments Around the World. Curious about what she found on the leading edge of green living? Professor Litfin shares some gleanings about how these seed communities might help us to create a sustainable future.

Interested in reading more? A recent article by Karen, ”The Sacred and the Profane in the Ecological Politics of Sacrifice,” asks “What if sacrifice were restored to its ancient meaning as sacred offering, ‘a celebration of consuming and being consumed?’” The article suggests that such a cultural shift is now under way.

Read the entirety of her article: download here

 

 

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