May 20, 2008
Whereas in its 2006 resolution, "On The Importance of Preserving the Environment"
, the RCA committed that its members should "educate themselves and their constituents both scientifically and halakhically on issues connected to the environment and its protection"
The RCA hereby resolves to establish a committee of its members to learn about the full range of scientific evidence relating to climate change, and to report its findings back to the membership at large; and, calls upon all rabbis to
Promote programs and shiurim in synagogues and schools to learn about the possible challenges posed by climate change and actions that will make a difference; and
Take personal actions, and advocate for communal action, to save energy and reduce carbon emissions, such as by purchasing energy- efficient lights, appliances, and vehicles, and reducing driving through public transport and carpooling; and
Advocate for targets that will reduce U.S. carbon emissions, and support efforts to transition America to a clean energy economy; and
Actively support and partner with organizations that are committed to a meaningful response to the environmental crisis from a Torah perspective; and
Encourage their congregants and congregations to do the same.