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Jul 19, 2021

Nigel Savage looks back on two decades at Hazon (eJewish Philanthropy)

Savage is ‘wildly in favor’ of the merger between Hazon and the Pearlstone Retreat Center

In 2000, Nigel Savage founded Hazon, an early Jewish environmental organization, around the idea of raising…

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Jul 15, 2021

With merger, Baltimore is set to become a center of Jewish environmental work (Baltimore Jewish Times)

Baltimore is poised to become a national leader in the Jewish outdoor food, farming and environmental education movement.

On July 8, the Pearlstone Center, a Jewish retreat center and outdoor education…

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Jul 8, 2021

Pearlstone Announces Merger Plans with Hazon (JMORE)

Jakir Manela has served as CEO of Pearlstone since 2012.

The Pearlstone Retreat Center and Outdoor Education Campus in Reisterstown announced July 8 it has merged with the New York-headquartered Hazon…

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Jul 8, 2021

Pearlstone Announces Merger with Hazon (BALTIMORE JEWISH TIMES)

Pearlstone and Hazon, a national Jewish environmental organization, are merging, Pearlstone announced in an email.

“This is a merger of two strong organizations that now will become the national Jewish…

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May 12, 2021

The Maryland Legislative session is over AND there is still work to be done!

Here are highlights of the BIG VICTORIES for the environment achieved this year:

  • The Environmental Justice Commission: Strengthens the existing Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities…
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Apr 9, 2021

The Associated is Going Green (BALTIMORE FISHBOWL)

Climate change is accelerating, causing an increase in deadly climate events. This past year record-breaking hurricanes, devastating wildfires and soaring temperatures pummeled our planet.

Many organizations…

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Feb 5, 2021

The Power of Community Solar (Baltimore Case Study)

What does it look like for a Jewish community to collectively take concrete action towards large-scale solar power?

This conversation about the power of a Community-Wide Solar Initiative highlights the…

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Dec 29, 2020

Amid a challenging year for staff and revenue, Pearlstone adopts new programs – Baltimore Jewish Times

“…the Pearlstone team was able to come together to reimagine what the organization could and needed to be during the pandemic, and they began to pivot to a number of new objectives and programs.”


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May 21, 2020

Pearlstone Reinvents Itself in the Wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic

“Pearlstone has created dynamic, new strategies for community impact during these difficult times.” Read this article from The Associated, published May 21, 2020.

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May 12, 2020

Tending to the Earth: Gardening Grounds Us in Today’s Times

Joan Plisko, Community Sustainability Director for Pearlstone, recently wrote an article that was shared far and wide by The Associated.

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