Environmental Education

Jan 18, 2022

We Are One: Tu B’Shvat and MLK, Sustainability & Justice

We find ourselves immersed in another dark pandemic winter, a reality we could not have fathomed two years ago. And as the pandemic drags on, our social fabric continues to fray, while the climate crisis…

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Nov 15, 2021

COP26: Hope & Despair


I recently returned from COP26 – the United Nations Conference on Climate Change – and it was an unforgettable experience. The number of people, events, issues, spaces…it was truly one of…

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Aug 25, 2021

Jakir Manela, CEO of the combined Hazon-Pearlstone Center, talks next steps

By Helen Chernikoff | eJewish Philanthropy

Two decades after the founding of Hazon, the merger is a milestone in Jewish environmentalism.

The combined Hazon-Pearlstone Retreat Center will release its vision…

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Jul 19, 2021

Nigel Savage looks back on two decades at Hazon

By Helen Chernikoff | 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…

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Jul 14, 2021

Topsy Turvy Bus Meets Banana Car

A book about the Topsy Turvy bus is coming out in January 2022 and the release will be followed by a bus tour.

Hazon usually uses its Topsy Turvy bus as a mobile classroom. When this became unfeasible…

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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

Jesse Berman | Baltimore Jewish Times

In a normal year, Pearlstone Center, a Jewish retreat center in Reisterstown, has a $6 million budget and more than 120 staff members, with around 45 of them full…

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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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