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When we think about the enormity of climate change, it’s easy to feel helpless and hopeless. We may make changes in our own lives, and we also want to find opportunities with others to have a broader effect.

The Climate Action Group seeks these opportunities through education for ourselves, our children, and our congregation, projects that promote climate-conscious changes at Mount Zion, and alliance and advocacy with other organizations in our community.

We are planning now for an eco-fair next year, as well as other projects that will expand our understanding of the issues of climate change and allow us to participate in solutions in a meaningful way. We welcome your participation.

Please come to the next meeting!

Upcoming Group Events

There are currently no events scheduled. Please check back for updates.

Past Group Events

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    Being an Earth Steward: Learn the Most Current Ways to Compost and Recycle

    Sun April 16, 2023 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Presented by the Climate Action MZ Small Group.

    Begins with a brief program followed by opportunities to engage at four booths. Representatives from Ramsey County will be available to answer questions about their recycling program. There will also be information about recycling in Washington, Dakota, and Hennepin counties, and experts in electronics recycling and home composting. Learn about:

    • Recycling
    • Understanding plastic recycling
    • How to use less plastic
    • Composting
    • Electronics recycling

    Bring your small electronics to recycle on this day!

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    Climate Action Small Group Meeting

    Tue November 21, 2023 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Join us at this Zoom link!

    Tu BiSh’vat Community Seder and Potluck

    Wed January 24, 2024 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Tu BiSh’vat (named for the date, Sh’vat 15) is also called the New Year of the Trees. The seder ritual was created by the Mystics in Tzfat, and is modeled on the Passover seder. It is now widely celebrated to bring Jewish spirit to focus on our continuity with and responsibility to the natural world.

    Sponsored by the Climate Action Small Group and Tzedek Committee.

    Registration required by January 15th. Contact Siana Goodwin for more information.

    Climate Action Legislation and Advocacy in 2024

    Sun February 11, 2024 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Join the Tzedek Committee and Climate Action Group to hear from Juventino Meza of Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light. Juventino will give an overview of the legislative session and talk about climate action legislation to support. This is your opportunity to ask questions, find out how to stay informed, and flex your advocacy muscles.

    Please contact Siana Goodwin with any questions.

    Climate Action Resource Fair

    Sun April 7, 2024 at 9:15 am - 12:30 pm

    Text Study on Judaism and Ecology: 9:15-10:00 – What Does Jewish Tradition Say About Caring For The Earth?

    Fair: 10:00 – 12:30 

    Get plans for your pollinator garden; test your knowledge about the climate crisis; find new ways you can help mitigate climate change through Mount Zion’s carbon reduction challenge; enter the raffle for cool sustainability stuff! There will also be opportunities to learn about home composting, about replacing household plastics with sustainable products, and new categories of accepted recyclables,  AND MORE!

    Sponsored by Mount Zion’s Climate Action Group and Tzedek Committee with collaboration from the Beth Jacob Climate Committee.

Interested in joining this group? Contact the Group Leader.

Write to group leader Siana Goodwin to ask questions, get involved, join the group, suggest an event, or something else!


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