We’re wishing you and yours a joyful, plant-powered Tu B’Shevat, Chag Sameach! חַג שָׂמֵחַ
Tu B’Shevat, the environmentally-focused Jewish holiday celebrating the new year of the trees, is the perfect time to start your plant-based journey or to inspire someone in your life to start theirs! It’s been argued that Tu B’Shevat is the most vegan of all Jewish holidays, because of the many connections to plant-based themes and concepts.
Here are some resources that connect Tu B’Shevat to plant based eating:
- Celebrating Tu B’Shevat as if Environmental Sustainability Matters by Richard H Schwartz, PhD
- Tu b’Shvat: Vegan Meals are an Ancient Tradition- by Amelia Saltsman
- A Vegan Charcuterie Board for Tu B’Shvat– by Michael Tanenbaum
- Lessons From Trees: a Tu B’Shevat Message by Richard H Schwartz, PhD
“Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree that has seed-yielding fruit — to you it shall be for food.”– Gen. 1:29
This Tu B’Shevat, we invite you to learn more about the impact our food has on the environment.
- Here is a compelling article about how going plant based can significantly help our climate crisis: Could going vegan help reduce greenhouse gas emissions?– by Ker Than
- We’ve put together info on some common foods that indicate how much:
- The land was used?
- Water was utilized?
- Greenhouse Gases were emitted?
Check out our Fridge Forward Food Labels:
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Join us by adopting a plant-based for one month starting February 6th, 2023. (Although, we hope you love it so much that you choose to do it for longer!)
- Sign on now, and share with others in your community!
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Emma Goldblatt | Program Manager