USCJ Launches 2024 Climate Action Plan in Partnership with Jewish Climate Leadership Coalition


In 2022, USCJ, along with 19 other major Jewish umbrella organizations, collectively launched the Jewish Climate Leadership Coalition. The Coalition aims to mobilize Jewish communities across North America to take climate action. To date, over 280 Jewish community organizations have joined the Coalition! 

Today, we are proud to share our 2024 Climate Action Plan, which both reflects on our successes and challenges in terms of achieving our 2023 climate priorities and articulates goals for the year ahead that will both broaden and deepen our climate work.

This Climate Action Plan release is a significant milestone, and our next step on an ongoing journey toward a resilient and livable future.

2023 Sustainability Highlights

  • USCJ recruited 42 congregations to join the Jewish Climate Leadership Coalition, each of whom committed to sustainability actions.
  • Provided information on government rebate opportunities for renewable energy to our membership base.
  • Hosted a sustainable Conservative/Masorti Convening, using biodegradable badges, electronic materials rather than paper, more plant-based meals, and reusable dishes/flatware rather than disposable.

2024 Sustainability Goal Highlights

  • Recruit 25 more congregations to join the Jewish Climate Leadership Coalition. (Sign up here)
  • Continue our partnership with Jewish Youth Climate Movement to co-facilitate USY programs.
  • Take action steps to reduce our carbon footprint through more sustainable food and travel choices.

Click here to read USCJ’s complete 2024 Climate Action Plan.

The global climate crisis is at a historic inflection point for our planet, our communities, and our people, and Jewish tradition compels us to respond. The Jewish Climate Leadership Coalition offers a robust structure, supporting organizations to develop their own climate action plan and take action in the years ahead. We invite and encourage you to join us as members of the Jewish Climate Leadership Coalition today.

Through the Jewish Climate Leadership Coalition, we are mobilizing a collective Jewish response to the climate crisis. We are proud to be founding Coalition signatories and look forward to partnering with Jewish community organizations across North America on taking meaningful, collective climate action.

Please join us and be part of the change.

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