StopGlobalWarming.org

There is no more important cause than the call to action to save our planet. This is a movement about change, as individuals, as a country, and as a global community. We are all contributors to global warming and we all need to be part of the solution. Join the 562,638 supporters of the Stop Global Warming Virtual March, and become part of the movement to demand solutions to global warming now.

The Stop Global Warming Virtual March is a non-political effort bringing Americans together to declare that global warming is here now and it’s time to act.

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Rabbi David Saperstein

Today, as we survey polluted rivers, contaminated land, and unbreatheable air, we find ourselves enslaved by our own actions in a world that will not be indefinitely inhabitable. As global warming continues to take its toll on the earth we see changing ecosystems, the number of endangered species increase, our water sources dry up, increasing public health crises, and receding coastlines. We must be aware of the fragility of our environment and the interconnectedness of humanity's well-being with the earth's. As Jews, we have a responsibility to protect and sustain God's creation: the earth and its resources.

According to rabbinical commentary, upon presenting the wonder of creation to Adam, God said: "See my works, how fine and excellent they are! Now all that I created, for you I created. Think upon this, and do not corrupt and desolate my world; for if you corrupt it, there is no one to set it right after you." (Ecclesiastes Rabbah 7:28) We do well to heed these words today.

By marching we at once rejoice in God's creation and rise up to fulfill the commandment: l'ovdah, u'l'shomrah, to serve, to till, to guard, to tend (Genesis 2:15).