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Sustainability Program presented by Sara Safdie

January 16, 2022 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Sunday, January 16th, 2022, at noon, on Zoom

What is sustainability? Does it connect to climate change? Please join congregant Sara Safdie for this important presentation.

About this program:
How does farming, both of fruits and vegetables as well as raising animals, affect the health of the Earth and people? When many of us think of sustainability, we tend to think of recycling or biking instead of going someplace in our cars. But it’s way more than that, and there’s plenty we can do, individually, to ensure that the Earth will continue to sustain us in the future. This is especially relevant right before Tu B’Shevat, the holiday that is sometimes referred to as the Jewish Arbor Day. I hope I’ll be able to give you some ideas of what may seem like small things you can do but which will have a big impact on our environment.

Sara Safdie has been a college English professor and was the assistant director of the John Muir Writing Program at the University of California, San Diego. She holds both a B.A. and M.A. in English literature. Sara began making the environment and the sustainability of our food system the focus of all her classes. She saw first-hand the effects people have on their environment when she saw the devastation of acid rain on forests when she was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Czechoslovakia. The sight of what appeared to be burned-out forests made a lasting impression on her. She currently lives in SW Portland with her husband and cat; she also grows her own vegetables, in season, in their backyard.

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Meeting ID: 619 958 0469
Passcode: sisterhood

This program is a CNS Sisterhood Event


January 16, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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