Overconsumption: Implementation Plan
A PDF which outlines this year's NFTY Action Theme proposal.

ClearWater Initiative

ClearWater is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) dedicated to providing clean water to populations affected by natural or manmade humanitarian emergencies.

Do Something!

Find a volunteer opportunity, advocacy campaign, or project in your community!

Fair Trade USA

Fair Trade Certification empowers farmers and farm workers to lift themselves out of poverty by investing in their farms and communities, protecting the environment, and developing the business skills necessary to compete in the global marketplace.

Individual Project

NFTYites can give up bottled water, wash their laundry in cold water, switch to CFLs, and carpool. By aligning with local organizations like Bridging the Gap in Kansas City, we can commit to these routine changes and revamp our environmental status.

Mother Earth News

Learn about recycling and family farms from this bi-monthly American magazine.

Ozone Depletion

US Environmental Protection agency's overview of ozone issues.


Work with the Corporation for National and Community Service to meet the growing social needs resulting from the economic downturn.

Speak Truth to Power: A Guide for Congregations Taking Policy Initiatives

Concerned about how and when your synagogue should engage in advocacy on social justice issues? Speak Truth to Power: A Guide for Congregations Taking Public Policy Positions is a hands-on guide that provides step-by-step advice about how to develop a process for taking policy positions and how to adopt and implement such positions.

Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable Table celebrates local sustainable food, educates consumers on food-related issues and works to build community through food.

Local Harvest

Visit a farm in your local community.

Wood Consumption

People in industrialized countries comprise only about 20 percent of the global population, yet they consume 81 percent of the world’s paper and 76 percent of its timber. Learn more about our wood consumption.

World Water Council

The World Water Council was established in 1996 in response to increasing concern from the global community about world water issues.

Religious Action Center Blog on NFTY Action Theme

NFTY SAVP Molly Goldberg writes about the NFTY Action Theme and plans for implementation.

Big Green Jewish

The online meeting place between environmental and Jewish ethics. It seeks to educate about climate change.

Clean Energy

The US Environmental Protection Agency Clean Energy Programs are working with state policy makers, electric and gas utilities, energy customers, and other key stakeholders to implement clean energy policy and technology solutions.

Meatless Monday

A non-profit initiative, in association with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, to help reduce meat consumption 15% in order to improve personal health and the health of our planet.

Religous Action Center on Climate Change

The Religious Action Center provides the Jewish perspective on climate change.

The National Religious Partnership for the Environment

The National Religious Partnership for the Environment is an association of independent faith groups across a broad spectrum: the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the National Council of Churches U.S.A., the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life, and the Evangelical Environmental Network.

Water Footprint

The water footprint is an indicator of water use that looks at both direct and indirect water use of a consumer or producer.