Are we making progress toward tikkun olam (healing the earth), or aren’t we? And if we are, how do we know?
Those questions struck Seattle photographer Yoram Benet last year, when he took the Sierra Club’s pledge to reduce his CO2 output by 2% in 2008, and realized he had no way to tell whether he was accomplishing the goal or not.
As social justice chair of the Kavana Cooperative, he met community activist Rabbi Zari Weiss, who was looking for good ways to engage the Jewish community in carbon reduction. They hatched the Jewish Climate Challenge.
The two cornerstones of the effort are: