Tikkun Olam (“repairing the world’) is an important tenet in Judaism — and that includes with regard to environmental degradation and sustainable growth. All streams of the Jewish religion are concerned about ecology. Here we present one Torah-centered view from Aish HaTorah (“Fire of the Torah”), an Orthodox educational organization and yeshiva. See the article linked below.
Quote: “A factor of considerably greater importance is the average individual consumption, which is increasing at a much faster rate than that of population, as indicated by the following figures: In the course of 30 years, the world’s population doubled, while energy consumption per capita increased eightfold in this period. We may add to this the fact that in North America and Western Europe, ten percent of the population consumes 50% of the world’s energy.”
Sources: Wikipedia, Aish.com
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