Jewish leadership program talks environmental, sustainable action among Jewish community

By Jonathan Wang
The Michigan Daily
March 28, 2022

The Jewish Communal Leadership Program (JCLP) held a panel event Sunday highlighting environmentally-just and sustainable efforts among the Jewish community. The event included six speakers who shared their experiences as environmental activists in the Jewish community.

One of the speakers, Kristy Drutman, is a Jewish-Filipina environmental activist and founder of Brown Girl Green, a company focused on including the perspectives of people of Color in the climate change movement. Kaplan Drutman, another speaker at the event, is an organizing director and campaigner at MoveOn — a nonprofit organization focused on nonpartisan education and advocacy on important national issues –– and has worked with communities to shut down coal plants. Drutman has also worked to protect water as a public resource.

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