Youth group to off­set Is­rael flight emis­sions

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY LIFE - JC RE­PORTER

LIB­ERAL YOUTH move­ment LJYNet­zer is ad­vanc­ing its green cre­den­tials by ask­ing mem­bers to off­set car­bon emis­sions on over­seas trips by plant­ing trees in Is­rael.

In part­ner­ship with JNF, LJY-Net­zer on Tues­day launched Fly Green as part of its on­go­ing com­mit­ment to tikkun olam (re­pair­ing the world).

Move­ment di­rec­tor Vic­tor Kauf­man com­mented: “We are de­lighted to have 40 peo­ple com­ing on our Is­rael tour this year, but each ef­fec­tively cre­ates 1.94 tonnes of CO2 emis­sions. Through LJY-Net­zer Fly Green, we are ask­ing par­tic­i­pants to pay £29.10, which will go to­wards plant­ing five trees in Is­rael to off­set th­ese harm­ful emis­sions”. The trees will be planted in Neot Smadar in the Negev.

The move­ment’s eth­i­cal com­mit­ment ex­tends to re­cy­cling waste from its events and buy­ing Fair Trade prod­ucts.

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