Friday, January 25, 2013

Tu B'Shvat: Jewish Arbor Day

If the earth does grow inhospitable toward human presence, it is primarily because we have lost our sense of courtesy toward the earth and its inhabitants.
Thomas Berry, Catholic ecotheologian  (like that term?)

In honor of Tu B'Shevat RealSchool Religious Identity and Health and Environment teams bring you some favorite thoughts, clips and a great Tu B'Shevat salad by Tori Avey.

To start, here's Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks on Judaism's eco-friendly legislation:

Enjoy this clip, which we showed on Food Day, about returning to a more simple way of farming and eating:

If you weren't convinced to eat healthier by the Back to the Start video, maybe you need something scarier:

Now that we have your attention about making some changes to your diet, you can start by making and enjoying the following recipe:

Recipe for a Tu B'Shevat salad by Tori Avey, but don't forget to use a healthy mayonnaise, such as Spectrum Light Canola Mayo.

Click on the link to go to the recipe: Tu B'Shevat Salad

Stay tuned during the Spring Semester for RealSchool's Green Recipes. The Health and Environment team is busy compiling them. Feel free to send us your favorite green and healthy recipes at!