Novel Approaches to the Study of Faith-Based Environmentalism

When and Where

Tuesday, October 03, 2023 11:00 am to 12:15 pm
17th floor seminar room Room 17018
Hydro building
700 University Ave and Zoom


Tanhum Yoreh


This is a hybrid event.
Meeting ID: 828 8998 5967; Passcode: 407090

In this talk I will present my past, ongoing, and future research. Specifically, I will discuss past research on consumption in ultra-Orthodox communities, and my use of tradition histories in research on wastefulness.  I will present my current SSHRC funded research on environmental action in places of worship in the Greater Toronto Area and the United States, community partnership work on environmentalism in Orthodox communities, and research into typologies of Jewish environmentalism. 

Looking forward, I will discuss planned research on religio-legal environmental decision-making, applying tradition histories to new concepts and traditions, and expanding the Green Faith Database to other cities across Canada. 

Tanhum Yoreh is an Associate Professor at University of Toronto’s School of the Environment. He researches faith-based environmentalism, and is the author of the award-winning book, Waste Not: A Jewish Environmental Ethic.


Contact Information


700 University Ave and Zoom