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.