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Sources and digest about recycling “light” shaimos (e.g. newspaper divrei Torah)

Star-K advises on “shaimos”: NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES AND TAPES Newspapers and magazines which contain secular information should not be put into shaimos as they degrade the real shaimos ...
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Environmentally friendly tithe disposal

Being born in the galut, I'm not well acquainted with the laws of tithing. However, I'll need to spend some time in Israel, therefore I started to read about it. As OU's guide says, one should wrap ...
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Could the world be destroyed due to environmental causes?

Some Environmentalists claim that our irresponsibility may/will result in, eventually, the destruction of life as we know it, due to global flooding and superstorms, or any other number of doomsday ...
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Should Jews be environmentalists? [duplicate]

Do we have a religious obligation to take care of the environment, and if so how far does it extend? Should I spend money to decrease my carbon footprint?
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Is Earth a gift from Hakadosh Baruch Hu?

I have always been confused by the entrustment of the earth to Adam. Is the earth a gift, or do we merely have stewardship? Do any rabbbanim state an opinion, particularly whether any Acharonim weigh ...
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Torah view on conservation and recycling

It may seem obvious that we should 'look after' the world that Hashem gives us but is it considered a mitzvah to involve oneself in nature conservation and/or recycling?
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driving non-hybrid cars

Is it assur (forbidden) to drive a non-hybrid vehicle if you can afford a hybrid vehicle?