Looking for something unique this Passover to engage your family or community with the holiday and make it relevant in today’s world? The nonprofit Reboot’s latest project, Plastover adds contemporary and meaningful action to the holiday.
Every Passover, Jews around the world give up leavened bread – hametz. This sacrifice is designed to recall our ancestors’ journey from slavery in Egypt to freedom. But this year, the Reboot is asking the Jewish community to make another kind of sacrifice – choosing to mindfully free themselves from the plague of plastic waste by committing to eliminate the use of single-use plastic for the eight days of Passover.
Plastic has many important uses, but our over-reliance on it has had disastrous consequences for our health and the health of our planet. In particular, single-use plastics offer convenience at a devastating cost, contributing to climate change, polluting our land and water, and harming wildlife. Reducing plastic use is a moral responsibility as well as a practical necessity. Passover is an opportunity to spark a sustained climate intervention because as the story teaches us, an Exodus of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Find out more about Plastover here and download the digital toolkit with a brand new 10 Plagues of Plastic. In case you missed it, you can watch the Plastover session from the Big Bold Jewish Climate Fest here.
Reboot is an arts and culture nonprofit that reimagines and reinforces Jewish thought and traditions. As a premier R&D platform for the Jewish world, Reboot catalyzes its network of preeminent creators, artists, entrepreneurs and activists to produce experiences and products that evolve the Jewish conversation and transform society. Find out more at rebooters.net.