FEN as a network of networks appreciates this report on a recent conference posted on his blog site by Ben-Zion Weiss.
Overall by focusing on the sacredness of the Earth, the conference was an affirmation of the Jewish Tradition, because the ancient Hebrew tribes considered the Earth as sacred. It was from the Earth that we humans were created through the Divine Breath of YHWH. When this name is spoken without any vowels it is the sound of the breath. When God created Adam, he showed him all the trees of the Garden of Eden and said to him: See my works, how lovely they are, how fine they are. All I have created, I created for you. Take care not to corrupt and destroy my universe, for if you destroy it, no one will come after you to put it right. (Ecclesiastes Rabbah 7) (from Faith Ecology Network website: http://www.arcworld.org/faiths.asp?pageID=81) The Jewish Perspective is rooted in the relationship between Adam and Adamah, as between Earth and earthling.
Read the full report.