Tu B’Shvat Sustainable Resources

Tu B’Shvat is an ancient celebration of the new year for trees.

It has changed and evolved over twenty centuries, and has never been more vital or significant than it is today. We live in an era in which sustainable forestry is more widely practiced than ever before, yet deforestation is a powerful driver of climate change and loss of biodiversity. Trees play important roles in some of the most challenging environmental issues of our time, and the way we use them is important, even in ways you might not expect. For a simple example: saving paper does not just “save trees,” but also prevents burning fossil fuels in transportation and processing.

The resources below offer thoughts and ideas to help you celebrate Tu B’Shvat in your home or community. The texts, questions, activities, and suggestions can serve as guides for viewing Tu B’Shvat through fresh eyes and recontextualizing traditions.

Each year we compile a new Haggadah with wisdom and insights from Jewish tradition. The new Adamah Haggadah as well as legacy Hazon versions can be found here.

Additional Resources

Beyond the Four Worlds
Dig in


Baked Apples – Kid friendly
Stuffed Dates
The Ultimate Babka for Tu B’shvat