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David Krantz

David Krantz

IGERT Solar Utilization Network Fellow, School of Sustainability

krantz@asu.edu

School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502

Titles

  • PhD Student, Sustainability, School of Sustainability
  • IGERT Solar Utilization Network Fellow, School of Sustainability

Biography

David Krantz is a National Science Foundation IGERT Fellow and a Wrigley Fellow researching solar-energy policy and faith-based environmentalism.

He also runs the environmental nonprofit, Aytzim: Ecological Judaism, parent organization of Jewcology.org, the Green Zionist Alliance, EcoJews of the Bay, and Shomrei Breishit: Rabbis and Cantors for the Earth. He serves on the board of directors of Interfaith Moral Action on Climate; on the board of directors of Arizona Interfaith Power & Light; on the founding team of Interfaith Oceans; and on the board of directors of the American Zionist Movement. He previously served as a leadership fellow at the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life and as a global-justice fellow at American Jewish World Service.

Teaching Assistant Experience

  • Journalism 324 - News Reporting and Writing - Rutgers University
  • Journalism 278 - Mass Media and Government in American Society - Rutgers University
  • History 98 - Directed Group Study - University of California-Berkeley
  • Sustainability 311 - Future Thinking and Strategies - Arizona State University
  • Sustainability 321 - Policy and Governance in Sustainable Systems - Arizona State University

Projects

Spoken Languages:
Hebrew (working proficiency); Spanish (working proficiency)

Education

  • MA, Judaic Studies, New York University
  • MPA, Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy, Specializing in Public-Policy Analysis with a Focus on Environmental and Food Policy, New York University
  • MJ, Journalism, University of California-Berkeley
  • BA, Hebraic Studies, Rutgers University
  • BA, Journalism and Mass Media, Rutgers University

Expertise

External Links

Journal Articles

2018

Krantz, D. 2018. Solar sacrifice: How an Arizona church lost money by going solar -- and solutions for when energy incentives fail to serve the needs of nonprofits. Case Studies in the Environment DOI: 10.1525/cse.2017.000646. (link )

2016

Krantz, D. 2016. Shmita revolution: The reclamation and reinvention of the sabbatical year. Religions 7(8):100. DOI: 10.3390/rel7080100. (link )

Books

2014

Krantz, D. ed. 2014. Jewish Energy Guide. Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life and the Green Zionist Alliance. (link )

Book Chapters

2018

Krantz, D. 2018. The month for climate action. In: Allen, K. Z. ed., Earth Etudes for Elul: Spiritual Reflections for the Season. Strong Voices Publishing. ISBN: 978-0990536161.

2014

Krantz, D. 2014. A green future for Israel. Pp. 35-39 In: Krantz, D. ed., Jewish Energy Guide. Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life and the Green Zionist Alliance. New York, NY. (link )

Krantz, D. 2014. Green your conference. Pp. 57 In: Krantz, D. ed., Jewish Energy Guide. Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life and the Green Zionist Alliance. New York, NY. (link )

Krantz, D. 2014. Green your home. Pp. 50 In: Krantz, D. ed., Jewish Energy Guide. Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life and the Green Zionist Alliance. New York, NY. (link )

Krantz, D. 2014. The next jubilee. Pp. 100 In: Krantz, D. ed., Jewish Energy Guide. Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life and the Green Zionist Alliance. New York, NY. (link )

Posters

2016

Krantz, D. 2016. The communal impact when religious congregations go solar. Poster presented at the Fifth Annual Student Conference on Renewable Energy Science, Technology, and Policy, 15-16 September 2016, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ.

Krantz, D. 2016. The communal impact when religious congregations go solar. Poster presented at the Closing the Carbon Cycle, 28-30 September 2016, Center for Negative Carbon Emissions, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineeirng, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Presentations

2018

Krantz, D. 2018. Is fracking kosher? The Jewish response to a transforming energy system. Presentation at the Fourth Energy and Society Conference: Energy Transitions in a Divided World, September 2018, Exeter, England.

Krantz, D. 2018. Is fracking kosher? The Jewish response to hydraulic fracturing.. Presentation at the Petrocultures Conference 2018, August 2018, Glasgow, Scotland.

Krantz, D. 2018. Is fracking kosher? The role of climate change in the Jewish response to the unconventional extraction of fossil fuels. Presentation at the Tenth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses, April 2018, Berkeley, CA.

Krantz, D. 2018. Mapping the growth of the Jewish-environmental movement. Presentation at the Limmud Arizona, February 2018, Tempe, AZ.

Krantz, D. 2018. Solar on the House of God: A review of the confluence of solar energy and religious congregations in America. Presentation at the Fourth Energy and Society Conference: Energy Transitions in a Divided World, September 2018, Exeter, England.

Krantz, D. 2018. The origin of aytzim (trees). Presentation at the Temple Emanuel, February 2018, Tempe, AZ.

Krantz, D. 2018. The practice of Sabbath and Sabbatical: Lessons from Jewish cycles of rest. Presentation at the Arizona Interfaith Power & Light, February 2018, Tempe, AZ.

2017

Krantz, D. 2017. Environmental issues in Israel. Presentation at the Third Annual Barbara Siegel Memorial Israel Program, April 2017, Fort Washington, PA.

Krantz, D. 2017. First fruits: Ki Tavo and the covenant of earthly partnership. Presentation at the Webinar hosted by the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, September 2017,

Krantz, D. 2017. Judaism and the sea: A religious ethic. Presentation at the Interfaith Oceans, July 2017, Waialua, HI.

Krantz, D. 2017. Love in the time of climate change: Tu B'Av and the nature of earthly partnership. Presentation at the FED, August 2017, New York, NY.

Krantz, D. 2017. Powering the Promised Land: Fracking and energy use in Israel. Presentation at the Limmud Arizona, February 2017, Tempe, AZ.

Krantz, D. 2017. Shmita justice: The embodied sustainability values of Shmita ethics and practice in Judaism. Presentation at the Fifth International Conference on Ecological Theology and Environmental Ethics, October 2017, Kolympari, Greece.

Krantz, D. 2017. Shmita revival: The reconsideration and expansion of sacred land. Presentation at the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture 2017 Conference, April 2017, New York, NY.

Krantz, D. 2017. Spiritual pause. Presentation at the Compassionate Simplicity Initiative Convening, November 2017, Bonn, Germany.

Krantz, D. 2017. When energy incentives fail: A case study. Presentation at the QESST October Research Forum, October 2017, Tempe, AZ.

Krantz, D. 2017. When energy incentives fail: A case study. Presentation at the Sixth Annual Student Conference on Renewable Energy Science, Technology and Policy, October 2017, Tempe, AZ.

Krantz, D., M. Lorie, M. Niculescu, E. Shifman and B. Shulman. 2017. Innovation & inspiration: A panel of Fellow-led initiatives. Presentation at the 29th International Nahum Goldmann Fellowship, June 2017, Ohalo Manor, Israel.

Krantz, D. and Y. Neril. 2017. Catalyzing climate activism and promoting Jewish ecology. Presentation at the Collaboratory, March 2017, Atlanta, GA.

2016

Krantz, D. 2016. Jewish environmentalism. Presentation at the Religion and Ecology class, October 2016, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe.

Krantz, D. 2016. The state of the Jewish-environmental movement. Presentation at the Religion and Environment class, March 2016, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University.

Krantz, D. 2016. Water wars: Israeli water usage, peace and conflict. Presentation at the Limmud Arizona, January 2016, Tempe, AZ.

2015

Krantz, D. 2015. Affecting change and social and economic justice through Zionism. Presentation at the Dual-Degree Professional Day of the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, February 2015, New York University, New York, NY.

Krantz, D. 2015. Passover and the freedom to vote. Presentation at the Congregation Ahavas Israel, April 2015, Brooklyn, NY.

2014

Krantz, D. 2014. Green politics and environmental action in Israel. Presentation at the Student Philanthropy meeting of Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, November 2014, South San Francisco, CA.

Krantz, D. 2014. Powering the Promised Land: Fracking and energy use in Israel. Presentation at the Teva Seminar on Jewish Outdoor, Food and Environmental Education, June 2014, Falls Village, CT.

Krantz, D. 2014. Water wars: Israeli water usage, peace and conflict. Presentation at the Dia Limud Mexico, November 2014, Mexico City, Mexico.

Krantz, D. 2014. Why we march. Presentation at the Stony Point Center's People's Climate March Community Breakfast, September 2014, Stony Point, NY.

Krantz, D. and N. Slovin. 2014. Ancient breadmaking. Presentation at the Teva Seminar on Jewish Outdoor, Food and Environmental Education, June 2014, Falls Village, CT.

2013

Carr, G., J. Haaheim, T. Khan and D. Krantz. 2013. Jewish environmental values. Presentation at the Interreligious Eco-Justice Network, April 2013, Middletown, CT.

Krantz, D. 2013. Powering the Promised Land: Fracking and energy use in Israel. Presentation at the Le Mood, November 2013, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Krantz, D. 2013. Water wars: Israeli water usage, peace and conflict. Presentation at the Le Mood, November 2013, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Krantz, D. and G. Marks. 2013. Beyond hummus: Foodways in the Promised Land. Presentation at the Hazon Food Conference, December, Falls Village, CT.

2012

Belasco, J., D. Krantz and D. Seidenberg. 2012. Green Hevra: Strategic collaboration across U.S.-based Jewish environmental organizations. Presentation at the Siach: An Environmental and Social Justice Conversation, June 2012, Ohalo Manor, Israel.

Krantz, D. 2012. Beyond talk: How you can protect Israel's environment. Presentation at the Limmud UK, December 2012, Coventry, England, United Kingdom.

Krantz, D. 2012. Beyond talk: How you can protect Israel's environment. Presentation at the Le Mood, October 2012, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Krantz, D. 2012. Israeli green technologies. Presentation at the Israel Encounters College Retreat, Hillel of Greater Philadelphia, February 2012, Bryn Mawr, PA.

Krantz, D. 2012. Powering the Promised Land: Fracking and energy use in Israel. Presentation at the Limmud UK, December 2012, Coventry, England, United Kingdom.

Krantz, D. 2012. Powering the Promised Land: Fracking and energy use in Israel. Presentation at the Le Mood, October 2012, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Krantz, D. 2012. Water wars: Israeli water usage, peace and conflict. Presentation at the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, July 2012, Falls Village, CT.

Krantz, D., J. Lane, J. Manela, E. Marzouk and N. Passow. 2012. How to transform your community through Jewish environmentalism. Presentation at the Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly, November 2012, Baltimore, MD.

2011

Krantz, D. 2011. Green Zionism: Exploring Israel's environmental legacy. Presentation at the University of Kansas Hillel, February 2011, Lawrence, KS.

Krantz, D. 2011. How the Diaspora can green Israel. Presentation at the Sefwi Wiawso Community Synagogue, June 2011, Sefwi Wiawso, Ghana.

Krantz, D. 2011. Israeli green technologies. Presentation at the Annual Midwest Russian Shabbaton of Hillels Around Chicago, February 2011, Muwonago, WI.

2010

Blain, D., D. Krantz, J. Manela and S. Sanchez. 2010. We do: Jewish values and the environment. Presentation at the International Lion of Judah Conference, Jewish Federations of North America, November 2010, New Orleans, LA.

Krantz, D. 2010. A call to action: Developing a plan for how we can make a difference. Presentation at the Green Israel Summit 4: Green Renewal Shabbat, October 2010, Putnam Valley, NY.

Krantz, D. 2010. Green Zionism: Exploring Israel's environmental legacy. Presentation at the Yeshiva University's Stern College for Women, September 2010, New York, NY.

Reports

2016

Al Rasabi, O., H. Archer, T. A. Azizi, E. Bondank, R. Caccavale, N. R. Chepyala, D. Eisenberg, M. Elzomor, B. Gorman, Y. Kim, M. Klaas, S. Koride, D. Krantz, C. Langlois, A. Mishra, C. Musili, V. Muvva, C. Nassar, U. Parikh, C. Quintans, R. Santiago, K. Schattnik, K. Shah, A. Shinn, S. Sifferman, A. Slaymaker, P. Soneji, L. Taege, C. Thomas, D. Velez, K. Wang and X. Zhang. 2016. Safe-to-Fail Adaptation Strategies for Phoenix-Area Roadways Under Increasing Precipitation. Arizona State University. ASU - SSEBE - CESEM - 2016 - CPR - 001. (link )

2012

Afshar, Z., P. Chea, D. Krantz and S. Silao. 2012. The Arab-American Community Survey: Findings from a Neighborhood Needs Assessment in Southwest Brooklyn. Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University and the Arab American Association of New York.

Awardee, Building Abrahamic Partnerships Scholarship, Hartford Seminary

Selectee, Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy, University of Illinois-Chicago

Awardee, Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Phi Kappa Phi, Arizona State University

Steinberg Fellow, New York University:

Selectee, Muslim Jewish Conference

Awardee, Hannah Engle Memorial Travel Fund

Selectee, Clinton Global Initiative University

Awardee, Great Students Graduate Scholarship, Jewish Studies Institute, Arizona State University

Selectee, Schusterman Foundation ROI Summit of 120 of the world's leading Jewish innovators

Selectee, Environmental Stewardship for Religious Leaders, Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment

Selectee, Israeli Presidential Conference