Environmentalism is not in its core a Jewish movement, and we make no attempt to steal its thunder or appropriate its successes as our own. In presenting a class on the Jewish view of environmentalism, we have a much more modest agenda. First, this class comes to debunk the myth that Judaism is against environmentalism. Second, we will see that Jewish teachings and Jewish law have promoted a certain kind of environmental awareness, an antipathy for the wasting of natural resources, a sensitivity to the treatment of animals, and concern for the wellbeing of public space. Overall, the Jewish sources articulate a philosophically well-grounded environmental ethic.