This Hanukkah, join Jews around North America in 8 simple actions to help conserve energy, slow global climate change, and save you money! Day 1: Let there be sustainable light. Change one regular bulb in your home to a CFL (Compact Fluorescent Light). It is estimated that about three light bulbs burn five or more hours a day in the average US home. If those three bulbs were replaced with compact fluorescents in every home, it wou... read more.
NTRODUCTORY INFORMATION ON GREENING SYNAGOGUES 1. BUILDINGS Get Energy Star programmable thermostats, divided by zones, so you’re not heating or cooling the building beyond what’s necessary. Cutting back on the heat or A/C by just 1 degree saves an average of 3% on your utility bill -- and on your greenhouse emissions. 2. GROUNDS Plant native species around your building, which provide much-needed habitat for local... read more.
By Shimshon Stüart Siegel View a Printable Version | View a Source Sheet The Torah portion Tetzaveh continues the instructions for the building of the Mishkan, or Sanctuary,... read more.
http://www.jewishfreecycle.com/index.html http://www.jewishfreecycle.com/green-video.html Shalom. This is exciting. We invite you to join our awesome "Green" family! Simple & Fun: Join ... read more.
This is an article I wrote that was supposed to be published in the Observer, the newspaper of Stern College for Women of Yeshiva University. Some of the links might be outdated, as I wrote this several years ago when I was a student at Stern and the founder and president of the Environmental Club. For whatever reason the editors of the newspaper chose not to publish it, but I am pleased to offer it to all here. read more.
Looking to organize a community Tu b’Shevat Seder? Canfei Nesharim has the resources for you! Note: These haggadot are meant to be printed double-sided on legal recycled paper, and folded twice. (They can also be "scaled" in your printer to letter size, but the text will be a bit small.) For more Tu B'Shevat Seder resouces including additional haggadot, please visit the Plan a Tu B'S... read more.
Waste Minimization, Bal Tashchit and Beyond By: Risa Alyson Strauss Kavanah Organic Community Teaching Garden, Program Coordinator Waste Minimization Canadians produce more than 31 million tons of waste annually – that’s 2.7 kilograms per person per day! Over 75% of that waste is sent to landfills where it collects and slowly breaks down, producing greenhouse gases such as methane and carbon dioxide, and leec... read more.
The Trees Sang with Joy: Action Suggestions The actions suggestions below follow on from Jonathan Neril's article: The Trees Sang with Joy. Using Wood Toward a Higher Goal Here are some suggestions for using our wood resources responsibly: · Commit to being in nature one day a month, and for ten minutes of that day, try to listen to the song of the trees..... read more.
Below are two example of Jewish themed posters for hanging around a Jewish Day School to encourage reduction in waste production and energy use. These posters are specific to the Ontario Canada Eco-schools program, but can be used as models for other posters, stickers, etc. read more.
Goal:To learn Jewish values of responsibility and necessity of action Duration:15 minutes Audience: All Ages Procedure: 1) Tell the Nachson Story: When it came time to cross the Red Sea, Moses and the Jews approached the edge and nothing happened, no miracle. Moses put his staff in the water and still nothing happened. The people started the panic, the Egyptians were coming and there was no ... read more.