This year we invite our members to be engaged with the mitzvah of Bal Tashchit – preserving the environment.
Our shul is making a conscious effort to protect the environment. Here are some of the practices that we have taken:
o Recycle the majority of paper used in the office
o Use double-sided photocopies wherever possible
o Request other organizations sending us material to send only as much as will be used
o Use our website to share information about synagogue happenings and limit our paper communication
o Send weekly eblasts about upcoming events
o Reduce watering at the cemetery
This year, we invite and challenge each of our members to choose one or more ways that you can personally make a difference to protecting the environment. Some suggestions:
o Drive less (take a bike or public transit)
o Reduce air travel
o Give your home an energy efficiency check-up
o Use water saving devices while showering
o Buy reusable items that replace disposable items
o Avoid using plastics and packaging
o Recycle – as much as you can!
o Master the art of composting
o Choose household cleaning products that avoid chemicals/toxins
o Buy healthy, sustainably grown food
o Buy local products wherever possible
Each one of us can make a difference. Together we can make a big difference.