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Sustainability

Hazon in Detroit is proud to be a part of a national campaign to green Jewish organizations through the Hazon Seal of Sustainability. The Hazon Seal provides guidance and support to advance sustainability-related education, action, and advocacy in the Jewish community. Participating institutions receive:

  • A roadmap to healthier food, less waste, meaningful JOFEE education, a lower carbon footprint, and more
  • A rich resource for knowledge and ideas
  • A network of Jewish and other faith-based organizations committed to sustainability, learning with and from one another
  • An annual certification to celebrate success and highlighting the progress of leaders in the field of sustainability
  • A channel to ignite and engage your community!

Although the Seal of Sustainability is run on a national scale, Hazon Detroit has dedicated staff on the ground that are able to build strong relationships and help our Sites accomplish all of their project goals. In our first year piloting the program we had 6 Seal Sites. Today, 3 years later we have 16 Sites on board and are still growing!

See below for the many accomplishments that have been completed among our Sites so far!

  • Adat Shalom Synagogue – Lighting and recycling policies, garden education
  • Congregation B’nai Moshe –  Greener kiddush, recycling, and compost practices
  • Congregation Shaarey Zedek – Installed wildflower garden, composting  
  • Congregation Shir Tikvah – Updated sensory path, incorporated higher welfare meat into meals, composting
  • Detroit Jews for Justice – Created greening guideline for events, composting
  • Hillel Day School – Outdoor forest classroom, switched to higher welfare meat
  • Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue – Recycling policies, switched to higher welfare eggs
  • Jewish Ferndale – Switched to higher welfare eggs
  • Kibbutz Detropia – Solar-powered watering system for garden
  • Tamarack Camps – Farm/garden development
  • Temple Beth El – Lighting and recycling policies, garden education
  • Temple Kol Ami – Bioswales and wildflower garden
  • Repair the World Detroit- Greening building practices, composting

Please welcome our new 2019 sites:

  • Jewish Family Service
  • Farber Hebrew Day School – Yeshivat Akiva
  • Young Israel of Southfield

To learn more about joining the Seal of Sustainability here in Metro Detroit email hannah.fine@hazon.org