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Hazon Seal Spotlight: Celebrating Our Participating Sites

Happy Earth Day! We want to celebrate by honoring the institutions that were awarded the Hazon Seal of Sustainability in 2018. Read on to learn about some of the awesome projects they have implemented this past year. Every organization is at a different place in their sustainability journey, and we encourage you to check out the list to get inspired by these Hazon Seal Sites!

Adat Shalom Synagogue

 

Ramah in the Rockies (Denver, CO)- Composting and education, Organic and fair trade beverages, Farm-to-table foods

Congregation Nevei Kodesh (Boulder, CO)- 50% energy reduction via LED lights, boiler upgrade, automatic switches & plugging of leaks, Bike-to-shul event & bike racks installation, Vegetable gardens

Hillel at Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO)- Bike workshops, donation and rack installation, Insulation changes, Cloth napkins for all Shabbat meals, saving 2k paper napkins yearly

Edlavitch DCJCC (Washington, DC)- Gardening program, Signage, Sustainability presentations

Edlavitch DCJCC

 

Temple Solel (Hollywood, FL)- Plastic-free events, Energy saving programs, King Tide event, Vegetarian Potluck for Parshat Noah, Sustainability education and events

UChicago Hillel (Chicago, IL)- Composting, Community Education, Food donation, Green Shabbats

Jewish Community of Louisville (Louisville, KY)- Recycling and Composting, Healthy snacks, Styrofoam reduction

JCC of Louisville

 

Pearlstone Center (Reisterstown, MI)- Fitwel certification and numerous health initiatives implemented, Advocacy programs including meeting with elected officials, Food initiatives including composting and farm-to-table foods

Adat Shalom Synagogue (Farmington Hills, MI)- LED lighting, recycling

Congregation Shaarey Zedek (Southfield, MI)- Planted new garden, Green Shabbat, Composting

Congregation Shir Tikvah (Troy, MI)- Composting, Natural soaps, Higher-welfare meat, Food donation

Hillel Day School (Farmington Hills, MI)- Bioswale implementation, Trails upgraded, Higher-welfare beef meat

Tamarack Camps (Ortonville, MI)- Pollinator garden implemented, Composting at their Farm

Congregation B’nai Moshe (West Bloomfield Township, MI)- Reusable serverware, Composting, LED lighting

Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue (Detroit, MI)- Green Safe Products, Recycling

Jewish Ferndale (Ferndale, MI)- Reusable cookware, Higher-welfare eggs, Garden maintenance

Temple Beth El (Bloomfield Hills, MI)- Recycling, Green Shabbat, Reusable serverware

Kibbutz Detropia (Detroit, MI)- Solar Irrigation, Natural heating, Signage

Detroit Jews for Justice (Detroit, MI)- Local food and composting/recycling at events, Greening guidelines written

Repair the World: Detroit (Detroit, MI)- Composting, Greening Building initiative

Temple Kol Ami (West Bloomfield Township, MI)- Bioswale implementation, Wildflowers planted

Ben Porat Yosef (Paramus, NJ)- Food from garden donated, Green-themed walkathon, Composting, Upcycled Menorah Installation

Ben Porat Yosef

 

B’nai Jeshurun (New York, NY)- Environmental Advocates Group, Green Wall, Additional energy audits

Hannah Senesh Community Day School (Brooklyn, NY)- Composting and Education, Signage, Food Garden and farm-to-table foods

Hebrew Institute of Riverdale (Riverdale, NY)- Plastic Purge Challenge, Greening your Simcha Guide, Environmental Fair and Clothing drive

Joyce and Irving Goldman Family Foundation (New York, NY)- Eco-friendly air fresheners, soaps and cleaning supplies, No single-use plastic bottle rule, Reusable serverware, Composting research

Town and Village Synagogue (New York, NY)- Composting, Community Education, Vegetarian options

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (New York, NY)- Composting and Recycling, Green fair, Eco-Friendly events

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

 

Hadar Institute (New York, NY)- Composting and Recycling, Compostable serverware, Food donation, Responsible food sourcing

SAR Academy (Bronx, NY)- Garden Expansion, Composting, No idling Campaign Implemented

Congregation Ohav Shalom (Albany, NY)- Energy-efficient window installations, Composting, Signage, Reusable/Compostable/Recyclable Serverware, Zero-waste Kiddish with fair-trade beverages and locally sourced, organic dishes

Hillel Community Day School (Rochester, NY)- Rain Barrel installation, Dishwasher and reusable serverware purchased to replace plastic and styrofoam, Vegetable garden planting and food donation, Composting and Vermiculture, Bottle drive

Congregation Kol Ami (Elkins Park, PA)- Beekeeping Initiative, Environmental education, Mitzvah Group Sustainability projects, Various programs including food shares and movie showings

Allegheny College Hillel (Meadville, PA)- Garden planting, Reusable dishes to replace paper, Composting, Food Policy written, plant-based food options

Temple Beth Hatfiloh (Olympia, WA)- Saving energy via LED lighting conversion and thermostat reprogramming, Signage, Using reusables, Green Team updates in newsletters.

Congregation Ohev Shalom (Wallingford, PA)- LED lighting upgrade, Vegetable Shabbat Potluck, Vegetable Fermentation Workshop, Food Waste Panel.