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Case Studies & Spotlights

How Did They Do It? Stories of Successful Greening

Greening is a process of constant learning and growth. The rewards can be immense – saving money, helping the climate, and energizing your community. But the task can seem daunting.

Thankfully, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Staff, volunteers, and activists at Jewish organizations have already put countless successful greening projects into place. We invite you to learn from these organizations’ experiences as you green your own institution.

 

Case Studies

In each of the four case studies, we explore a particular greening project and present relevant resources, education ideas, and Jewish values. You can also view a list of other projects undertaken across the Hazon Seal of Sustainability network.

 

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Sustainable Kiddush

Reducing Waste at Kane Street Synagogue

 
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Paper Reduction

Saving Paper at the JCC of Staten Island

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Environmental Education

Building a Nature Classroom at Mid-Island Y JCC

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Solar Energy

Installing Solar Panels at Greenburgh Hebrew Center

Hazon Seal Spotlights

Explore our Hazon Seal Spotlights to learn about the different initiatives stewarded by our different participating sites, from shuls to schools. Read about their journeys towards a healthier and more sustainable community and get inspired!

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