A warm welcome and mazal tov to the Fall 2017 Seal of Sustainability Cohort! We are excited that these 10 new sites – from the east coast, west coast, and in between – are joining the Seal Network on a journey toward sustainability! As part of the Seal of Sustainability, sites will proverbially, and in some cases literally, plant the seeds that will flourish into the institutions’ green visions. Each site leader will form a Green Team that will serve as the organization’s roots to support the three branches – or greening projects – that will be implemented over the course of the certification process.
Whether they decide to serve higher-welfare eggs and meat for their Yeshiva program like Mechon Hadar, an educational institution in New York City, or expand their existing composting program to all school buildings, like Allegheny College Hillel aims to do at their Pennsylvania campus, the 10 Fall 2017 sites will commit to three sustainability projects that will have a lasting impact on their institutions. By participating in the Hazon Seal, sites will have the opportunity to transform their institutional food policies, remodel their waste practices, or even re-energize their buildings with solar power! Joining a network of 40 other Seal sites, the Fall 2017 cohort will put into action their Jewish values and turn a new leaf with their communities.
Fall 2017 Cohort
- JDC – New York, NY
- UVM Hillel – Burlington, VT
- Weber School – Atlanta, GA
- Kibbutz Detropia – Detroit, MI
- Temple Solel – Hollywood, FL
- Shalom Institute – Malibu, CA
- Mechon Hadar – New York, NY
- Temple Sinai – Saratoga Springs, NY
- Temple Beth Shalom – Vero Beach, FL
- Allegheny College Hillel – Meadville, PA