Green Team

Green Team

The Emanuel Synagogue is becoming more sustainable!The Emanuel Synagogue Green Team is working on abiding by the Hazon Seal of Sustainability, which involves following a set of criteria celebrating our shul as a national leader in the realm of Jewish sustainability. We are proud of our commitment to sustainability and building a stronger, healthier community. Learn more at www.hazon.org/seal


Green Enthusiast Stories!

Here are our Emanuel members own stories about how they work actively to make an environmentally friendly impact on our world. Thanks for sharing and inspiring all of us.

Hanging Nylon Bag
This reusable bag is in our restroom waiting to be filled with several recyclable treasures. For example, shampoo, lotion and vitamin bottles; all things cardboard. Anonymous

Bees Wrap® is the sustainable, natural alternative to plastic wrap for food storage, or bowl covering! Made of beeswax, organic cotton, organic jojoba oil and tree resin. Use the warmth of your hands to soften the wrap and seal; upon cooling, the wrap holds its shape, and is re-usable. Wash in cool water. Not recommended for meat items. Available at Whole Foods or buy direct at: beeswrap.com Anonymous Member

Green Laundry Tip: Use 100% organic hand-felted re-usable wool dryer balls to soften clothes, vs. chemically treated dryer sheets. Decrease drying time and lower utility bills, while saving the landfill. Toss in 2-3 balls at cycle beginning, and for a light natural scent, add a few drops of lavender, lemon or orange essential oils to the balls first. Wool dryer balls from mightynest.com; scent from Whole Foods. The Faison Ross Family

Recycle and Reuse Dryer Lint and Egg Cartons: Yes, the lint from your dryer and a 12 or 18 count egg carton can be used as kindling to build a fire. Just collect dryer lint in a cardboard egg carton (NOT a Styrofoam one), break off sections needed, light in fire safe area like your fireplace or a fire-pit and there you have it! Anonymous Member

Trees for shade can have multiple purposes: Long term goals: 1) provide shade to the office, making it more comfortable while using less electricity 2) Capturing  CO2 (carbon dioxide), to impact global warming. Greening our environment is an example of Tikkun Olam, repairing the Earth and making it more beautiful. Carolyn and Michael Levine

Tea Bag Label
Don’t forget to recycle the paper tea bag label too… just pull it off the string! Carolyn Levine

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