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

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 a sustainable, natural alternative for food storage, or bowl covering! Made from beeswax, organic cotton, jojoba oil and tree resin. Use warmth from hands to soften the wrap and seal; the wrap holds its shape as it cool. Wash in cool water, and re-use! Not recommended for meat items. Available at Whole Foods or: 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. For a light scent, add a few drops of lavender, lemon or orange essential oil to the balls first. Dryer balls from; scent from Whole Foods. The Faison Ross Family

Recycle / Reuse Dryer Lint and Egg Cartons: Lint from your dryer with 12 or 18 count egg cartons 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 (i.e. fireplace or fire-pit) and there you have it! Anonymous Member

Shade Trees have multiple purposes:  Shade to building making it more comfortable while using less electricity, while 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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