Lamenting the waste and excess that your community’s celebrations produce? We are often asked: What can we do with all the kippot that have accumulated from all the simchas in the past? Are there organizations that would take them to repurpose? Can we make blankets, clothing, anything? Frankly, there’s what to do with what […]
Food is being wasted at an alarming rate. And we – consumers – are the largest source of it. More than grocery stores and restaurants combined. But there’s good news: we can do something about it. This SAVE THE FOOD website offers the following: GUEST-IMATOR: A dinner party calculator that estimates how much […]
Please take note and share this with Sukkah builders around NYC: (1) To collect lulavim for compost at your Shul and have it collected for compost by the city please send this following form by email to: NYCOrganics@dsny.nyc.gov (and ‘cc TZaken@dsny.nyc.gov). Please make sure the subject line reads: “Request for special composting collection (Location/area)” Building/Organization Name […]
This beautiful example comes to us from Ann Lilly who has been leading the sustainability work at Hannah Senesh Community Day School in Brooklyn NY. She also sent an email announcing the box: Dear teachers and Staff, Behold the Magical Used Battery Box on the window of the teacher lounge. Place your end of […]
This is an example for an activity initiated at Congregation Agudath Israel of West Essex. For more info and inquiries about this activity, reach out to email@example.com or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will connect you with the CAI green team!
Distributed by the EPA mailer on 8/15/2019. We’d love to hear from you if you are using any of these! The new school year is already upon students and teachers. To help kickoff the new year, EPA has a lot of free resources available in hard copy on environmental education, including on reducing, reusing and recycling. […]
Composting your food scraps is one of the most direct ways that you can lower your carbon footprint, give back to the Earth, and inspire friends and family to follow suit. Fortunately, many towns in Westchester now have a food scrap recycling program, where residents can bring their food scraps along with regular recycling to […]
Hebrew Institute of Riverdale (the “Bayit”) created these “Guidelines for Events Held at the Bayit”. It includes a clear mission statement indicating environmental protection as a priority, and include the Hazon Seal logo (available for download here). The guidelines encourage members to minimize waste and includes instructions regarding collection and separation of waste at Bayit events. […]
We had a truly fantastic webinar this week and I would like to, again, thank our friend Gary Oppenheimer for his inspirational and helpful talk. It was a real treat. I encourage all of you to check out the recording if you missed it. Gary suggests an easy lift that could make a big difference. […]
Food Waste Weekend is a first of its kind opportunity for the clergy of all faiths to speak to their congregations about the waste of food in America, each from their own faith perspective. Access this website here.
The Hazon Seal NYC Cohort met for the first time! We got acquainted and launched out annual initiative for composting. Mara Moss from the NYC Department of Sanitation presented and explained local resources, answered questions and provided much needed clarity regarding the various local programs Listen to a recording of the meeting and watch […]
From Fast Company, March 2019 A relatively painless guide to cutting plastic out of your life You already carry a reusable grocery bag, straw, and water bottle. Are you ready to take your fight against plastic to the next level? Continue reading Or click here to download a PDF of the article (with no pictures)