Resilience

Renewables are the energy sources of the future and most aligned with Jewish values, as their impact on the environment is minimal. While it is obviously desirable that your organization move away fossil fuels to reduce your impact on climate change, carbon offsets are a potential addition. Individuals or entities can purchase "carbon offsets," which are promises of reductions in carbon emissions to be made elsewhere. For more information about carbon offsets, check out the NRDC's article, Should You Buy Carbon Offsets?

Resilience is the ability to recover from hardship and bounce back; it is sometimes used interchangeably with the word "elasticity." This characteristic is found in nature in miraculous ways and can be replicated in your organization. Emergency preparedness is one aspect of resilience, whether it be for a natural disaster or a fire in the building. Sustainable practices (like those on the three Hazon Seal Audits) are another aspect of resilience. Advocating for constructive climate change legislation as an organization is an important part of resilience that's effects will be felt widely.

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Social and Physical Resilience

Host a workshop about emergency preparedness in the home
3 points
Education
Create a list of members that need the most help in an emergency
3 points
Action
Prepare HVAC and building systems for flooding or other natural disasters
4 points
Action
Post signage with emergency instructions
1 points
Education
Prepare and educate for emergency
3 points
Education
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Install a backup electric generation system
5 points
Action
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Build relationships with first responding agencies
3 points
Action
Assess your climate-change resilience
3 points
Action
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Build relationships with neighboring houses of worship
5 points
Action
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Address Climate Change

Account for your carbon footprint
2 points
Action
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Volunteer to support natural disaster relief efforts
2 points
Advocacy
Take a stand on Climate Change
3 points
Advocacy
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Start or join a campaign addressing climate change
4 points
Advocacy
Divest from fossil fuels
5 points
Advocacy
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Hold an educational event about climate change
2 points
Education
Purchase Carbon Offsets to reduce your carbon footprint
3 points
Action
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