Reduce Food Waste
We applaud you for taking on this important task to align your food choices with your Jewish values as Shomrei Adamah, keepers of the earth. Below are resources to help you on your journey. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or suggestions that you may have regarding this material. Have a good example to share? […]
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 […]
This guide is a resource book with ideas, definitions, stories and guidance for Jewish institutions to think about how they can make healthier and more sustainable food choices. The guide also includes an audit with a list of questions for an institution to use to be able to assess where it’s doing well and how […]
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. […]
AmpleHarvest.org is a unique nationwide resource that is eliminating the waste of food, the outcome being a reduction in hunger and malnutrition along with an improved environment. It is accomplished by utilizing the Internet to enable 42 million Americans who grow food in home/community gardens to easily donate their excess harvest to one of 8,480 […]
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. Everything we need is right here (and in our fridges).
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.
1. A Potato Menora! 2. Jeremy Kranowitz, Managing Director for Sustainability at Hazon (https://hazon.org/about/contact/staff/#jeremy-kranowitz) sharing from his previous experience on minimizing food waste (a large scale NASCAR event, large law firms). 3. PR and sustainability stories
Featuring the green teams at Hanna Senesh Community Day School (hannahsenesh.org) and B’nai Jeshurun synagogue (www.bj.org). Video produced by Jon Leiner
Did you know that Americans waste 25% of the food they buy? According to Sustainable America, an environmental non-profit, that’s like buying four bags of groceries and dropping one in the street! Reducing food waste is not just a way to save money, but one of many critical steps toward reducing methane emissions and our […]