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Excess Kippot (Yarmulkas)

  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 […]

Hazon Seal Webinar: A Yummy Compassionate Chanukah

Kindly supported by the Jewish Initiative for Animals this webinar was a big success. If you missed it, please take the time to view this recording. Click here to download the webinar Powerpoint slides   Resources discussed on the webinar: Going Deep and Dark into the Custom to Eat Dairy on Hanukkah: Webinar source sheet […]

Chanukah Revisited: A compilation of Resources to make your Chanukah Healthier and more Sustainable

  Download our 2019 Hazon Chanukah Greening Guide! From purchasing sustainable oil to fair trade gelt, to event sustainability tips and programming suggestions, this awesome new guide has you covered for the coming holiday! (*Detroit metro area – you get a MI local version because you have an awesome Hazon local team supported by local generous donors, […]

Guide for Jewish Institutional Food Sourcing

  The Jewish Initiative for Animals (JIFA) offers free consultation to Jewish institutions around making better food choices.  In late 2019 JIFA launched a new program called the Jewish Leadership Circle (JLC): With JIFA’s support, institutions on the JLC’s Plant-Forward track commit to reducing their overall animal product consumption by 20% within two years and […]

IN A EGGSHELL: Egg Purchasing Guide

  No more getting confused and frazzled! Use this handy guide to know what certification to look for when you go to the store. It’s designed to conveniently fold into your wallet. *Note: Each page includes 2 identical postcard size guides.   Buying from your local farmer that maintains higher welfare practices but they are […]

Save the Food: Tools to saving food

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 […]

Jewish Veg: Vegan Option Always

​Jewish Veg is an organization that “encourages and helps Jews to embrace plant-based diets as an expression of the Jewish values of compassion for animals, concern for health, and care for the environment”. For synagogues, Hillels and other Jewish institutions participating in the Hazon Seal of Sustainability program, our Vegan Option Always program can greatly […]

We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast

We enthusiastically encourage you to read We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast by Jonathan Safran Foer. The book explores the central global dilemma of our time in a surprising, deeply personal, and urgent new way. The task of saving the planet will involve a great reckoning with ourselves—with our all-too-human reluctance […]

B’nai Mitzvah Project Idea: Contribute to Anti-Idling Campaign in NYC

George Pakenham, the maker of the documentary “Idle Threat” about idling started a campaign to end engine idling for health reasons, for noise reduction, for cleaner air, and for saving the country from unnecessary waste of fuel.  See this website on idling by Sustainable America: www.iturnitoff.com. Read more about George Pakenham in this article. Hazon […]

Sukkot in NYC

    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 […]

SHAMAYIM Egg-Free Challah Program

A challah is a symbol. It encompass so much of our Shabbat ritual. For this reason there’s extra meaning in choosing to serve a challah which is free of cruelty, oppression and suffering. Consider this awesome program by our friends at SHAMAYIM (means ‘sky or ‘heaven’ in hebrew), as a way to take another step […]

Magical Used Battery Box – Recycling

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 […]