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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 […]

Sustainable Jewish Burial/ Ways of Peace

  Food / Climate Change and Our Own Life Cycles In this era of Environmental Teshuva, a timeless Jewish teaching to engage in teshuva “one day before we die” takes on new meaning. For centuries, Jewish sustainability has included an understanding of Bal Tashkhit (Do Not Destroy) as ongoing education to prevent environmentally destructive funeral choices. How […]

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 […]

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Write your Food Policy: Examples and More

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 seal@hazon.org with any questions or suggestions that you may have regarding this material. Have a good example to share? […]

Example: Shredding Day

  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 communications@agudath.org or contact us at seal@hazon.org and we will connect you with the CAI green team!  

Free Environmental Education Resources for Students and Teachers

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. […]

Hazon Seal Webinar: Climate Advocacy

Time: Aug 4, 2019 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada), by:Zoom   Scheduled due to popular demand, this webinar focuses on climate advocacy: How you can get your community active in this space, locally and federally. We were joined by two committed advisers of the Hazon Seal program: Mirele Goldsmith, a longtime supporter and […]

Shamayim: Jewish Animal Advocacy

Shamayim is a Jewish animal advocacy organization that works to fight for ethical treatment of animals. The information below comes from their website. Mission Shamayim: Jewish Animal Advocacy is a non-profit organization that educates leaders, trains advocates, and leads campaigns for the ethical treatment of animals.  About Us “Shamayim” means “Heaven” in Hebrew. The goal […]

Compost

Food Scrap Recycling (Composting) in Westchester

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 […]