Pre-Pilot Greening Efforts We ran two Earth Day programs for the congregation in April 2009 and 2010; planned a victory garden; switched to compact fluorescent bulbs; and insulated classrooms and set the thermostats to save energy.
Our Green Team We did not have a Green Team before joining the Pilot. Presently, our rabbi, congregational president, two vice-presidents, two facilities representatives, one adult education representative, one Worship Committee member and one Social Action Committee member make up our Green Team.
The first part of the GreenFaith Certification curriculum includes conducting an audit. How are you conducting your energy audit? We delegated this responsibility to volunteers.
Areas of Focus As a result of our participation in the Pilot program, we
intensified or continued our focus in the following areas:
Greening Your Facility/Grounds
Recycling and waste management
Environmental Education (pre-school; religious school; Confirmation and post-Confirmation; adult)