Special Update: Please Join us on November 16, 2021 FOR AN IMPORTANT WEBINAR CO-SPONSORED BY the LA Faith & Ecology Network!
Strengthening the Faith Climate Voice in L.A.!
--Former Senator Fran Pavley, author of the 2006 far-reaching AB 32, and many other precedent-setting climate and energy bills
--Senator Sydney Kamlager, California Senate District 30
--Katy Young Yaroslavsky, Supervisor Sheila Kuehl's Deputy for the Environment and the Arts (on temporary leave)
--Andy Shrader, Councilman Koretz's Director of Environmental Affairs, Water Policy & Sustainability
Temple Judea Goes Greener
If you have been to campus lately, you have probably noticed our new bright blue recycling bins! They are part of Temple Judea’s sustainability initiative, which is based on the interconnectedness of Jewish and environmental values. Namely, as shomrei adamah (שֹּׁמְרֵ֣י אֲדָמָה) or stewards of the planet, it is our responsibility to conserve and protect Earth’s resources and avoid harmful consumption (bal tashchit - בל תשחית). Acting with the environment in mind, we strive for a livable planet not only for ourselves, but also for future generations (l’dor vador -לדור ודור).
- Reduces the amount of waste sent to landfill
- Conserves natural resources
- Reduces dependence of fossil fuels
- Reduces greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change
- Prevents pollution
- Saves energy
- Clean paper
- Aluminum cans
- Plastic bottles (with the top on!)
- Glass bottles
Don't forget: All items should be clean and dry!
- Phasing out single use plastics
- Making sure paper products are made from recycled materials
- Purchasing environmentally-friendly cleaning supplies
- Partnering with other faith-based and environmental organizations on community projects
- Hosting collection events for e-waste and other hard-to-recycle items
Minimizing our environmental impact through recycling and other activities is tikkun olam (תיקון עולם)! We welcome you to join the Temple Judea Green Team to support these and other efforts as we strive to be a leader in sustainability.
The Green Team needs YOU!
The Green Team seeks to pursue knowledge and practices that can lead to more environmentally friendly and ecologically responsible decisions and lifestyles. We would love your help! If you want to help to maintain and grow partnerships with like minded organizations; assist in planning events and what role the environment plays in those meetings; and help to educate our community in the responsibility each of us play -- contact Jane Nichol. We'd love to have you on our team!
For more information on recycling, check out the following resources from the City of Los Angeles: