EcoJews has been a Jewish environmental resource and events hub in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2004.
We run the EcoJews TREES Initiative: Torah for Repairing the Environment and Educating Stewards. The goal of TREES is to inspire and empower Jewish organizations to go green(er), and the entire community is invited to participate! Volunteers and organizations wanted.
Through workshops, consulting and online resources, we can provide the tools to help JCCs, synagogues, and other organizations work towards environmental sustainability.
The mission of EcoJews of the Bay is to inspire environmental action through Jewish values.
1. Ban purchasing of bottled water for events, meetings and classes.
2. Offer members the option to receive electronic mailings rather than using paper.
3. Set up a system to compost used paper towels from restrooms (if accepted by waste hauler). You’ll need compostable liners, proper janitorial training and signage.
4. Pair well-marked recycling and garbage bins together throughout your facility.
5. Set computers and printers to double sided printing as the default.
6. Purchase copy paper with a minimum 30% postconsumer recycled content.
7. For organizations with schools and day camps, implement a “no idling” policy for the parent pickup line.
8. Install motion sensors for closet and stairway lights.
9. Install simple faucet aerators on sinks.