Green Tikkun/Environment

Green Tikkun/Environment

For Adat Shalom, caring for Creation is both a religious tradition and the imperative of our day. You’ll find this reflected in all of our community activities. Adat Shalom was the area’s first EPA Energy Star Synagogue (2002), was the first to go solar (2011), and is a pioneer of Sacred Grounds (2013).

  • Congregational Statement on Climate and Ecology (2018)
  • Green Synagogue Design
  • Mishnah Garden – Adat Shalom’s onsite organic garden
  • Sacred Grounds – a program to improve our grounds to reduce runoff, increase wildlife habitat, and have more native plantings
  • Climate Action – encouraging individual and congregational action, as well as local advocacy, to reduce carbon emissions
  • Congregational Awareness – focusing on increasing awareness, stewardship, and personal and communal action within our membership

We are also open to other subgroups or issues you may be interested in (e.g., waste/composting, green audits, etc.). Please contact Co-Chairs Naomi Edelson or Dori Paster to find out more, share ideas, and find your place in the committee.