10 Green Commandments

10 Green Commandments

Caring for the earth is a religious value, a moral responsibility and central to Kehila Chadasha’s vision of tikkun olam. We will work as a community and as individuals to promote these green commandments in our daily lives and through education, action and outreach.

  1. We will reduce, reuse and recycle.
  2. We will conserve energy by adopting more energy-efficient technologies.
  3. We will improve our awareness of energy use and take steps to cut our consumption.
  4. We will commit to planting more trees. They are our allies in reducing carbon emissions.
  5. We will reduce our use of water. It is a life-sustaining finite resource.
  6. We will buy food grown locally, when possible, and support ecologically friendly farming practices at home and abroad.
  7. We will buy and promote the use of products made with recycled materials.
  8. We will reduce landfill waste by using less packaging.
  9. We will reduce transport emissions by driving less and using public transportation.
  10. We will support local, national and global policies that promote a sustainable planet.