6 Ways to Make Your Conference Go “Green”

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All conferences, regardless of their topic, are inherently unsustainable. International events with attendees and speakers from around the world often leave an enormous carbon footprint before they even begin, mostly due to guests’ air travel. And, when the events do begin, their operations often consume enormous amounts of energy and produce massive quantities of waste. […]

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Eco Rabbi takes the Hanukkah Challenge!

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Ever wonder why every day of Hanukkah we add another candle? The Jewish religious source the Talmud explains that this disagreement goes back to the Jewish sages Hillel and Shamai. Hillel explains that we add another candle every day “for the days coming” and Shamai explains that we start with eight and remove a candle […]

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Back to School – Recycled Paper

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Every ton of paper, roughly 200,000 sheets, that is recycled saves approximately 17 trees. The average school tosses 38 tons of paper each year, the equivalent of 644 trees. When you buy notebooks and paper think green and spend a couple extra to get recycled (it’s not always more expensive). Raise the awareness in school, […]

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Car Pool

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If you are traveling anywhere, whether to work or the mall, find out if any friend or neighbor need to get to where you are going. One less car on the road means less traffic and less pollution! Set up an email group for your neighborhood where people can find a ride…

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Eco Purim

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With the holiday of Purim drawing near it’s a great opportunity to rethink bad holiday habits. Here’s a few things to mull over: Think reusable with the Mishloach Manot. Baskets look nice, but they usually go straight to the garbage. Save those bottles, some places even give you money for them… (usually supermarkets) Do you […]

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Leave it Cleaner

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Thinking back to picnics as a kid I can still hear my parents’ voices telling me to leave the place cleaner than how we found it. Until this day this thought is what goes through my mind whenever I sit down to eat. Can you imagine how wonderful our world would be if everyone could […]

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