1. Our Synagogue Board/Council has an environmental policy in place.
3. Special Sermonds about environmental issues are delivered in our Synagogue
3. Our Synagogue encourages members to limit their waste by adhering to the
principles of reduce, re-use, refill, recycle.
6. Our Synagogue encourages the ethical investment of personal savings and
pensions. (e.g., current account and/or investments).
11.Our Synagogue encourages members to reduce their personal energy
consumption in the way they heat and light their homes and places of worship.
12.Our Synagogue encourages members to reduce their personal energy
consumption in the way they insulate their homes and places of work.
13.Our Synagogue takes part in food cooperatives and encourages members to
join in bulk buying ethically sourced produce at wholesale prices.
14.Our Synagogue invests its funds ethically, and rates the ESG (Environmental,
Social and Governance) sustainability of its portfolio (e.g., with MSCI or another
5. We have measured our energy use and calculated the carbon footprint of our
Synagogue building(s) within the past three to five years.
6. We have set targets for reducing the carbon footprint of our Synagogue
building(s) in order to achieve year on year improvements in energy efficiency.
7. We offset the carbon footprint of our Synagogue building(s) through
ecologically sound channels in those areas in which we cannot reduce it.
8. The energy (e.g., electricity) supplied to our Synagogue building(s) is generated
from renewable resources and/or charged according to our supplier’s ‘green
9. In terms of energy efficiency, the boiler on our Synagogue premises is rated…
(an engineer should be able to determine this as part of the annual service).
10. Our Synagogue premises are insulated wherever possible in our: a) main
sanctuary; b) our halls; c) our offices and classrooms.
12.The lighting in our Synagogue building(s) uses energy-efficient light bulbs in
our: a) main sanctuary; b) our halls; c) our offices and classrooms.
23.Any disposable catering products (e.g., paper cups and plates etc.) provided by
our community administration are…
26. Recycling facilities are available through our community administration, for
paper, glass, cans, plastics, fabrics, TerraCycle or similar
3. Our Synagogue is committed to raising awareness for a specific environmental
issue and financially supports an environmental charity/organisation working on
6. Vegetarian and/or vegan options are provided by the Synagogue at meals /
Lara Balsam, Director, Jewish Vegetarian Society writes for EcoSynagogue, “Your diet could change the world!”
12. Our Synagogue is involved with local conservation work.
20. Our Synagogue participates in campaigns concerning national environmental