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Chizuk Amuno Congregation & Schools Sustainability

 

Solar

Chizuk Amuno Congregation & Schools is excited to be celebrating our 150th Anniversary. We have identified sustainability and environmental stewardship as one of the core tenets of our celebration as we plan for the next 150 years. We firmly believe that Tikkun Olam should be a part of our mission to ensure that the future will be better for our children in the years to come. Ensuring that our children also learn about the importance of sustainability is paramount. Now is the time to act. For these reasons, we are initiating a solar power installation on our campus. We want to demonstrate to our members, our children, and our community that we can be leaders in sustainability efforts and do our part to combat climate change. By installing a solar system, Chizuk Amuno Congregation & Schools will provide real pioneering leadership in renewable energy, creating an example for our congregation and the broader Jewish community.

Adopt a Solar Panel Directly Here!
 

Chizuk Solar in the News!

Looking to the next 150 years, Chizuk Amuno installs solar panels - 11/8/21 - Baltimore Jewish Times
Chizuk Amuno Installs 150 Solar Panels to its Pikesville Complex - 11/4/21 - JMORE
 


EV Charging Stations: - Now Charging!

 

 

EV Chargers are up and running! - Now at a lower rate! $1 at $.17 per kWh.


Our Chizuk Amuno Congregation & Schools Community Garden -
Now in Bloom!

An important goal for our synagogue and schools is sustainability; to reduce waste and keep our earth healthy for future generations. From solar panels to our new garden project, we are becoming ecologically responsible. This teaches our children to be eco-friendly and encourages the process of living in harmony with the earth.

The Garden will provide an opportunity for members of the community to literally get their hands dirty - by planting, sowing, watering, harvesting, etc. The vegetables and herbs grown in this sacred space will be used for imparting to our children and families the importance of being the best stewards of our planet through community building and sustainability efforts.

  • We have herbs - parsley, basil, cilantro, and ginger.
  • Yard long string beans - great for measuring!
  • Lots and lots of cucumbers we have been eating for a snack. 
  • We transplanted some of the many marigold flowers we planted over the summer. The k5 and 4s classes got to take their transplants home. 
  • We made a TP with bamboo with morning glories growing up it. We will harvest the seeds for next year soon. 
  • Our sunflowers are blooming and we transplanted a pumpkin that was growing by the parking lot. 
  • Tomatoes are growing wild too! 
  • Morning glory vines growing up the fence that we will harvest seeds for next year. 
  • Goldsmith ECC made a seashell decoration wind chime. 
  • We will make a bug hotel soon and harvest seeds since it’s Fall.

If you would like to contribute to this exciting project, please be in touch with Judy Mont, 718-915-3248 or jmont@chizukamuno.org.

 

Order flower bulbs to support Goldsmith and our community garden!

50% of every purchase goes back to Goldsmith.

Sale ends Oct. 15th. Ship directly to you (or us) and they are guaranteed to grow!

Order your bulbs here!


 

Solar Powered Ner Tamid (Eternal Light) in the Sanctuary

Our solar-powered eternal light is a beautiful symbol of the connection between Judaism and environmentalism. It is a shining beacon of Chizuk Amuno's commitment to being more sustainable.


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Bioretention Gardens

 

Tue, December 6 2022 12 Kislev 5783