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The Green Committee

Environmental Responsibility: Caring for Our Planet

The Green Committee welcomes all who are interested in improving how we take care of the earth and each other.  As part of tikkun olam we focus on activities that change how we treat our planet - acts that connect us more with the places we inhabit, the plants and animals with whom we share these spaces and with each other.

Have questions or want to get involved? Contact Green Committee Chair Carla Ellern.
                                                                                                               
Green Committee Activities

  • Participating in the Montgomery County Electric Vehicle Purchasing Cooperative (EVPC)
  • Sponsored a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program
  • Changed to an almost entirely compostable system for synagogue events
  • Created a rain garden
  • Installed permeable paving in the TI parking lot                                                           
  • Created conservation landscape on our 16th Street entrance
  • Added native plants and trees that attract pollinators and slow down runoff into our waterways, with the help of DDOEE and Casey Trees

What's next?

  • Becoming a National Wildlife Federation Sacred Grounds synagogue 
  • Supporting the TI solar roof project


Montgomery County Electric Vehicle Purchasing Cooperative (EVPC)

Montgomery County is Leading the Charge on Electric Vehicles! 

In support of Montgomery County’s Climate Action Plan goal to eliminate greenhouse gases (GHG) by 2035, the Pilot Phase of the Montgomery County EVPC was launched on January 20, 2022. The centerpiece of this Pilot Phase, which will run through the end of May 2022, is a challenge to sign the EVPC’s online pledge and commit to make your next car an EV

By signing the pledge, community members will help demonstrate consumer demand for EVs, which the County can leverage in a subsequent phase to negotiate purchase incentives for EV purchases or leases. to adopt zero-emissions vehicles by providing information on the robust benefits of EVs and the resources available to support the transition to zero-emissions electric vehicles.    

To find out more visit the EVPC website.

Do you already drive electric, or have you signed the pledge? Share your leadership on social media with the hashtags #MCEVPC #LeadTheEVCharge

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