The Sinai Temple Green Team works to advance environmental sustainability for our synagogue community, the Champaign-Urbana area, and all people. Our environmental engagement promotes the Jewish ideals of tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedek (justice), and bal tashchit (prohibition against wanton destruction). We are also furthering the Union for Reform Judaism’s environmental resolutions, including the December 2017 statement encouraging congregations to advocate for and work to implement climate change solutions.
The Sinai Temple Green Team will seek to:
- Influence the operations of our synagogue so that we reduce adverse impacts on our common air, land, and water
- Educate our members and community about ways to promote environmental sustainability, and encourage these actions
- Partner and work with faith and other groups in education and advocacy for sustainability
- Support efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change