"And G-d placed the human in the garden of Eden to work it and protect it."
Benjamin Greenwald, Chair; Aaron Max, Co-Chair
THE ASSOCIATED’s Sustainability Initiative is the Baltimore Jewish community’s pursuit of the Jewish value of preserving the earth’s resources for future generations, thereby enhancing community vibrancy and our quality of life.
To foster a more sustainable future by reducing our environmental impact and by increasing environmental-behaviors in the operations of THE ASSOCIATED, its agencies and Jewish Baltimore.
In July of 2011, THE ASSOCIATED established the Sustainability Initiative to oversee all future sustainability enterprises in Baltimore’s Jewish community.
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Green Loan Fund
Would you like to know more about how the Green Loan Fund can help your institution save operation costs and become more financially sustainable? Fill out this short form here>>
Garden Grants Available!
The Baltimore Food & Faith Project of Johns Hopkins Center for Livable Future is pleased to announce exciting grant opportunities for faith communities, religious schools and faith-based organizations seeking to create food gardents aimed at making our local food system more healthy, sustainable and just. Application deadline is March 1. Learn more and apply now>>
Community Organizing Training with JOIN for Justice
March 13-14, 2013; Washington, DC
Creating systemic change can be challenging. But there are tools that can help. Gain skills to take action on energy in your Jewish community. In support of the Jewish Energy Covenant Campaign and the Jewish Energy Network, COEJL is convening a two-day community organizing training, in partnership with JOIN for Justice. Learn more>>
The Good Food Challenge 2013
The Baltimore Food & Faith Project (BFFP) at the Johns Hopkins Center for Libable Future is offering an exciting opportunity to win up to $3,000 for improving the food sustainability practices within your congregation. The deadline to apply is June 28, 2013. Learn more and apply>>
Community Supported Agriculture at The Pearlstone Center
Sign up for Pearlstone’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and receive a weekly share of local, fresh, pesticide- and chemical- free produce for you and your family all growing season long. The CSA program runs from mid-May through the end of October. Shares are brought to both the Owings Mills and Park Heights JCC’s for drop off on Thursdays. Registration is now open and ends once all 36 shares are sold. Learn more>>
Interfaith Power & Light: A Celebration of Religious Enviornmental Action in Baltimore
Energy Solutions: Small Changes, Big Results
Operation Oliver with the 6th Branch