"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.
Read more about the history of Associated sustainability>>
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>>
Open Farm Days at the Pearlstone Center
August 25, September 29 and October 27, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Volunteer alongside other community members. Learn about sustainability through hands-on skills workshops. Celebrate the seasons. Learn more and register>>
Green Apple Days of Service
We're calling all teachers, parents, administrators, businesses, supporters and sponsors to join us in Green Apple Days of Service, a global initiative of the U.S. Green Building Council's Center for Green Schools to organize service projects at schools or in the surrounding neighborhoods. Learn more and register>>
Pearlstone Center's Sukkot Celebration / 20s & 30s Retreat
Join us for an unforgettable experience. Stay for Shabbat to join Sixth and I Synagogue for meals, davenning and select programming. Be our Ushpizzin, honored Sukkot guests and immerse yourself in Sukkot as it's truly meant to be experienced! Retreat: $150, Shabbat optional add-on: $100.
Learn more and register>>
NW Community Energy Expo
October 6, 2013, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
CHAI: Comprehensive Housing Assistance Inc. and The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore are excited to announce the inaugural NW Community Energy Expo. This event will highlight the available resources for energy efficiency projects for both residential and non-profit organizations, and launch a new CHAI loan program. Come find out how you can reduce energy and natural resource consumption!
For more information, email Aleeza Oshry>>