Green Team

Small Steps to a Smaller Footprint:
Topics for Personal and Household Change in a Changing World

"It is not incumbent upon you to complete the work, but neither
are you at liberty to desist from it" (Pirke Avot 2:21) 

  1. I will choose one day each week to refrain from driving.
  2. I will reduce/eliminate toxic weed-killers and pesticides in my lawn and garden.
  3. I will avoid buying/using clothing that requires dry cleaning.
  4. I will make a sustained effort to turn off appliances and lights, also to unplug charging units that are not in use.
  5. I will enjoy time in nature each day.  Breathing fresh air is important
  6. I will buy/use recycled paper products whenever possible.  When I purchase, I will consider paper packaging over plastic.
  7. I will shop with neighborhood merchants and encourage them to support local sources when those are available.
  8. I will set a radius (2 blocks? 2 miles?) and make a commitment to walk or bike everywhere I need to go within that radius.
  9. I will use energy-free options in place of a clothes dryer whenever possible -- outside lines or indoor racks, for example.
  10. I will make a serious and sustained effort to carpool and combine driving errands whenever possible.
  11. I will turn my thermostat DOWN in cold weather -- and UP in hot weather -- putting less demand on my heating and cooling expectations.
  12. I will get good rest -- so I can have better resilience.


Great video about recycling:  Click here!


Events, commentaries and conservation practices from your B'nai Havurah Green Team!


The Drug Enforcement Administration’s next National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will take place on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10 am to 2 pm. Beginning April 1, a frequently updated collection site locator will be found here.

When you can’t access one of the take-back locations, do not flush your medicine and do not give it to friends or family to dispose for you.


Follow the steps,  below, to put your medication in the trash:


  1. Remove from the original container (make sure you remove the label or cross out any identifying information).
  2. Mix with something that can't be eaten, like kitty litter, coffee grounds, saw dust, home cleanser, etc.
  3. Place the mixture in a sealable bag, empty can, or another durable container that prevents leakage.
  4. Wrap the container in newspaper or a plain brown bag to conceal its contents.  Place it in your trash on the day your trash is collected.


Mail-back envelopes can be purchased at some pharmacies. Ask your pharmacist for additional information.

Thu, December 14 2017 26 Kislev 5778