The Environmental Sustainability Workgroup researched a variety of options for reducing Congregation Tikkun v’Or’s carbon-footprint. Based on this, we made changes to our heating and cooling systems that aim to reduce our contribution to climate change.
We encourage composting and using re-usable dishes and flatware at all TVO events. We recently installed an energy-efficient dishwasher.
Currently, the committee is focusing on three areas: reducing heat/cooling loss from the building, replacing the conventional furnace and air conditioners with heat pumps (done! 2017), and generating solar energy. Together, these actions will likely reduce our carbon footprint significantly.