Mission Statement - to Lead by Example

Work GreenFederation CJA and our family of agencies, guided by Jewish and humanitarian values, will conduct our business in a fashion that supports and enhances sustainability through equitable, responsible and comprehensive environmental policies and actions.

We intend to lead by example, for both the Jewish and general community, by greening the way we do business. We will reduce our ecological footprint by minimizing waste, reducing resource use, maximizing reuse and recycling, and by promoting better environmental practices and respect for our fragile planet.

Objective - to Set the Standard

  • Continuously reduce our environmental impact
  • Be a leader-by-example for the Jewish community and community-at-large

Strategies - Working Together

  • Partner with local Municipality
  • Involve our stakeholders
    • Agencies
    • Staff
    • Volunteers
    • Community members

What we've done - Reduced, Reused, Recycled

  • Energy Audit performed
  • Electricity consumption at Cummings House reduced by 20% over 2 years.
  • 100% biodegradable and phosphate-free cleaning products
  • Low voltage lights
  • Office paper used = minimum 30% post consumer recycled content
  • Recycled restroom paper products
  • Recycling of paper and printer cartridges
  • Shredding and recycling of confidential documents
  • Expanded paper, can and bottle recycling
  • Phased out Styrofoam disposables
  • Introduced ‘real’ dishes for Gelber food service
  • Moved from bottled water to filtered water
  • Campus wide water usage audit
  • Transition to ‘green’ disposable paper products for food where dishes are not feasible
  • Publications and printed matter use post-consumer recycled paper