Green Tips for Earth Week – Green Your Passover

April 18, 2011

We know many supporters celebrate the earth 365 days a year, but this Friday the 22nd our friends and neighbors are joining in the national observance of Earth Day. This week we’ll be sharing a tip each day to suggest some new ways and green ideas to help incorporate sustainable practices into our day-to-day routine. Tonight is the first night of Passover, the Jewish holiday commemorating the exodus from Egypt. As you set up your seders, here are some tips to make it a green evening:

  • You were expecting us to tell you to wash your dishes rather than throw away disposables, right? Well, Passover is all about asking questions, so we’re going to throw some variables your way instead. GreenResearch has an interesting article looking at energy impact. For example, the energy involved in manufacturing a glass cup and washing it 15 times is the same as manufacturing 15 paper cups. Click here to see how glass stacks up against disposables according to their research.
  • Should Elijah’s cup runneth over, it’s always best to be runneth-ing with sustainable wines. Pair your matzah and brisket with a Pinot Noir or Cabernet Sauvignon from Benziger Family Wines. Their vineyards are tended with Biodynamic, organic and sustainable farming methods, and they deliver in all 50 states.