Kehillat Israel Reconstructionist Congregation of Pacific Palisades is proud of our commitment to the Carbonfund.org Foundation since 2008. We feel it is through individual and group commitment and action that we can improve the environment for future generations. Our partnership reflects the shared concerns of climate change and taking action by reducing what we can and offsetting what we can’t.
Reconstructionists define Judaism as more than a religion. We see God as the power that infuses all creation with transcendence and inspires us to improve the world and ourselves. We believe in the equality of men and women and that Judaism is an evolving religious civilization reflecting peoplehood, community, history, the arts and ethics.
Our 7-year participation in the annual emissions neutralization program represents a pledge on our part to reducing climate change, as well as water and energy use.
Our congregation is dedicated to a healthier environment, sustainable business practices and a reduction in the carbon footprint of our facilities. We accomplish this by:
- reducing fresh water use through managed irrigation, planting and the installation of low-usage fixtures and waterless urinals
- Achieving energy saving through the use of efficient fixtures, timers and managed thermostat temperature settings
- Recycling of our trash and all disposable materials
- Responsible management of E-Waste
As a self-funding non-profit organization, we have committed ourselves to including thought for the environment in all aspects of our facility operation, budgeting and management.
Linda Kelly, Business Partnerships Manager at Carbonfund.org, adds, “We value our partnership with Kehillat Israel Reconstructionist Congregation of Pacific Palisades and applaud their leadership in maintaining a long-term and comprehensive program to reduce the congregation’s environmental impact and mitigate the carbon emissions from their annual operations. Since 2008, the program has neutralized over 3 million pounds of greenhouse gases, comparable to the emissions created by driving an average passenger car almost 3.5 million miles. Our partnership demonstrates a real commitment to ‘reduce what you can, offset what you can’t™’.”