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Environmental Action

Shomrei Torah encourages environmental stewardship and promotes awareness and sound ecological practices within the synagogue, our congregation and the wider community. In order to respond to the global challenges that we all face, we focus on four areas:

Green Shomrei Torah: Develop practices that diminish the synagogue’s environmental footprint.

Education & Awareness: Educate the congregation about sound environmental practices.

Community Involvement: Work with organizations in Sonoma County to advance the protection and sustainability of our resources and environment.

Advocacy: Advocate for governmental policies that improve environmental practices in the county and state.

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CST’s Waste Management Program

As Guardians of the Torah (Shomrei Torah), we are implicitly Shomrei Adamah(Guardians of the Earth).  The Torah commands us to be good stewards and though it’s not easy to be green, if we each do our part, CST will become a lot greener and a little closer to becoming a zero waste synagogue!

Read more about our Waste Management Program.

CST's Guide to Locally Grown Food

We encourage our members to take advantage of the abundance of fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, olive oil, dairy products, honey, fish, herbs, meat and poultry available locally.

Click here to read the CST Guide to Locally Grown & Produced Food.

CSA – Community Supported Agriculture

Singing Frogs Farm has partnered with CST since 2009. They are located just west of Sebastopol and have a unique hand-dug, compost-rich, and chemical free agriculture that generates tremendous production of tasty and healthy veggies and fruits. SFF welcomes visitors on the farm, and have special events that include blueberry picking in early summer—a treat for the whole family. Besides a huge assortment of seasonal produce, they also offer eggs, brown rice, and olive oil.

Read what CSA member Laura Gittleman has to say about Singing Frogs Farm here: Laura Gittleman veggie blog.

Save The Environment Around You

CST’s  Environmental Tips Booklet is a compilation of environmental tips for use at home and in the community.

These have appeared in Shomrei Torah’s monthly publication The Voice since October 2007!

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If you are interested in learning more about Environmental Action, email the CST office.

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