Green Team

JRC's Green Team urges you to get involved in Tikkun Olam, repairing the world, by engaging in acts to repair the environment. Contact us at [email protected].

Here are some opportunities to get involved:

ADVOCATE for the EARTH

  • Join Faith in Place  or 350.org, and commit to sending “rapid response” action emails
  • Support The GenG Project working with youth 
  • Join JRC Green Team exploring revisions to the Evanston Tree Preservation Ordinance

PLANT a TREE

REDUCE your CARBON FOOTPRINT

ENERGY

  • Buy LED or CFL bulbs and ENERGY STAR electronics or appliances.
  • Turn off lights, appliances, and power strips when not in use.
  • Turn off your air conditioner and open a window.
  • Buy carbon offsets when you fly.

DIVEST from FOSSIL FUELS

  • If you own oil or coal stock, sell it or donate it to an organization that will use the proceeds to further Climate Change awareness.
  • Ask your college, workplace pension manager, etc., to divest fossil fuels:

CONSUMPTION

  • Buy less / Consume less
  • Give gifts of your time and love instead of buying “stuff”.
  • Purchase recycled office paper, toilet paper, napkins and paper towels. 
  • Aim for 100% recycled. Use both sides of office paper, then recycle.
  • Use cloth napkins, towels, hankies, and rags instead of paper; canvas bags instead of plastic.
  • Avoid single use/disposable items and excess packaging.
  • Grow your own veggies or buy local and organic. Eat more meat-free meals.
  • Avoid pesticides/toxic chemicals in your garden or home.

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