Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC)

Why we do it

“Three things are of equal importance—earth, humans and rain…Without earth, there is no rain, and without rain, the earth cannot endure, and without either, humans cannot exist.”

Genesis Rabbah 13:3

Reason 4. Many of our environmental initiatives promoting energy efficiency can save individuals and institutions money:

  1. Rick Katz, Executive Director of the Jewish Federation’s Facilities Corporation, describes the Federation’s stringent commitment to “green” facilities as both a cost-saving and carbon-emissions reducing initiative.
  2. For some customers, it is rising energy prices as much as concern for the environment that is prompting them to consider solar power for their homes and businesses.