Howard Jaslow 10-17-11

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Howard Jaslow 10-17-11

  1. 1. PRESERVING OUR PLANET (POP) CONGREGATION BETH HATEPHILA
  2. 2. GOALS <ul><li>LEARN </li></ul><ul><li>Issues ~ local, national, international </li></ul><ul><li>ENGAGE </li></ul><ul><li>Individual & collective behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Activities to reduce harm to environment </li></ul><ul><li>ADVOCATE </li></ul><ul><li>Local, state and national policies  POP </li></ul>
  3. 3. PROGRAM OVERVIEW <ul><li>Four committees w/action & advocacy plan: </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce, Reuse, Recycle </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Conservation </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul>
  4. 4. PRE-PROGRAM PREPARATION <ul><li>List of congregant leaders. </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews w/members on issues of passionate concern. </li></ul><ul><li>Social justice & faith connections. </li></ul><ul><li>Worked w/NCIPL, St. Mary’s Episcopal, HUUC </li></ul><ul><li>Partnered w/ASAP. </li></ul>
  5. 5. MARKETING STRATEGY <ul><li>Articles in monthly newsletter. </li></ul><ul><li>Published info on events. </li></ul><ul><li>Passover Seder </li></ul><ul><li> focus on worship of the Earth. </li></ul><ul><li>Large banners in social hall. </li></ul><ul><li>Kick off two year journey. </li></ul>
  6. 6. ACCOMPLISHMENTS 3 R’s <ul><li>Composting kitchen waste </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminated Styrofoam cups </li></ul><ul><li>Recycling paper & waste </li></ul><ul><li>Tips in newsletter wrt 3 R’s </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraged Meatless Mondays </li></ul><ul><li>Adopt-A-Street: MLK Blvd w/St. Mary’s </li></ul>
  7. 7. ACCOMPLISHMENTS Energy <ul><li>Encouraged congregants to use CFLs. </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch & Learn sessions on climate change. </li></ul><ul><li>Energy audit on temple building. </li></ul><ul><li>POP focus on temple website. </li></ul><ul><li>Researched legislative proposals re/climate change. </li></ul><ul><li>Participated w/NCIPL sharing & disseminating information about advocacy issues & local events. </li></ul>
  8. 8. ACCOMPLISHMENTS Sustainable Agriculture <ul><li>Unveiled POP at Passover Seder. </li></ul><ul><li>Started first interfaith CSA, partnered with St. Mary’s. </li></ul><ul><li>Started Healthy Onegs using local products. </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch & Learn: growing organic foods. </li></ul><ul><li>Interfaith activities wrt Crop Walk, Earth Day. </li></ul>
  9. 9. ACCOMPLISHMENTS Transportation <ul><li>Created internet map of congregation members for ride sharing. </li></ul><ul><li>Participated in discussions to expand public transportation. </li></ul><ul><li>Strive Not to Drive Sabbath. </li></ul><ul><li>Met w/Asheville city planner </li></ul><ul><li>- support public transportation </li></ul><ul><li>- more sidewalks for walking. </li></ul>
  10. 10. POP RESULTS <ul><li>Raised awareness. </li></ul><ul><li>Changed practices of congregants & temple. </li></ul><ul><li>Barriers overcame: </li></ul><ul><li>- lack of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>- complacency </li></ul><ul><li>- involved congregants beyond SJC. </li></ul><ul><li>Congregants: eating healthier foods, buying local & fair trade products. </li></ul><ul><li>All aspects of POP program can be replicated. </li></ul><ul><li>2-year program  lifetime commitment. </li></ul>

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