Temple Beth Sholom is dedicated to reducing our impact on the environment. Our sustainability committee, which for years was spearheaded by Millie Estrin z’l, is committed to recycling, using only washable dishes and glassware, creating a bioswale in our parking lot, and installing solar panels to become an emergency shelter in case of a natural disaster.
Bioswales achieve the same goals as rain gardens by slowing and filtering stormwater, but are designed to manage a specified amount of runoff from a large impervious area, such as a parking lot or roadway. Like rain gardens, they are vegetated with plants that can withstand both heavy watering and drought.
We installed our bioswale in 2018.
TBS is proud of our Earthwise Certification from Marion County, and especially proud of our Sustainability Committee for their hard work in attaining this award and their ongoing commitment to maintaining our eligibility for certification.
The WISE in EarthWISE stands for Workplace Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise
- Waste reduction and prevention
- Environmentally preferable purchasing
- Energy efficiency and conservation
- Water pollution prevention
- Outreach and education