Kol Chai
Hatch End Reform
Jewish Community

Kol Chai Green Group

 

 

 

Kol Chai took a major step to becoming carbon neutral this year by the installation of 16 solar panels and storage batteries on the building roof and the installation, of LED lighting and motion sensor light switches.
Our building’s only source of power is electric, not having a gas supply, and we are hopeful that the solar panels, combined with battery storage, will mean that very little electricity will need to be purchased from the grid and we hope that through the lifetime of the equipment of 25 years, we will make a saving of approximately £45,000.
Kol Chai is a member of EcoSynagogue, which works to promote environmental sustainability and engagement across the Jewish Community. EcoSynagogue provides an Environmental Audit, which we are invited to complete, and we hope that during the coming year to work on various aspects of the Audit.
In particular, during the year we would like to establish an environmental policy for Kol Chai, which would establish the Synagogues commitment to introducing, establishing and promoting the highest environmental practices and to promote these standards through all our activities. This would be evident in our education and spiritual policies, purchasing policies, communication policies and in every other aspect of Kol Chai’s activities.
We would welcome anyone that wants to join the group. Please contact kcgreen@kolchai.org

Michael Collins

Links

Guide to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report

The threat that climate change poses to human well-being and the health of the planet is “unequivocal”, says the latest report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

A useful guide to the various forms of low energy lighting

Kol Chai’s Guide to reducing your Carbon Footprint

Climate Change affects your health (and what you can do about it)

Greenpeace Guide To Life

Reducing your waste packaging

If you’re interested in reducing the amount of packaging when you you purchase your household products, this company (Fill Refill) will refill your containers, bottles etc.  All the products are sustainably sourced.  They offer a free home delivery service or there are a range of distributors you can take your bottles to be refilled.  The website is: https://www.fillrefill.co