Welcome to Westchester Reform Temple’s Green Campus…
Our congregation is proud to have incorporated sustainable building practices throughout the construction and renovation of our campus. This project is a physical example of one of our congregation’s five pillars: Tikkun Olam - Repairing the World. We are honored to be a model for places of worship in New York and around the country.
Everywhere our visitors step, look, drink and breathe they discover thoughtful choices that make Westchester Reform Temple a truly green community. From the walk off mats in the entryway that minimize and control pollutant entering the building, to the introduction of natural light in common and office space, to the use of materials from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified forests, this building is a step towards more responsible living.
The building and campus have won numerous awards for design and sustainability. We are one of the first synagogues in the country to build in accordance with green standards and in 2011 was awarded "Silver" LEED certification - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. You can read more information about green standards, by visiting U.S. Green Building Council at www.usgbc.org.
To learn more about our building, please review our Green Facts that give more information about our sustainable initiatives. We hope to inspire you to be a partner in our efforts to be responsible keepers of our world. Click here for the WRT Green Facts
To embody the value of Tikkun Olam - Repairing the World - WRT is a Zero Waste facility,
as we strive to avoid producing any land-fill waste through activity at the Temple. We work closely with families, caterers and vendors of every kind to use durable (or compostable) serveware, divert all food scraps into our composting program, and recycle everything else. Please partner with us to achieve our goals for Zero Waste, and let us show you how easy it really is to do. Contact us at ZeroWaste@wrtemple.org for more information or WRT Facilities Manager Tim Wagner at 914-723-7727 ext. 8134.
Grad Bag is a green initiative to reuse college dorm supplies. They collect and redistribute lightly-used dorm room items that too often end up in landfills and give them to incoming college freshmen from low-income households.
For more information visit http://www.gradbag.org.