Liberal Synagogues environmental audit
The Union of Liberal and Progressive Synagogues (ULPS)
has launched a wide-ranging environmental audit,
focusing on climate change and forest conservation.
audit was designed to determine how to decrease the
environmental impact of synagogues, other communal
buildings and the domestic and business activities of
individual members. The results are helping the ULPS
create targets for CO2 reduction within the community.
The ULPS has joined buyers groups including WWF's Forest
and Trade Network, and has committed the synagogues to
buying only FSC products.
A key part of the
programme is promoting environmental education,
awareness and advocacy through its network of auditors,
synagogue magazines and religious schools.
accounts for about one quarter of the United Kingdom's
Jewish community, as well as associated communities in
Ireland and Luxembourg.