Greening Your Simcha

Our Guide to Environmentally Friendly Choices for Events and Parties

Our Temple Beth Shalom community congratulates you on your upcoming simcha. The Shomrei Adamah (Guardians of the Earth) Committee has put together this guide with creative and practical ideas for reducing waste as you plan your event. Click on each item in the index below to view the corresponding section. This guide is meant to be interactive and to expand with your input and feedback! Please email [email protected] if you have a question, comment, or great idea for greening a simcha, or if you notice outdated information or contacts. Thanks!

Introduction
Donating Leftovers
  List of local soup kitchens
Invitations
  Electronic Invitations
  If You Are Using Paper Invitations
Gifts
  Gift Registry
  Donations
  Socially Responsible Gifts
  Wrapping
  Thank You Gifts
Clothing and Kippot
  Shopping for Clothing
  Donating your Dress
  Kippot
Centerpieces
  Greener Centerpieces
  Centerpieces to Donate
Paper and Plastic Products
  Reduce and Reuse
  Recycle
  Minimizing What Gets Thrown Away
Notes