JTA — the Global News Service of the Jewish People — has announced theÂ First Annual Green Beanie Awards, a competition to find the most innovative or impactful green initiatives at Jewish organizations and synagogues around the globe. Submissions can be made online until Friday, Jan. 23 at:Â jta.org/greenbeanie.Â All you need to provide is a few paragraphs on your initiative, and you can also include links to photos or video.Â
Entries will be evaluated by Nigel Savage and Barbara Lerman-Golomb from Hazon, Nina Beth Cardin from the Coalition for the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL), and Adam Berman from the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center.Â
The top ten intiatives will be featured in Eco Jews:Â Traditions and Trends in Jewish Environmentalism, a special section on JTA.org beginning Feb. 1, in celebration of Tu B’Shevat.Â The best project chosen by the team of judges will also receive $360, courtesy of Hazon.Â
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