Boulder JCC Focuses on a Sustainable Chanukah

The Boulder JCC is spotlighting ways to make your Chanukah and holiday season more sustainable. There will be programs, social media posts, articles in this publication, information on our website, and a few fun surprises to help support you in learning about what you can do to make a difference!

Did you know Americans generate 25% more waste during the holiday season? In the City of Boulder and nationally, a major part of our carbon footprint is generated by our consumption and waste.

Our first program in the Chanukah sustainability series is a film screening of “The Story of Stuff” with a discussion led The Story of Stuffby Hazon’s Becky O’Brien. Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel taught that “Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement…Get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted.” Yet, we take things for granted every day!

The Story of Stuff” will open our eyes to the underside of our production and consumption patterns and make the connection between our shopping habits and a number of environmental and social issues. Once we grasp what it takes to produce our stuff, we can then really fully appreciate it.

Let’s use this holiday season–the height of American consumption–to explore the issues, and share experiences, ideas, frustrations, and successes on the road to a life with more of what matters: a sustainable world. Register here to join the conversation with Becky O’Brien and watch the film, “The Story of Stuff” on Tuesday, December 1 at 12:00 pm.

Other programs in the series include:
Green Gift Giving with Rosie Briggs, Eco-Cycle
Homemade Applesauce with Milk and Honey Farmers
Homemade Candlemaking with Mitten Lowe

Make sure to follow the Boulder JCC on Facebook and Instagram and find daily tips now through Chanukah on having a more sustainable holiday season. Commit to making a change this season through Hazon’s new personal Brit program.

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