WRT is Green

WRT is proud to have incorporated sustainable building practices throughout the construction of our campus, as a physical example of one of our congregation’s five pillars: Tikkun Olam (repairing the world). Everywhere our visitors step, look, drink, and breathe, they discover thoughtful choices that make WRT a truly green community. The building and campus have won numerous awards for design and sustainability and is one of the first synagogues in the country to build in accordance with green standards. In 2011, WRT was awarded a Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification.

To further embody the value of Tikkun Olam, WRT is also a Zero Waste facility. We strive to avoid producing any landfill waste through temple activities and work closely with families, caterers, and vendors to use durable (or compostable) serveware, divert all food scraps into our composting program, and recycle.

To learn more about our building and sustainable initiatives, review our Green Facts or email us at zerowaste@wrtemple.org. We hope to partner with you in our efforts to be responsible keepers of our world.