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JFarm UMD brings students together to celebrate Jewish birthday of trees

By Ryan Lander For the Mitzpeh @RyanlanderUMD JFarm UMD, the Jewish environmental group at this university, hosted a Tu B’Shevat Seder meditative session for students at Hillel Saturday. Tu B’Shevat is the celebration of the birthday of the trees. It also is considered a day to celebrate ecological awareness.  While JFarm UMD hosted the ...

Tu B’Shevat good reminder to be kind to environment

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58 Every year, Jews celebrate Tu B’Shevat sometime in the middle of the winter to celebrate the new year for trees.  The holiday’s date is determined by the Jewish calendar, and falls on the 15th of Shevat, as its name indicates. However, this is often the most easily forgotten Jewish holiday as ...

Hillel Ditches Polystyrene Dishes In Favor of Compostables, Recyclables

By Senaya Savir, staff writer, @SenayaSavir Following the trend of the eco-friendly initiative at this university, Maryland Hillel switched from polystyrene plates to more environmentally safe plates and cups this semester. Even though these recyclables won’t necessarily be recycled, Allison Buchman, director of operations at Hillel, ...

Hillel dining not environmentally friendly like other campus diners

By Jacob Schaperow   Three hundred and seventy cubic feet. That’s about how much polystyrenewaste is generated by students on the Hillel dining plan each week. Polystyrene is the plastic foam used to make the plates and cups students on the Hillel meal plan become accustomed to using, and 370 cubic feet is enough solid waste to ...