Solar ArrayWith solar panels, Henderson synagogue reaches out to a higher power. Congregation Ner Tamid unveiled its new solar power project, expected to save over $2 million in energy costs over the next 25 years by covering about 75% of its energy needs. Of the $1.6 million project, $1.29 million was rebated from NV Energy, and the congregation raised the remaining $277,000 to cover the costs. The energy savings is equivalent to planting 33,000 trees and is in concert with the Jewish holiday dedicated to planting trees and preserving the environment. The article was published in the Las Vegas Sun.

About the Author: Lauren Boitel

Lauren Boitel is the Executive Director of ImpactNV, a statewide sustainability NGO convener and coalition builder that drives systemic change around economic, environmental, and social sustainability in the Silver State. Lauren has 12 years of experience as a Sustainability Professional in Southern Nevada and teaches Sustainability & Entrepreneurship for the Lee Business School at UNLV.