Temple Beth Elohim is among local places of worship going green in a big way, according to this Boston Globe story. Among other things, the temple seeks to use solar power to keep a religious symbol called the Eternal Light beaming. From the story:
In Wellesley, Temple Beth Elohim is set to start a $30 million green construction project, said Harriet Warshaw, president of the synagogue.
“We’re commanded to take care of the earth,” said Warshaw. “Being sustainable is a core value within Judaism so we really wanted to have the building reflect that value. Every major decision was always looked at through the lens of sustainability.”