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Jewish Family Service Recognizes Earth Day Agency Partners With Geoscape Solar to Reduce Carbon Footprint

Jewish Family Service is committed to reducing reducing their carbon footprint.

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For more than 50 years, Earth Day has been celebrated to enhance awareness about the environment, conservation and climate change.

Originally developed as a grassroots demonstration to heighten knowledge about toxic drinking water, air pollution, and the effects of pesticides, Earth Day has evolved into a platform that encompasses all aspects of our environment, including energy.

“At Jewish Family Service, we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint through the solar energy system. In 2018, JFS partnered with Geoscape Solar to install panels on the Margate office building’s roof, which would ultimately help reduce our energy needs. Not only would this endeavor benefit the planet by building a more sustainable future, it would also allow JFS to reduce agency operating expenses,” said Andrea Steinberg, JFS Chief Executive Officer.

In the years since installation, JFS’ climate contribution produced 157,000 hours of clean energy, reduced 121 tons of CO2 from the atmosphere, allowed for 1,800 trees to be planted and equated to 280,000 vehicle miles driven taken off the road.

Today, every person can make a difference by doing their part to save the planet. Consider these ideas – ditch paper towels and use a dish towel, donate gently used clothing to thrift stores instead of throwing away, drink tap water in a reusable cup instead of bottle water, bike or walk to work instead of driving, or even install solar panels on your house.

In honor of Earth Day, Geoscape Solar Founders Michael Boches, Jeffrey Chavkin, and Lee Watson presented a virtual film and conversation event on April 22 about climate change and the role solar energy plays in both carbon reduction and economics.

About Jewish Family Service

Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties (JFS) encourages strong families, thriving children, healthy adults, energized seniors and vital communities.

With dozens of program areas, JFS specializes in counseling, mental health services, homeless programs, vocational services, adult and older adult services and also hosts an on-site food pantry.

The agency impacts 8,000 lives throughout Atlantic and Cape May Counties each year.

JFS’ mission is to motivate and empower people to realize their potential and enhance their quality of life.

In keeping with Jewish values and the spirit of tikkun olam (healing the world), JFS provides services with integrity, compassion, respect, and professionalism regardless of their religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age or background.

For more information or to keep up-to-date with JFS events and programs, visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

About Geoscape Solar

After over 13 years in the New Jersey solar energy market, Geoscape Solar has grown into the industry leader for top quality solar installations and customized solar financing solutions.

Geoscape Solar installs and helps finance solar energy systems for commercial properties, non-profit organizations and residential homes. Geoscape solar is known and trusted to design innovative systems that yield maximum output. Geoscape Solar has been named Sun Power’s Top Commercial Regional Producer multiple times and consistently makes Solar Power World’s List of Top 500 Solar Companies.

For more information, visit call 1-877-GEOSUN-1 or like on Facebook

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