Temple Shalom has a special relationship with not only its neighborhood, but also the natural world in which it exists. In the past, Temple adopted a nearby creek and cleaned up the surrounding area. Also, congregants had sponsored the purchase of high-efficiency LED light bulbs to replace all the lighting in the building.

Recently, Temple received funding through the Montgomery County Watershed Restoration Outreach Grant Program, sponsored by the Chesapeake Bay Trust. The grant helps to reduce water run-off with permeable pavers and a rain garden.