Taking After Our Veggies.
If our veggies are going to do their part for the world, it only seems right that we do the same. Ever since we opened our doors, we’ve looked for ways to work smarter, all in hopes of doing good for our people, community and planet. Implementing environmentally friendly practices is something we take great pride in. Here are just a few ways we’re showing Mother Nature some much deserved respect.
Bringing the Sunshine Inside
We revamped our plant lighting from white light to warm light, improving light quality for everyone (warm light acts as natural sunlight), while eliminating the need for increased lighting – and the energy it would require. The plant lighting is also on a motion sensor so we’re not using energy when we don’t need it.
Lighting isn’t the only way we’re conserving resources. Converting Lightlife’s steam heat pasteurization process to a hot water system decreases water usage and brings significant energy reduction.
Local farmers have always been the beneficiaries of our rich and natural compost. Much of our organic waste is composted to grow veggies, grain and flowers for others.
Wearing Smaller Shoes
We’re reducing our carbon footprint in a way that supports developing communities. Working with The Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF), our emission offsets help bring solar power – and the health & educational benefits that come with a reliable energy – to developing countries.