Balancing Planet Needs

At Peacehaven, the health of people and the land are not separate.  There are two dimensions to environmental sustainability. Natural resources are preserved through gardening and farming methods  that allow for the production of crops and livestock in a way that does not damage the land.  The human impact on the environment is largely driven by human consumption.  Peacehaven will seek to mitigate its carbon footprint through the use of green building technologies and the efficient use of energy, water, and natural resources in all of its programs. 

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Examples of natural resource sustainability practices:

  • Installation of raised beds in the garden facilitates early detection of pests and diseases and better manual weed control and enhances organic farming production.
  • The practice of crop rotation improves the health of the soil and produces a healthy garden.
  • Animals are managed in ways that mimic nature and serve to heal the land.

Examples of management of human consumption:

  • Solar voltaic panels will offset the energy needs of our residential homes.
  • Our homes will be designed to minimize energy demands.
  • Community practices include composting, re-use and recycling.