Sustainability at Greenshire
Sustainability is a natural occurrence, and fortunately the world has successfully sustained itself for eons. Sustainability is the capacity to naturally endure while ecologically maintaining biologically diverse systems.
Humankind living in balance with these natural systems is also an imperative aspect of sustainability. From living in harmony with nature, we as earth beings can develop the potential for long term well-being. However, with the present man-made imbalances of many of Earth’s ecological systems, sustainability has become a wide-range concern.
At Greenshire we continue to incorporate into each of our projects a cooperation with nature. We take into consideration the use of natural resources and sustainability, while realizing that we can and do have a major impact on and around the Greenshire campus.
Intentional examples of sustainability on the Greenshire campus include:
- The Biodynamic garden which uses only natural and organic materials and is designed to work in conjunction with the earth’s energies.
- The use of natural herbicides and insecticides.
- The use of a gravel drive and parking area to allow rain water to percolate into the earth.
- As we remodel our building, we are planning to include a green roof and a composting or incinerating toilet; we are also researching the use of solar energy.
- We maintain a conscious effort to remain organic and to use natural materials to the greatest extent possible.
- Greenshire continues to explore new and visionary ways to sustain our beautiful campus and to set examples of sustainability for the communities around us.
During a broadcast discussion on extinction of animals and plants, one person commented, “God put everything on this earth for us to use as we wish: clearing the forests, hunting and fishing to extinction, using up resources. This is His problem, not ours.”
There are so many viewpoints of our natural ecosystems here on Earth, and how humankind is involved in the support or destruction of this balance. When we hear comments such as this, when people feel separate from their earth home and counter the laws of nature in such caustic and unconscious ways, we realize that there is an urgent need for sustainability education through teaching and through example. Instead of sitting back and watching our earth being compromised, Greenshire is in the forefront in creating various aspects of sustainability.
You are invited to join Greenshire’s efforts in promoting sustainability. You can become involved in one of our projects, or donate money to help support our programs. Contact us to help make a difference!