Just when you think you have nothing in common with someone you actually do it’s the EARTH.
With sustainability on the forefront of so many people’s minds these days, we thought it would be great to show you some of our own efforts that we pursue environmentally and ecologically.
Over the years we have had many additions that not only make us more efficient, but also more green. We currently house two large sets of solar panels which have contributed to taking 500, 000 pounds of CO2 out of our breathing air to date. Two large silos are housed on the main Sunrise property catching rain water and storing it so we are able to water our plants both in the greenhouses and fields without touching the city water system. Additional storage of this water is held in our greenhouse basement. Where we can then treat (naturally derived treatment protocol), reuse and recycle our water thanks to our trough style tables found throughout the greenhouses. No waste here, thanks!
In addition, it has been a long term goal to become 100% biological in the growing of our plants. This means we do not use pesticides or other harmful chemicals that can pollute us and our environment making us a bee friendly facility.
Working to better our environment takes more than us alone, so we make sure to join forces with partners like the Ontario Farm Environmental Coalition.
Rain water retention & recycling.