From solar panels, to wind turbines, to carbon sequestration, our pastures are home to it all.
We’re making greater strides for a smaller footprint.
“Food is one of society’s key sensitivities to climate.”* The very nature of our business is threatened by a changing climate. By lessening the impact of our processes on our earth, the greater impact we will make on our lives.
Food and agriculture sectors contribute substantially to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
- Over the past 50 years, GHG emissions resulting from ‘Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use’ (AFOLU) have nearly doubled, and projections suggest a further increase by 2050
- The sector produces an estimated 24 percent of total global GHG emissions**
- Climate change will affect food production, food security and nutrition
- The increasing variability of precipitation and frequency of droughts and floods are likely to reduce crop yields in general
Our member farms lock up literally tons of carbon from the atmosphere—a critical benefit of our sustainable approach to generating energy, running our operations, and producing the food you eat.
It’s clear our climate is changing; we are clear about taking responsibility to accelerate positive change towards a healthier planet for all.
*Quote from Nicola Ranger of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment