Campaign to Go Green – Using Solar Energy.
What does it mean for our dairy to have 90 to 100% solar energy. That is the question we ask in our mission to become sustainable. When Michael and I discuss having solar energy we think of the dairy becoming financially stable. Utility costs to run walk in refrigerators, freezers, lights, heating, air conditioning, well pump, milking pumps etc. is one of the top 3 main costs of our dairy. When we think about what we could save in energy, we are inspired that we could actually employ another member of our community full time at the dairy. Using solar energy also means that the dairy becomes more earth friendly by releasing fewer carbons.
By building just 2 independent solar stands we could provide more shade for our dairy goats. It is exciting that installing solar energy could actually help our goats against the harsh weather.
With your support in our fund raising campaign we step closer to having a longer sustainable future. By saving money we can embark on our next goal to have our own fodder system. A system to grow 2/3 of the feed consumed by our animals. This entails growing barely sprouts which can be organic and non – gmo.
Looking back we first had a vision to have an artisan goat dairy that produces quality award winning cheeses. Now as we move forward with our award winning pcheese we want to become Earth Friendly, Go Green, and Become more sustainable.
We hope that you will join us and support us in our venture. We want to acknowledge Positive Energy to helping us develop this campaign and Edible Santa Fe.