The decline of Earth’s biodiversity and the need for sustainability practices mandates that we need a new approach to conservation that conveys to people of all walks of the crucial interdependence of plants, animals, people, and the environment.
This challenge is too urgent and too large for any single organization, government, or discipline to tackle alone. We need pragmatic approaches and new partnerships among biological and social scientists, government and industry professionals, and citizens to reinforce and protect the intrinsic value of biodiversity, and garner support for sustainable use.
What does Layne Labs do to help?
Our conservation philosophy is rather simple in nature; live cleaner. Our facility, in its twelfth year of full production at our Huasna Valley location, has achieved an ambitious 96% waste recycle goal.
Situated on 32 acres, we try to keep our footprint to a minimum, leaving room for the red tail hawks, falcons, raccoons, skunks, king snakes, coyotes, and numerous other creatures that live here.
In order to improve our energy independence, in 2015 we installed a 135kW solar power system. This has drastically cut our need for energy from “the grid” and allowed us to run a cleaner facility.
What can you do?
That’s up to you, and here are some ways you can get started.
Conserve. Take a look around the places you spend most time and make a quick note of things that you use and throw away that either don’t need to be used or thrown away. Everything from paper plates to lights left on contribute to unnecessary waste.
Save water. Water is one of the most valuable resources on earth. It is also one of the resources that is easiest to save and conserve on a regular basis. Practice water conservation by turning off the tap while you brush your teeth or while you soap in the shower. Take the practice one step further by saving run off from your sink or rain to water flower and plants at home.
Recycle whatever you can. Recycling is one of the best methods of conservation there is. You can begin by participating in your city or town’s recycling programs which probably accept plastics, glass and paper.