This resource was created by Carl Cucchiara, Von Scully, and Kate Reilly.
Sustainability September will highlight how Duke Farms serves as a model of environmental stewardship and ways that you can infuse practices in your home, community, and workplace that encourage a cleaner greener life for generations to come while also combating climate change.
“We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.”
- Foreword, A Sand County Almanac
In 1993, an organization called the US Green Building Council was formed to establish a standard for what constitutes a "green building". The council established a baseline for virtually all building types, taking many factors into consideration: energy efficiency, generation of less waste, and water conservation, to name a few. There are currently four levels of verification evaluated by LEED that qualify a building for LEED certification.