This resource was created by Abigal Schmid and Kate Reilly.
“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
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.
How does sustainability impact what kind of pavement you use? An underdog in sustainability in shared spaces is permeable pavement. Permeable pavement is a form of pedestrian or vehicle pathway that allows stormwater to infiltrate through or go around the material, thus absorbing into the soil underneath. The benefits? A reduction in flooding during storms and clean stormwater runoff that is filtered back into the ground. There are many materials that can be used when installing permeable surfaces - permeable pavers, permeable concrete, permeable asphalt, or permeable rubber.