Climate change has challenged our society to adopt practices and technologies to cut fossil fuels, reduce emissions, and live more sustainably.
Here at Barstow’s Longview Farm, a Vanguard anaerobic digester captures the methane from food waste and cow manure. The system provides renewable electricity to 1,600 local homes, heats the family farmhouses, diverts food waste from landfills, reduces farm odor, minimizes chemical fertilizer use, improves soil health and crop yields, and reduces our carbon hoofprint by 85 percent. According to the Enviornmental Protection Agency, U.S. agriculture contributes 9 percent of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. Half comes from animal production, the other half from crop farming. If we did away with animal agriculture, there would be only a 2.6 percent reduction in total emissions. Why so little? More >>