- Sustainable agriculture- In 2010, The Mountain started the Many Hands PEACE Farm at the base of the property. Over an acre in size, the Farm will provide educational opportunities around farming and food choices. The Mountain uses sustainable farming techniques in order to withdraw fewer resources than the environment can replenish and to avoid irreversible erosion.
- Composting- In order to reduce The Mountain’s contribution to the local waste stream, food scraps from the Dining Hall kitchen are collected and composted at our on-site composting structures. The finished compost is used as a soil conditioner for The Mountain’s farm.
- Water conservation- We conserve water through the use of water-saving toilets and showerheads and through the recent installation of waterless urinals in some of our public restrooms. Most of our toilets use approximately one quart of water per flush! Also, our farm uses a drip system to irrigate the majority of the crops.
- Recycling- Recycling receptacles are placed in multiple locations around The Mountain and all visitors and staff are asked to use them. The Mountain’s physical plant recycles everything the local solid waste authorities will take, including cardboard and metals of all kinds. Whenever possible, obsolete equipment and construction materials are separated and recycled.