September 6, 2013 — We’ve all heard the litany of environmental challenges facing the world today – climate change, deforestation, biodiversity loss, pollution and on and on. It’s enough to make the most hopeful among us think we’re headed toward a future filled with doom and gloom.
But a nonprofit in the northwestern U.S. is trying to change the narrative.
Olympia, Wash.–based Climate Solutions — an organization focused on “accelerating practical and profitable solutions” to climate change — launched the Solutions Stories video series in 2011 to highlight clean energy success stories in action and to show how clean energy projects sprouting up across Washington and Oregon have the potential to change the region’s economy – and beyond. To date the nonprofit has produced 16 videos on a range of topics, including electric vehicles, waste to energy and wind power.
In the video above we see how a multigenerational, family-owned dairy taps the latest energy-saving and clean energy-producing technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save money while still producing high-quality products.
As Stephanie Gibson-Hawkes, general manager of Lochmead Dairy, says in the intro regarding sustainability, “It’s just something we’ve always believed in as a family, to do right by the environment… You have to take care of it if it’s going to be here for the next generation.”
Climate Solutions plans to expand the geographic scope of the videos while taking a closer look at people and projects leading the drive toward a clean energy economy.
Says Climate Solutions communications associate Bobby Hayden, “We hope to use the Solutions Stories videos as a bridge to galvanize support from decision makers and others to build and grow a clean energy economy in the Northwest.”