Environmental sustainability is the ability to maintain an ecological balance in our planet’s natural environment and conserve natural resources to support the wellbeing of current and future generations.
Climate change presents a variety of complex environmental, social, and economic challenges for countries across the globe. In recent decades, the consequences of climate change have become increasingly apparent—from rising global temperatures and more extreme droughts to strengthening tropical storms, destructive wildfires, and divesting floods.
When you take a walk through the farm of Adventure, you will see people working on the fields . You will see them manually weeding rows of beans, you will see them carefully planting potatoes, cabbage, onions, carrots, or beets on some plots, while collecting harvested crops as animal feeder. Every inch of the land is utilized for producing food for the restaurant, selling and animals.
In an effort to reduce our environmental footprint, we shifted to renewable energy sources. We are taking an increasingly circular approach to materials management. This not only means increasing the use of recycled content, but also responsibly sourcing materials for operations, products, and packaging.
Innovative environmental sustainability solutions allows us to measure, record, and report carbon emissions across our supply chain. This allows us to reduce our impact, gain efficiencies, and make lasting changes.
At Adventure Farm we are committed to environmental sustainability. We are working to reduce our overall water consumption—and have set goals to be water positive within the next years. We have set up water catchment system that will help us collect rain water which is then used in the kitchen & in the farm for irrigation.
While it is clear that not everyone can become a subsistence farmer and agriculture needs to supply increasing amounts of food to growing populations at low prices, it is also clear that it cannot be achieved in the highly industrial and damaging manner it has been doing in the last few decades.
At adventure farm we offer regenerative farming courses that apply to organic and sustainable farming to promote a good and safe environment for all species. Joining us you’ll be taught sustainable agriculture practices and farming methods which are:
Hydroponics & Aquaponics
Another way we increase our sustainability efforts is by advocating for policies that support the cause. This includes policies designed to help reduce carbon emissions, advance zero-carbon energy, effectively manage ecosystems, practice circular economy & increase water access, availability, and quality.
Nature is critical to our survival: nature provides us with our oxygen, regulates our weather patterns, pollinates our crops, produces our food, feed and fiber. But it is under increasing stress. Human activity has altered almost 75 per cent of the earth’s surface, squeezing wildlife and nature into an ever-smaller corner of the planet.
It found that the health of ecosystems on which we and all other species depend is deteriorating more rapidly than ever, affecting the very foundations of our economies, livelihoods, food security, health and quality of life worldwide.
Deforestation and desertification – caused by human activities and climate change – pose major challenges to sustainable development and have affected the lives and livelihoods of millions of people. Forests are vitally important for sustaining life on Earth, and play a major role in the fight against climate change. And investing in land restoration is critical for improving livelihoods, reducing vulnerabilities, and reducing risks for the economy.
The health of our planet also plays an important role in the emergence of zoonotic diseases, i.e. diseases that are transmissible between animals and humans. As we continue to encroach on fragile ecosystems, we bring humans into ever-greater contact with wildlife, enabling pathogens in wildlife to spill over to livestock and humans, increasing the risk of disease emergence and amplification.