Seeking ways to reduce the effects of the Climate Crisis by making better use of our resources
ASSOCIA GREEN AWARD 2022
The 2022 Associa Green Award has been granted to Sand River Cohousing for our commitment to sustainable living. This honor, which includes a $2500 stipend to be used for future green projects, is based on the following initiatives we have undertaken in the last two years:
“When people ask me where my roots are, I look down at my feet and see the roots of my soul grasping the Earth.”
— Rudolfo Anaya
"A land ethic expands the definition of “community” to include not only humans but all of the other parts of the Earth as well—soils, waters, plants, and animals ... Care for people cannot be separated from care for the land."
— Aldo Leopold
NEW COMMON HOUSE CISTERN 2022
In late September 2022, the Climate Mitigation Group, in collaboration with the Buildings, Grounds, and Security Team completed the tank installation phase of a project the Group conceived and researched for the purpose of increasing water capture from the common house roof. Two 1000-gallon cisterns were previously installed to harvest water from the common house south roof in 2017. The new 500-gallon tank adds 25% storage capacity to the overall system. Estrada Development LLC came in mid-October to gutter and downspout runoff from the north roof to the cisterns and plumb the receiving tank.
Thanks to Jill, Karen, Mary, along with the rest of the Climate Mitigation Group, Frank of the Buildings, Grounds, and Security Team, and our groundskeeper Jimmy.