Environmental sustainability has always been a value here in the peaceful woods. Over the years we’ve implemented a number of practices to improve Camp in that area. Below you’ll find a list of some of the ways we currently practice environmental sustainability at Friedenswald.
We spent September 2016 – April 2017 creating the “Camp Friedenswald Resilience and Sustainability Plan 2022”. We are excited to share the aspirations we have as a result of this plan, and will communicate our journey on this page. To see an overview of our goals, check out this document. If you would like to print a booklet of the overview, check out this document.
Environmental Sustainability Practices at Camp
Composting our food waste from the dining hall
Completing a number of ecological restoration projects to enhance biodiversity, control invasive plant species, and help protect specific endangered species like the Mitchell satyr butterfly and the eastern massasauga rattlesnake
Read blog posts about our prairie fen and about our habitat restoration efforts.
Raising pigs on site and feeding them dining hall leftovers
Recyling plastic, cardboard, paper, glass, and metal
Reducing trash by NOT using disposable cups, stir sticks, or creamer cups in the main dining hall area
Reducing trash and unhealthy food consumption by NOT selling candy or drinks at Camp Store during summer camps
Changing most of our lighting over to LEDs or efficient T8 bulbs
Installing occupancy sensors for lighting in many areas
Setting thermostats to have maximum and minimum temperature settings in new and newly renovated buildings
Staff often use bicycles and walking for transportation around and to and from Camp.
The majority of outside lighting on buildings is dark sky lighting, which avoids light pollution at night.
Stay posted for news about Camp’s journey in this area. Let us know if you have ideas or thoughts about steps forward! Email [email protected] for more information or to give your feedback.