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Kerr-Cole Sustainable Living Center

Vision Statement

We envision a future where humans live sustainably and in harmony with the natural world in a fashion that fosters social and economic justice. We believe the path to a meaningful and enriching life can and should be built on processes that will secure the foundations of our civilizations in the millennia to come.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to educate individuals and families to integrate sustainable living methods into their lives. Our focus is on: solar cooking and food drying; renewable energy; organic gardening; and other technologies and practices relating to the home environment. The center is committed to on-going research, development and testing of these methods, and to the sharing of this knowledge locally and globally. We demonstrate that living responsibly goes hand-in-hand with a physically and spiritually fulfilling lifestyle.


In scientific terms, sustainability is defined as a system that can renew itself indefinitely.  Sustainable living implies maintaining the balance between the needs of the people, nature's other species, and the future generations of both.  It means practicing a lifestyle that protects resources for ourselves and our decedents.

This does not say that all resources will be available for all time. Mankind will certainly run out of fossil fuels, but for practical purposes sunlight will be available forever. It does mean that we must do things such as minimize resource use, employ renewables, maintain and restore ecosystems and preserve the sacred beauty of the land.


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