Environmental Stewardship at ACNW
The Audubon Center of the North Woods has made it a top priority to ‘walk the walk’ in demonstrating environmental stewardship and have implemented a wide variety of renewable energy sources and energy conservation measures. Through grants, creative thinking and generous help and teamwork, we have reduced our carbon footprint with extensive energy conservation improvements and a variety of green energy sources including a geoexchange heat pump system, solar PV arrays, solar hot water heating, solar air heat, and a wind generator.
With these changes, the Center has drastically reduced its dependence of fossil fuel sources of energy and proudly sets an example of what can be done to lessen our human impact of this earth. A philosophy and culture of environmental stewardship is common throughout all of our programs, classes, office and food service practices, maintenance procedures and land management plans.
Energy Star Rating
We are very proud of the Energy Star
qualification the Center achieved in 2011.
To learn more about
our energy conservation initiatives:
- Download our Energy Conservation & Renewable Energy Systems brochure – a building-by-building breakdown of all improvements
- Visit our Renewable Energy and Green Initiatives pages – learn more about the renewable energy technologies implemented here, our partnership in TLFAST, and the various sustainability initiatives in place at the Center
- Arrange for an energy tour or class for your group – just submit an online Inquiry Form or call us at 888-404-7743
- Or just stop by, walk our trails and read the in-depth interpretive signs about our renewable energy systems
The system grows as we find the money to invest. If you can help us in our quest to be a zero carbon site, contact us to make a stewardship-designated donation – 888-404-7743 or