Two HoCo business people were featured in this article by Meredith Cohn in The Sun today. Brian Hughes who runs Shaw Farm CSA, a community supported agriculture farm in Columbia near Atholton High School, and Stan Sersen who runs the Green Building Institute were both profiled in the story about the 4oth anniversary of Earth Day.
Shaw Farms is not as large at the 100 acre Buckland Farm CSA in Pennsylvania that was recently featured in HowChow but it is a lot closer and apparently fairly popular as well. HowChow reports that it is sold out of its memberships for this year but adds that you can still get on their mailing list.
Stan Sersen, who was our guest on “and then there’s that…” last week, heads up the Green Building Institute which is housed in a converted farmhouse in Jessup called the Enviro Center. The building was hailed as “an example of sustainability.”
“Rain water is captured and reused, and construction materials are all reused or repurposed. Energy for lighting and air conditioning mostly comes from the sun through solar panels or tubes and the rest comes from the wind.”
These budding green initiatives by private businesses in HoCo add a good deal to the county’s growing green cred in the state.