Uplands PEAK Animal Sanctuary, Solar Project
The Uplands PEAK Sanctuary in Salem, Indiana, rescues and rehabilitates abused and neglected farm animals that have been raised for food. The Sanctuary is currently home to seven pigs and four goats and provides a place where people can build compassionate relationships with animals while learning about unethical practices in animal-based food production.
Through their educational outreach, Uplands PEAK helps visitors and nearby community members make more compassionate choices in their personal lives.
Working together, Joan Little and Uplands PEAK co-founder Mark Pruitt are currently retrofitting the barn and surrounding property with solar panels. Converting to a renewable energy source will ultimately further the sanctuary’s goal of promoting sustainable living practices to visitors and nearby communities, as well as helping to reduce the costs of running and maintaining the facilities.
GRANT AWARD DATE: October 15, 2015