What challenges face Oakhurst in 2011 and beyond? How do Oakhurst’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions through operation changes help address the challenges?
The Natural Resources Defense Council’s November 2007 Report stated, “Although there are some exceptions, in most cases, locally produced food proves the best choice for minimizing global warming and other pollutants.
Another study showed that when you combined all locally grown food, it still produced less carbon dioxide emissions in transport than any one imported product.
The effects of this pollution on our health may be reflected in high rates of asthma and other respiratory symptoms, as well as increased school absence days for children.” How does Oakhurst’s sustainable business model help support the Natural Resources Defense Council’s findings that buying locally helps Maine farmers and the environment?