We try very hard to minimize our effect on the environment.
In remodeling an older building, we reused not just the building, but many things in it. Many things got a new and “improved” uses. Fruit tables are not, or becoming, exam tables or play tables. Icebox panels are sound insulation in the kennels. Displays were cleaned and reused. Tables have new uses.
We put fluorescent lights in all fixtures except treatment spotlights, surgery lights, and places we needed the “wasted” heat. Even the chandeliers have the short fluorescent and LED spotlights.
We also used recycled floor tile for all treatment areas. We reused newspaper in some of our cages. (Most cages are the newest design that has drains built in.) We recycle our numerous soda cans and reusable prescription bottles. (None with anything toxic or hazardous)
In short, we are very aware of our carbon footprint and try to minimize it for the benefit of all of us.
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