Green Lantern Solar and Bee the Change have joined forces on a second New Haven solar project to plant and maintain pollinator-friendly ground cover.
The roughly 4.5 acre site will feature dozens of species of plants designed to attract species of pollinator insects and other beneficial bird species.
“The accelerating rate of species loss is a crisis that threatens our future food security. The most forward-thinking solar developers, like the team at Green Lantern, are seizing the opportunity to make their land doubly useful, addressing pollinator habitat loss and climate change.”Dr. Mike Kiernan, who started Bee the Change.
Green Lantern plants a pollinator-friendly mix of clover at most of its sites as ground cover, but decided it was time to work with Bee the Change again given how well the first New Haven site has fared.
“It’s a no-brainer for us. Solar projects that encourage agricultural use benefit the landowner and the environment. The upside of integrating renewable energy projects into Vermont’s agricultural landscape is incontrovertible.”Green Lantern director of Development Sam Carlson.