New Electric Vehicle for Land Management

Amy Alstad Care for the Earth, Natural Resources Leave a Comment

Amy Alstad & Cortez Mitchell posing with the keys to the new electric vehicle.

Caring for the Earth gets one step cleaner, one step greener

On December 10th, we purchased an electric Polaris Ranger UTV.  This electric vehicle will be used almost daily on the trails and grounds at Holy Wisdom for numerous land care tasks. It replaces our previous diesel-powered UTV. 

The biggest appeal of switching to electric is having the ability to power the vehicle entirely from electricity produced on-site by our solar panels.  Additional benefits include lower maintenance costs and particulate emissions, as well as much lower noise pollution to promote a contemplative atmosphere and the Benedictine value of silence.

Thank you to RENEW Wisconsin, who supported this purchase through their Electric Vehicles for Good grant program.  Matching funds came from generous donations to Holy Wisdom Monastery’s Care for the Earth fund.

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