The Sustainable Prisons Project

by Christopher Paul on May 20, 2011

The Sustainable Prisons Project looks to connect environmentally progressive initiatives with state penitentiaries.

“Operating in four of the state’s 15 prisons, the Sustainable Prisons Project has guest lectures and hands-on workshops for inmates on everything from green building to sustainable agriculture; reduces the environmental impact of the prisons themselves with water conservation, organic farms, apiaries, and composting programs; and gives inmates opportunities to work on conservation programs that improve the ecosystem beyond the prison walls.”

The results have been very positive. Not only has it helped save electricity, water, and fuel costs, it’s given the inmates more meaningful, “therapeutic” work. It’s so successful, countries around the world are looking to implement similar programs.

The Sustainable Prisons Project: Connecting Inmates with Nature – GOOD

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