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Feeling renewed

April 08, 2015   By Jessica Yourko in Green Power

Instead of a big family gathering last weekend with tons of casseroles, decadent desserts and millions of dyed eggs, we did things a little differently. Without much encouragement, my family agreed to spend the entire day on my husband's family farm just getting back to our roots.

We played in the dirt, fished in the pond and were chased by the chickens. The sun was shining, the weather was warm, the flowers were blooming, and the bees were humming everywhere. I guess you could say it was a storybook kind of day.

Luckily, several baby goats made their grand appearance just before we arrived. Seeing the full circle of life — watching the new kids waiting for their mother to feed them, the new moms dutifully standing guard over their offspring and the older goats grazing in the field — made me think about how important caring for our natural habitat really is.

Like moms of all species trying to protect their young, Santee Cooper also places a high priority on protecting the surrounding areas where we live. Not only do we pride ourselves on providing low cost, reliable electricity and water with excellent customer service, we also strive to be a steward of the environment. We want to leave a deserving legacy to our young.

Using less of our non-renewable resources and looking for alternative purposes and uses for the renewable ones is just part of what we do. By repurposing solar, landfill gas and wind, Santee Cooper reduces the demand on our non-renewable resources thereby working to increase our energy independence.

Check out our Green Power program to learn how you can help us preserve the environment for this and future generations.

Life is what we make it. Let's make it renewable.