Thursday, September 29, 2011

In-Sync Exotics Goes Green!

At In-Sync Exotics, we never know what new challenges lies ahead of us. For the most part, we spend the majority of our efforts on animal-related issues, so it came as a surprise to us when we recently learned from a city inspector that it was time to change our water waste management procedures.

Since we want to comply with all environmental regulations and find ways to reduce In-Sync Exotics’ operational expenses, we came up with a plan that will help us clean and reuse our waste water.  This plan, once implemented, will help In-Sync Exotics conserve water and reduce our water bills by $500-$600 per month!

Here’s how the plan works:

Water waste from the animal enclosures will be captured into a large tank.  The water will then travel through three large filter tanks before emptying into a clean water tank.  This water can then be used again to clean out the animals’ enclosures and water our landscaping!

Even our commissary water waste system will be upgraded.  We plan to install a Big Dipper that will automatically remove 99.6% fats, oils, and grease from the water before it enters the drainage system, depositing the waste into safe containers for simple rendering and removal away from the premise.  This procedure will extend the life of our septic tank system.

Needless to say, the price tag for our latest challenge will cost In-Sync Exotics approximately $16-18k.  To make these environmental friendly changes, we will need to purchase several pumps, numerous tanks (at $1000 per tank), Dipper ($3k), gravel, piping, and pay for equipment rental plus labor costs.  If anyone has any information regarding environmental/conservation grant awards to help us off-set the cost of this new program, please contact Lynn Travis or myself!

I know in the last few months we have been asking for donations pertaining to variety of special projects, in the hopes that one particular project speaks to the hearts and minds of our donors—I hope this particular challenge speaks to you today. For you see, without proper water management, we will not be able to comply with the environmental regulation changes.  If you can make a contribution, no matter how large or small, to our latest water challenge, then please visit our donation web page.  I cannot thank you enough for supporting our mission to care for our precious exotic wild cats (and Nugget, of course)!

Warm Regards,

Vicky Keahey
President, CEO
In-Sync Exotics
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