Method Products says it plans to replenish 6 million gallons of groundwater each year through a watershed management project in partnership with the Nature Conservancy, targeting 30 million gallons of groundwater recharge over five years.
Method’s goal is to protect water in the Great Lakes’ watershed and improve water quality throughout the area with this program, which offers incentives to farmers to increase groundwater recharge.
In addition to the groundwater recharge project, Method is working to protect the water in the Great Lakes by installing bioswales in its manufacturing facility where storm water is captured and filtered back into the ground rather than burdening the city’s storm water system. Method’s manufacturing facility is scheduled to open in early 2015.
Method last month announced a partnership with urban farming company Gotham Greens to build what they say is the world’s largest rooftop farm at Method’s new manufacturing plant in Chicago.