August 8, 2022, Adrian, Michigan – With the delivery of an electric lawn mower, the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse Campus took the first step in using more sustainable, electric vehicles in its work on facilities and grounds. “This really marks the first step in our sustainability efforts on moving away from gas vehicles and gas engines and gas mowers to something that’s more sustainable, something that’s electric that we can charge off of, eventually, our solar grid,” said Joel Henricks, Director of Facilities and Grounds. The electric mower is part of a long-time effort by the Adrian Dominican Sisters to live sustainably on their Motherhouse Campus in Adrian. Other efforts over the years include a field of solar arrays; a solar panel carport; a Permaculture garden ; and the installation of brighter and more efficient LED lighting in the campus buildings. These initiatives are an effort to live out the Congregation’s 2016 Enactment on Sustainability . Watch the video of the arrival of the electric lawn mower below. Featured photo: R.J. Hauenstein, a Co-worker in Campus Facilities and Grounds, tests out the new electric mower.