Egg Farmers of Canada just announced the release of their National Environmental Sustainability Tool, or NEST, an innovative online tool that will empower Canadian egg farmers to measure, monitor, and manage the environmental footprint of their own farms.

With the beta version of NEST, farmers are able to perform various sustainability assessments of their farms to understand key drivers of environmental performance. This will include energy and water use.

"With the growing demand and uses of eggs comes the responsibility to produce eggs sustainably, which is why our nation's egg sector and our hard-working egg farmers from coast to coast remain committed to continually improving operations and practices and why we invest in innovation and new tools like NEST. The development of NEST is part of our broader, holistic vision of sustainability. As egg farming continues to grow, enabling more sustainable agriculture will continue to play a central role in securing a strong, prosperous future for the industry and for Canada," - said Tim Lambert, CEO of Egg Farmers of Canada.

The Canadian egg industry has made massive gains to its environmental sustainability over time, with egg production emitting substantially less greenhouse gas and using less water, land, and energy than it did 50 years ago.

However, with NEST, egg farmers can remain at the forefront of implementing green technologies and new innovations.