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1406, 2022

Foodtank: Our Healing Begins in the Soil

June 14th, 2022|

Our food and agriculture systems are fundamentally broken. It’s no exaggeration to say that the warming planet, social inequities, and health epidemics bear this out. However, there’s real hope. We can heal ourselves, our communities, and our planet when we begin to participate once again in the creation of healthier food systems.

1006, 2022

Anaerobic Digestion 101: How Vanguard Renewables takes Organic Waste and Makes Renewable Natural Gas

June 10th, 2022|

Vanguard Renewables’ Farm Powered process includes engineers, scientists, and a team of logistics experts to get inedible food and beverage waste to our recycling facilities or to our digesters. Not to mention our farm partners whose dairy cows are producing the manure that gets mixed with inedible food and beverage waste to make the magic happen.

1905, 2022

Catch Vanguard Renewables Chief Sustainability Officer, David Darr, on the latest episode of The Dairy Download podcast

May 19th, 2022|

On the latest episode of The Dairy Download, we speak with two experts with decades of experience helping producers and processors advance their sustainability measures.

404, 2022

Dairy Farmers: How dairy farmers are making milk and cheese more sustainable

April 4th, 2022|

Sustainability has become a priority for brands around the globe, especially for those that understand the value of creating a positive social and environmental impact. Meanwhile, consumers are becoming more selective of the companies they support — intentionally buying from those that are ethical and transparent about their business practices.

2503, 2022

Conquering the Grass Ceiling: Female Farmers Feeding America and the World

March 25th, 2022|

According to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, women are the face of farming globally. Yet in the United States, according to The Female Farmer Project, women operate only 14 percent of farms and control 7 percent of farmland.

2503, 2022

Starbucks Innovates, Tests and Learns from Store Partners to Achieve Waste Goals

March 25th, 2022|

Starbucks invests ahead of the growth curve and innovate by testing new technologies that help us learn how to create the best possible experiences for our partners and customers. This work is being done through collaborative partnerships like our support of the Dairy Net Zero Initiative, Closed Loop Partners and TONZ and the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance.  

1803, 2022

The Woman Who Revolutionized Dairy Farming

March 18th, 2022|

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, it is vital to tell the untold and forgotten stories of women who were innovators and leaders, especially of those women who made radical contributions during a time when their perceived role was to be seen and not heard.

1103, 2022

Food Labels & What They Mean: A Conversation with Danielle Nierenberg

March 11th, 2022|

Danielle Nierenberg from Food Tank, the first NGO to join the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance, recently joined the Edible Communities Podcast to talk about all things food labels

1402, 2022

Webinar – Beyond Net Zero: How Nestle, Dole Sunshine, Unilever, and VR are Boosting Sustainability Impacts

February 14th, 2022|

Most companies have sustainability goals today; many have committed to Science Based Targets or a "net zero" carbon impact. Attend this panel to learn how Nestle, Dole Sunshine Company, Unilever, and Vanguard Renewables are doing even more for the health of our planet

3101, 2022

Sustainable Brands: No Matter the Industry, We All Have a Role to Play in Fighting Hunger

January 31st, 2022|

So, why is the founder of a renewable energy company writing about food insecurity? Food insecurity is circular, where those that face food insecurity also face poverty; and that cycle, for many, never ends. If we don’t help our neighbors break that cycle now, we could lose a whole generation of Americans.

2501, 2022

Who Says Farm Living Can’t Be Luxurious?

January 25th, 2022|

LUXlife Magazine, an international online magazine highlighting luxury brands, has awarded Vanguard Renewables the Best Dairy Sustainability and Circular Solution Award in their annual Food and Drink Awards edition.

1201, 2022

Welcome David Darr: Vanguard Renewables New Chief Sustainability Officer

January 12th, 2022|

A conversation with David Darr, Chief Sustainability Officer at Vanguard Renewables, where he shares his background and how he plans to shape his role.

1111, 2021

Vanguard Renewables is proud to have both veterans and active members of the United States Army, Navy, and Air Force on our team

November 11th, 2021|

Vanguard Renewables supports and celebrates our military veterans

311, 2021

Vanguard named one of 2021 Top 10 Waste Management Solutions Providers by Food & Beverage Technology Review magazine

November 3rd, 2021|

Food & Beverage Technology Review magazine recognized Vanguard Renewables in their waste management special issue as one of the 2021 Top 10 Waste Management Solutions Providers.

3009, 2021

Enbridge Makes $100M Investment in Vanguard for RNG ‘Virtuous Circle’

September 30th, 2021|

Canadian midstream giant Enbridge Inc. is investing up to $100 million in the U.S. renewable natural gas (RNG) sector as part of its strategy to lower its carbon footprint.

1907, 2021

Depackaging: A Sustainable Business Practice for Dealing with Food Waste

July 19th, 2021|

Food waste is one of the greatest challenges of our time and one that directly impacts people, planet, and profit. That being said, the average person may not realize how the food they throw away can have a negative impact on climate change.

2406, 2021

Webinar: How Companies and Consumers Are Catalyzing A More Regenerative Food System

June 24th, 2021|

View this webinar moderated by Morgan Collins, Head of Sustainable Finance at Starbucks, to get an inside look at how food industry leaders Chobani, PepsiCo, and renewable energy producer Vanguard Renewables work with farmers to expand regenerative agriculture practices and incorporate these strategies in customer communications to build loyalty that impacts the bottom line.

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