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The Climate Movement Needs You!

If every country that made an emissions-cutting pledge in the Paris Agreement keeps its promise, the individual commitments would only keep warming below 3 degrees C at best[1].  Current emission levels will result in temperature rise up to 7.8 degrees C by the end of this century.[2] That should terrify you! “A 4 degrees C future …

March 31st, 2017  |  Published in Food & Ag Issues, Sustainability, Sustainable Living

Soil: A Non-Renewable Resource(?)

The very belief that soil is non-renewable is impeding stewardship efforts.  A comparison of renewable and non-renewable resources in an adjacent industry – energy – provides perspective; according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), from 1990 to 2013, renewable energy grew as a share of all domestic energy by over 14%, as did nuclear, …

May 1st, 2015  |  Published in Food & Ag Issues, Sustainability

Final Day: Cycling for Sustainability

Pt Reyes Station to Valley Ford, CA Although our legs might have felt differently, day seven or the final day of Cycling for Sustainability crept up on all of us. Astonished by both our accomplishment and the speed at which the week raced by, we eagerly pursued the final leg of the trip, departing from …

April 30th, 2015  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Grass Up!, Sustainability

Day 6: Cycling for Sustainability

Day 6: Berkeley to Point Reyes Station, CA Day 6 of Cycling for Sustainability marks a significant point in the trip—the much anticipated and milestone that is Point Reyes, CA. Beginning with a ferry ride, we shoved off at Oakland where it was chilly and windy, and landed at the sunny San Francisco Ferry Building. …

April 25th, 2015  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Grass Up!, Sustainability

Cycling for Sustainability: Daily Log

Day 1: Auburn to Sacramento On Sunday, April 19th three Organic Valley Farmers and 3 Organic Valley employees embarked on our Cycling for Sustainability California adventure. The day started briskly at 6:30 am on the crest of the American River Canyon Overlook Park, where we unpacked our bikes that had made a treacherous journey from …

April 20th, 2015  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Grass Up!, Sustainability

Meet our Cyclists for Sustainability

  Allison Hermes Organic Valley Marketing Programs Manager Viroqua, WI Allison Hermes has been helping spread the Organic Valley word since 2012 when she was hired to coordinate farm tours on the Farmers in Marketing team. Now the Marketing Programs Manager, she has her hand in just about every OV-branded campaign—Save the Bros anyone? Prior …

April 10th, 2015  |  Published in Food & Ag Issues, Grass Up!, Sustainability

Cycling for Sustainability Tour Itinerary

The public is invited to join our cyclists along the route. Any changes to location or times will be updated by our cyclists here. 19-Apr Sunday 7:30 AM Depart Auburn Overlook Auburn Overlook 19-Apr Sunday 9:00 AM Ride to American River Parkway Foundation 19-Apr Sunday 10:45 AM American River Parkway Foundation tour & talk Carmichael, …

April 8th, 2015  |  Published in Featured Post, Grass Up!, Sustainability  |  1 Comment

Cycling for Sustainability

On April 19th, a group of Organic Valley farmers and employees will begin a cycling journey through critical California watersheds. They’ll meet with farmers and retailers and conservationists to see up close the current state of soil, water and climate issues as they relate to the food and agriculture system in California. They’ll be sharing …

April 2nd, 2015  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Grass Up!, Sustainability

Who’s responsible for the CO2 mess?

Carbon dioxide, that treacherous compound is wreaking havoc upon our atmosphere and our very way of life. How did it become so prominent and how can we stop it, before it further impacts our economy, society and environment? First, let’s look a bit deeper at its fundamental parts. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is made up of …

March 5th, 2015  |  Published in Featured Post, Sustainability, Sustainable Living

Is it hot in here?

Remember last winter’s polar vortex, which had some of us wondering if it would ever end?  Well it wasn’t enough to keep 2014 from becoming the hottest year on record since 1880, the year that temperature record keeping began. In fact, not a single urban area in the U.S. experienced record cold in 2014, according …

January 17th, 2015  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Sustainability, Sustainable Living


Jonathan joined CROPP in October 2011, and is now the Sustainability, Research & Grant Manager. He's pursuing a greater understanding of how good on farm stewardship practices can improve the health of ecosystems while contributing to resilient local food systems. He holds an MA in Environment & Community from Antioch University Seattle.