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Organic Valley’s 2015 Green Spirit Award

Organic Valley’s Green Spirit Award is an annual recognition of an employee who goes above and beyond to incorporate environmental sustainability and green living into their work and personal life. Congratulations to Dan Sonnenburg, 2015 Green Spirit Award Winner! This year Dan built a 4.3kW photovoltaic system for his home, which provides about 70% of …

February 4th, 2016  |  Published in CROPP Culture, Sustainable Living

5 Tips for Eating Organic on a College Student’s Budget

Photo courtesy of Lulu via Flickr Eating healthy – let alone choosing organic – as a college student can be a challenge not only for our budgets but also in our various living situations (read about my experience here). Boiling ramen noodles in our apartments every night is definitely easy, but definitely not very healthy. Many …

January 19th, 2016  |  Published in Featured Post, Health & Wellness, Sustainable Living

From Ramen to Organic Carrots: A College Student Thinks Critically About Food

It’s fall of your freshman year as a college student, and it dawns on you — you no longer have your parents to fill the fridge and make sure that you are eating three healthy meals a day, and that the kitchen is stocked with fresh fruits and vegetables. Or hey, maybe they stocked the …

January 19th, 2016  |  Published in Health & Wellness, Sustainable Living

Behind the Scenes with “Revolution: Food”

Written by guest contributor Brian Baucum, producer, Idee Films Revolution: Food is a documentary film about the positive changes taking root in our modern food system. It focuses on real farmers who are growing and raising real food—and on the consumers who are demanding it. Choice plays a vital role in our everyday lives. Anything from what clothes …

December 7th, 2015  |  Published in Featured Post, Sustainable Living

What Can You Do to Help Support Healthy Soils?

By guest contributor Christine McCullum-Gomez, PhD, RD, LD World Soil Day is December 5, and while it may seem daunting to think about the plight of the entire world’s soils, there are a lot of things you can do right at home to help support healthy soils—every little action helps! Here are a few ideas …

December 2nd, 2015  |  Published in Grass Up!, Sustainability, Sustainable Living

DIY Milk Jug Luminaries

If you’re trying to find an easy and fun-with-the-kids Halloween project, look no further.  These milk jug luminaries are a great afternoon project in prepping for one the most celebrated holidays for spooks, ghouls and goblins of all ages. Materials: Organic Valley gallon milk jugs (one for each luminary) Utility knife Scissors Pencil Construction paper …

October 16th, 2015  |  Published in Family, Featured Post, Sustainable Living

3 Things I’ve Learned As a New Mom

I am a new mom. With this new title I’ve suddenly adopted comes endless pieces of advice from family, friends, strangers you see on the street, and of course, the Facebook friends you’re not really friends with. I’ve heard various things like, “sleep when the baby sleeps,” or “let them cry it out,” and the list …

July 8th, 2015  |  Published in Family, Sustainable Living

World Environment Week at Organic Valley

As the Internal Sustainability Intern, I could not have arrived at Organic Valley’s La Farge, Wisconsin, headquarters (HQ) at a better time. My first week, I was launched right into the crazy-fun world of CROPP sustainability with the commencement of World Environment Week. Traditionally, the global celebrations are only held on June 5th as World Environment Day, but …

July 1st, 2015  |  Published in Featured Post, Sustainability, Sustainable Living

We’re counting on you this Father’s Day

Good news, men! You are in perfect position to participate in an exciting new experiment that may protect the fertility of hombres everywhere, and save humankind. And it’s so easy. All you have to do is eat a lot of apples, and strawberries, and peppers, and about 15 other traditionally healthful whole foods (and you …

June 16th, 2015  |  Published in Health & Wellness, Sustainable Living

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

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