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February, 2017

Rootstock Radio: Jay Feldman on the Pesticide Problem

Listen to Part 1:  Download Part 1 Listen to Part 2:  Download Part 2   In this two-part episode of Rootstock Radio, host Anne O’Connor talks to Jay Feldman, founding executive director at Beyond Pesticides, Since its founding in 1981, Jay has helped build the nonprofit organization’s capacity to assist local groups and influence national pesticide policy …

February 20th, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Health & Wellness, Rootstock Radio

Earth Connections – Celebrating Earth Day

Every year at Organic Valley, we highlight Earth Week, and our Human Resources department finds many ways to engage us in connecting with the planet. One way to engage is the annual highway cleanup. It’s not difficult to find dozens of reasons to skip it every year, but this year, reasons sounded too shallow and …

April 22nd, 2016  |  Posted by Theresa Marquez | Published in CROPP Culture, Featured Post, Sustainable Living

7 Earth Day Facts That Link Past, Present, and Future

April is a time for change–gardens are planted, spring cleaning is launched, and, in my neck of the woods, graduates prepare for commencement. With change in the air, Earth Day lands gracefully on April 22nd each year, a perfect time for each one of us to reflect on our earthly behavior. While you’re out planting …

April 21st, 2016  |  Posted by Carly Hall | Published in Featured Post, Sustainability  |  1 Comment

Bringing Aldo Leopold’s “Land Ethic” to Life

Photo courtesy of the Aldo Leopold Foundation. Few figures loom as large in today’s sustainability movement as Aldo Leopold. A scientist, forester, and conservationist, he is best known as the author of A Sand County Almanac, which was published posthumously in 1949 and has since influenced a generation of environmental thinkers. He was among the …

February 3rd, 2016  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Featured Post, Power of We, Sustainability

Craning our necks at a kindred steward

There was a lot of talk about sex. Or reproduction, at least. No surprise, since our Public Affairs team at Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative was visiting one of the sexier outfits in our neck of the Wisconsin woods: Baraboo’s International Crane Foundation (ICF), the world’s leading center for habitat restoration and captive breeding of the world’s …

December 29th, 2015  |  Posted by Andy Radtke | Published in CROPP Culture, Outdoors, Sustainability

Mississippi Valley Conservancy

Drive through the fringe of virtually any American town or city and you’re likely to see it: A shrinking patchwork of farms and parks breaking against the hard edge of development. The last old farmer on the edge of town retires and sells his land, and before you know it, the former farm’s wetlands, windbreaks, …

September 8th, 2015  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Featured Post, Power of We

5 Drought Adaptations Coming to a Farmer Near You

If you’ve read the news recently, you’ve probably heard about the California drought. And while you might be rolling your eyes at yet another drought-related post, the good news is that there is good news! Drought is a serious problem, one that our own Organic Valley farmers out west are currently living. On top of …

July 31st, 2015  |  Posted by Carly Hall | Published in Food & Ag Issues, Sustainability  |  1 Comment

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  |  Posted by Carly Hall | Published in Featured Post, Sustainability, Sustainable Living

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