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General Mills boosts eco-friendly grain Kernza 7.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Minneapolis • A sweet, nutty-tasting new grain called Kernza is getting a big boost from food giant General Mills, which is intrigued by the potentially big environmental benefits of the drought-resistant crop with long roots that doesn’t need to be replanted every year. General Mills on Tuesday announced partnerships with The Land Institute and the University of Minnesota to help commercialize Kernza, a wild relative of wheat, and to incorporate the grain into cereals and snacks under its Casca...
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Salt Lake City to give $85K to boost local, sustainable produce 28.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake City is putting its money where its mouth is, offering $85,000 to spur local sustainable farming efforts. Through a grant program administered by Urban Food Connections of Utah, farmers across the state can seek city funds for education, tools and equipment. Utah grows 2 percent of the vegetables and 3 percent of the fruit that it consumes. Bridget Stuchly, project manager for the city’s sustainability department, said the city’s most recent community food assessment showed local farme... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Q&A: A broader view of sustainable investing 20.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
People who favor investing in a way that helps preserve the environment have more options than strictly focusing on companies that offer Earth-friendly products or services. Companies that make solar energy panels, electric vehicles or household products sourced from sustainable materials may fit the bill, but not necessarily offer attractive returns. Brown Advisory Funds’ Sustainable Growth Fund (BIAWX) keeps this in mind. It focuses on companies that are growing even as they use environmentall... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Steamboat briefs: Petis Law foundation awards $4.5K in grants 22.12.2016 Steamboat Pilot
The Petis Law Community Impact Foundation awarded $4,500 in grants to three organizations during its first-ever grant-giving cycle.  The grants, which range in size from $1,000 to $2,000, were given to the Chief Theater for impacting nonprofit work, to Advocates Building Peaceful Communities for supporting the well-being of those injured by others and to Yampa Valley Sustainability Council for promoting the sustainable enrichment of the housing market. All three organizations’ mission aligns with the mission of Petis Law, which is to leave the community in a better place than they found it by contributing to agencies who protect and support the well-being of those injured by others, who promote the sustainable enrichment of the housing market, and who encourage social equity and economic growth within local businesses and nonprofits. The money for the grants comes to the foundation mostly from a percentage of the earnings of Petis Law, LLC. A portion was also generated by the fundraising efforts of the ...
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14,000-acre former Peabody Energy hunting ranch on the market 29.11.2016 Steamboat Pilot
A 14,000-acre Routt County property that for years served as Peabody Energy's corporate hunting retreat is now on the market as a handful of smaller ranches. Real estate development company Todd Interests of Dallas purchased the land in December 2015 for $12.2 million, just as Peabody stock values were dropping and the company was in a rush to liquidate non-core assets, according to Patrick Todd, vice president of Todd Interests. “They were highly motivated to sell by year’s end,” Todd said. This summer, Todd Interests got to work repackaging the expansive property as six smaller ranches, each comprised of 2,000 acres or more. “We thought there’s probably six people out there that would love their own 2,000 acres,” Todd said. The property is located off Routt County Road 53 south of Hayden and about 30 minutes from Steamboat Springs. “We love the proximity,” said Todd, who noted that from Dallas, he could hop on a plane and be at the ranch within three hours, quicker than he could access many ranches in ...
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Yampa Valley Sustainability Council offers green holiday guide 24.11.2016 Steamboat Pilot
In this season of celebration, decoration, gift giving and travel, Americans generate more waste and use more energy. Between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, the volume of household waste increases 25 percent, and 33 percent more food is thrown away during the holidays. To green up the holidays — and the other months of the year — Yampa Valley Sustainability Council offers 10 tips to make your holidays easier on the planet. 1) Make your holiday feast a Zero Waste gathering Ideally, serve food on dishware that can be washed and reused. If you need to serve on single-use tableware, purchase compostable products from The Green Company but make sure to compost it rather than throwing it in the trash. You can reserve your DIY Zero Waste event kit from YVSC today. Reduce your food waste by planning each meal, composting food scraps and eating (or freezing) any leftovers. Learn more about reducing food waste at home at epa.gov/recycle/reducing-wasted-food-home . Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is a ...
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Toadstool footstools: Are organisms manufacturing's future? 14.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Green Island, N.Y. • The sturdy stools and spongy cushions made at a factory in upstate New York are formed with fungus. Ecovative Design is a business staking its growth on mycelium, the thread-like “roots” of mushrooms. The mycelium grows around small pieces of stalks and stems to create a bound-together material that can be molded into soft packaging for glassware or pressed into the boards used for the footstools they recently began selling. “It’s like growing a tree in the shape of your fur... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Wal-Mart sets 'green' plan to meet demand 4.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
New York • Wal-Mart is laying out its environmental map for the next several years as it tries to satisfy customers who want green products at affordable prices. The world’s largest retailer says it will seek to reduce emissions in its own operations by 18 percent by 2025, and work toward adding no waste to landfills in key markets like Canada and the United States. It also plans to be powered by 50 percent clean and renewable energy sources. Wal-Mart’s goals, being announced Friday by CEO Doug ...
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Jolly Green Giant enlisted to urge kale crowd to eat frozen food 30.10.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
After years on ice, the nearly 90-year-old pitchman who wears a mini-cut toga made of leaves has been enlisted to protect B&G Foods' $765 million investment in frozen foods.
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Jolly Green Giant enlisted to boost frozen food 28.10.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
That ho ho ho echoing from the valley is the Jolly Green Giant. After years on ice, the nearly 90-year-old pitchman who wears a mini-cut toga made of leaves has been enlisted to protect B&G Foods’ $765 million investment in frozen foods with the hope that he can add some life to the industry’s moribund sales. His gig, which includes a return to TV commercials, will be hawking frozen vegetables to millennials accustomed to razor-fresh kale and grass-fed beef for his new owner, B&G, which bought t...
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Unilever to buy cleaning-products company 20.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Unilever agreed to acquire Seventh Generation Inc., a Vermont-based company known for natural and eco-conscious cleaning products. Seventh Generation posted sales of more than $200 million last year, with compound annual growth in the double digits over the past decade, Unilever said in a statement Monday. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. The transaction is part of a push by Unilever to claim more of the natural section of supermarket aisles. Millennials have increasingly sought out upstart ...
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Unilever adds Seventh Generation to its stable of “purpose-driven” brands 20.9.2016 Denver Post: Business
Unilever agreed to acquire Seventh Generation Inc., a Vermont-based company known for natural and eco-conscious cleaning products.
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Briefs: Wasatch Market, tech grants, GameStop 14.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Hail sustainable practices at Local Food and Art Show Wasatch Cooperative Market’s third annual Local Food and Art Show takes place Friday at Sugarmont Plaza, 2234 S. Highland Dr. Co-op Market board chairman Allen Stutz said the 6 p.m. event is part of Utah Eat Local Week, which promotes food grown with sustainable practices and the ancillary products that appeal to food artisans. Tickets are $10 for Co-op members, $20 for non-members. The Co-op has 400 member-owners from nine Utah counties,... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Training programs teach farmers to do more with less 5.9.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Can blackberries and tilapia help New Mexico’s small farmers thrive?
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Official: Health law's insurance markets viable 2.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • Addressing concerns about rising premiums and dwindling competition, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell asserted Thursday that the federal health law’s insurance markets clearly are sustainable. Willingness by Congress to help smooth out problems would definitely help, Burwell told reporters, but it is not absolutely essential. Congressional Republicans committed to repealing “Obamacare” are unlikely to assist. HealthCare.gov and other state-level markets provide tax... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Jessica Alba’s Honest Co. is preparing for an IPO… slowly 1.7.2016 Denver Post: Lifestyles
Best known for creating diapers, sunscreen and cleaning products that are light on chemicals and heavy on green marketing buzz, The Honest Co. is earnest about its plans to make an initial public offering.
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Editorial: SLC's food deserts need a longterm solution 1.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Good on Salt Lake City for hooking up with a couple of non-profits that will bring its school bus full of greens to the “food deserts” on the city’s west side. The Urban Greens Market is an honorable start. It won’t, however, be enough to meet the need for fresh, healthy food in the Glendale and Poplar Grove areas. For that, residents need another grocery store or two. Salt Lake City this week announced a partnership with Green Urban Lunch Box and Real Food Rising. Their bus full of vegetables ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Mobile farmer's market to bring fresh produce to Salt Lake City's 'food deserts' 28.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
If the people can’t make it to the farmers market, bring the farmers market to the people. A new program launched Monday in Salt Lake City intends to do just that by bringing locally grown produce to west-side neighborhoods. The new Urban Greens Market will serve the Glendale and Poplar Grove communities by circulating among five sites to make available locally grown fruits and vegetables at affordable prices. Those west-side neighborhoods have been targeted because they meet the “food desert” ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Community Agriculture Alliance: Become a Yampavore this summer 9.6.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Summer is finally here (almost officially, according to the calendar) and fresh local food is growing. Hungry for freshly picked lettuces, radishes, fresh herbs or greens? We’ve got them. So how do you find this wonderful, fresh local food? It’s easy … Community Agriculture Alliance manages a website at which local producers can list available products for sale directly to you, the customer. CAA is using the term “Yampavore” to describe people who do just that. A Yampavore is a person who eats, drinks, consumes and uses locally grown food and products from the Yampa Valley. Join the Yampavore movement and buy local food and products. Here’s how: • Visit caamarket.org ; • Click “Join Now,” sign up and register for the CAA Market. You will be asked to select a membership option with your first order • Start shopping. You can view products and read about producers. Start filling your online shopping cart with wonderful local products • Pick up your order Friday afternoon, and enjoy eating local The ...
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21 Front Range farmers markets you can’t miss 3.6.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Here’s a list of some of the farmers markets along the Front Range, including two new pop-up farmers markets in Greenwood Village and Stapleton.
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