Green Mountain Coffee announces $800,000 in winning climate change proposals

first_imgIn honor of Earth Day, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters has announced winners of its challenege to find potential soucltions to climate change.  More than 100 nonprofit organizations submitted proposals to address climate change in four specific areas: threats to coffee-growing cummunites, transportation-related emissions, building political will, and empowering individual action.  The four winning nonprofits will each receive a $200,000 grant, payable over five years.The contest site on JustMeans.com received more than one million page hits, over 100,000 unique visitors, and created an online social network of nearly 30,000 stakeholders interested in Changing Climate Change.Threats to coffee-growing communities: The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) will use the grant to map forecasts of the impacts of climate change in coffee-growing communities and help smallholder coffee farmers identify, evaluate and implement adaptation strategies.Transportation-related emissions: New England Transportation Institute, in partnership with the University of Vermont Transportation Research Center, will conduct an in-depth analysis of transportation patterns in the rural Northeast to help inform policy-makers on the likely adoption and ultimate effect of different transportation strategies on greenhouse gas emissions levels.Building political will: Ceres will mobilize its business and investor partners to make the economic case for bold U.S. climate and energy legislation in 2009. These leaders will take their message to legislators and the media.Empowering individual action: The National Parks Conservation Association will encourage and empower national park visitors to Do Your Part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Outreach will include dozens of national parks and their local communities, the web, and hundreds of schools.The grants are part of Changing Climate Change, GMCR s company-wide initiative that also includes operational initiatives, employee incentives to reduce carbon emissions, and the purchase of carbon offsets. Working to protect the environment is one of our core company values, says Michael Dupee, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. Long-term solutions to climate change will come from the combined efforts of all of us nonprofits, for-profits, the government, and individuals. We re very excited by the potential these organizations and projects have to create positive change on this issue globally, as well as in our own operations.Details of the winning proposals can be found on GMCR s web site at www.BrewingABetterWorld.com(link is external)About Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR)As a leader in the specialty coffee industry, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) is recognized for its award-winning coffees, innovative brewing technology, and socially responsible business practices. GMCR s operations are managed through two business units. The Specialty Coffee business unit produces coffee, tea and hot cocoa from its family of brands, including Tully s Coffee®, Green Mountain Coffee® and Newman s Own® Organics coffee. The Keurig business unit is a pioneer and leading manufacturer of gourmet single-cup brewing systems. K-Cup® portion packs for Keurig® Single-Cup Brewers are produced by a variety of licensed roasters, including Green Mountain Coffee and Tully s Coffee. GMCR supports local and global communities by offsetting 100% of its direct greenhouse gas emissions, investing in Fair Trade Certified ¢ coffee, and donating at least five percent of its pre-tax profits to social and environmental projects. Visit www.GreenMountainCoffee.com(link is external) and www.Keurig.com(link is external) for more information.Source: WATERBURY, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–last_img read more

What channel is NASCAR on today? Time, TV schedule for Sonoma race

first_imgWhat channel is the NASCAR race on today? What time does the NASCAR race start? These are the questions that plague race fans every Sunday, when each Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race will be on either Fox or FS1 for the first half of the 2019 season with differing start times.As for Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway, the first of three road course races on the Cup Series schedule, the channel that will broadcast the race is FS1. The start time for the race at Sonoma is 3 p.m. ET, and the start time for the pre-race show on FS1 is 2:30 p.m. ET. MORE: Watch the Sonoma race live with fuboTV (7-day trial)The 3 p.m. ET start time for Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma is only the second such start time this season (Texas was the other). As for the TV channel, the NASCAR Cup Series returns to FS1 for the final time this season. As part of Fox’s TV deal with NASCAR for the 2019 season, Fox was slated to show nine Cup races this year, and FS1 was scheduled to show eight, including the All-Star Race.Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway, which will consist of three stages (20 laps, 20 laps, 50 laps), is the 17th race on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule (16th when not counting the All-Star Race).Sonoma Raceway, located at Sears Point in the southern Sonoma Mountains in Sonoma, Calif., has been reconfigured back to its original 2.52-mile configuration. For the first time in 22 years, the course will again use the “The Carousel” turn, a tight corner that leads to the track’s long straightaway and hairpin turn. So this race actually will be 226.8 miles around the hilly road coarse.Below is all the info you need regarding how to watch Sunday’s NASCAR race at Sonoma.What channel is NASCAR on today? Time, TV for Sonoma raceRace: Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma RacewayDate: Sunday, June 23Start time: 3 p.m. ETTV channel: FS1Live stream: Fox Sports Go | fuboTVRadio: PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR RadioThe Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday will be the eighth and final race of the season to be shown on FS1. NBC and NBCSN will take over as the broadcast networks for the second half of the season, starting at Chicagoland next week. That also means this race will be the last for retiring Fox broadcaster Darrell Waltrip after 19 years on the network.In addition to the TV coverage on FS1, Sunday’s race at Sonoma is available via live stream through Fox Sports Go or fuboTV. New fuboTV users can sign up with a seven-day free trial.MORE: Who will replace Waltrip in the Fox NASCAR broadcast booth?In a development that shocks nobody, Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. are being tabbed as two of the favorites to win Sunday’s road race at Sonoma. They are the only two-time Sonoma winners in the field, evidence of their driving skills on such a physically demanding track.”It’s different, for sure,” Busch said this week. “There are a lot of guys out there who have the road racing background, who know a heck of a lot more about road racing and technique than we do. The neat thing about road racing is just being able to have — it’s like — a vacation weekend. You just go out there and have fun and do the best you can and you’ll either do really well or you’ll do really badly, and you just go on to the next one. We don’t have a lot of testing for it and you try to pick up on it but, with respect to who you’re racing, you can expect to race a little bit of a different crowd.”I think the biggest thing you do for Sonoma is watch some film, look at things from the past few years that have worked and some things that haven’t, and look at what has made you better there. You always have to be mindful of what has made you good there and what you can improve on.”MORE: Full 2019 NASCAR Cup Series schedule As for Joey Logano, the driver who stole the NASCAR Cup Series points lead from Busch last week with his win at Michigan, the Team Penske driver has never won at Sonoma. Logano does have two top-fives and four top-10 finishes in 10 starts at this road course, but his 18 laps led (over three races) at Sonoma is his third-lowest laps led mark of any track the series currently visits. The only other tracks at which he has led fewer laps are the other road courses, Watkins Glen (nine) and the Charlotte ROVAL (zero).Also among the favorites Sunday at Sonoma are Stweart-Haas Racing drivers Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer. Harvick, who won at Sonoma two years ago, has finished sixth or better in the last four consecutive races at this track. Even without a win so far this season, Harvick is only two points behind three-time race winner Brad Keselowski, who is third in the points standings.As for Bowyer, he boasts the best career average finish at Sonoma in the field (10.077), the third best mark all-time behind only Jeff Gordon (8.304) and the late Dale Earnhardt (8.583).last_img read more