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 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 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 is external) and is external) for more information.Source: WATERBURY, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–last_img read more

Bravo to lead T&T Red Force in Regiomal 4-Day opener today

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – West Indies left-hander Darren Bravo will lead Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in their opening match of the Regional Four-Day Championship against Jamaica Scorpions starting here today.The 30-year-old replaces leg-spinner Imran Khan who oversaw Red Force’s Super50 Cup campaign last November but has been sidelined with injury for the opening round.Chief selector Tony Gray said Bravo was an ideal choice to fill the leadership role, especially with his “immense knowledge of the tactical part of the game”.“Bravo obviously has shown the propensity as a leader and I think he was absolutely brilliant in the North/South (domestic) game, with North eventually winning by eight wickets,” Gray said.“The West Indies selectors recognised his leadership qualities in giving him the opportunity to lead the President’s XI and they won by three wickets against an international side, so he has shown that commitment and he has shown leadership qualities on and off the field.”He added: “He has immense knowledge of the tactical part of the game which was particularly shown when North played South, which led the selectors to name his as captain for the season.”Bravo is a veteran of 54 Tests and 110 One-Day Internationals but is working his way back to West Indies colours after being dropped last September due to a poor run of form.He plundered 481 runs in the recent Super50 Cup and his 70 against Ireland last Saturday in Bridgetown proved instrumental in the President’s XI win.Bravo said his main responsibility would be to inspire the young batting group in what he expected to be a challenging campaign.“It is a great privilege and honour to captain Trinidad and Tobago national senior team and I think there have been a lot of players who have done well for T&T as captain and I will be looking forward to following in their footsteps,” said Bravo.“It is just a matter of going out there and taking full responsibility for the batting unit, being the most senior batter on the team, and try to help the youngsters as much as possible. I know it will be a difficult one, but I am looking forward to it and I am sure I will enjoy it.”All-rounder Yannick Ottley will serve as Bravo’s deputy in a squad missing key players like experienced batsman Jason Mohammad and fast bowler Anderson Phillip, who snatched 16 wickets during the Super50 Cup.Joshua Da Silva, who averaged 44 in the Super50 to help fire West Indies Emerging Players to a stunning title triumph, has been included as wicketkeeper.Uncapped Terrance Hinds has also been called up along with fellow pacer Uthman Muhammad, 30, who played his only two first-class matches five years ago.SQUAD – Darren Bravo (captain), Jeremy Solozano, Kyle Hope, Isaiah Rajah, Joshua Da Silva, Khesan Yannick Ottley, Yannic Cariah, Akeal Hosein, Imran Khan, Terrance Hinds, Uthman Muhammad, Odean Smith, Bryan Charles, Keagan Simmons.last_img read more


first_imgCRAZED Co Derry dentist Colin Howell planned to move to Co Donegal – before he was exposed as a double killer.Howell gassed his wife Lesley and former lover’s husband Trevor Buchanan in 1991.Now a sensational new book on the affair has revealed Howell’s plans to move to Rathmullan until he lost £353k in a far east gold bullion scam! Author Deric Henderson, editor of the Press Association in Ireland, said the Howell family were regular visitors to Donegal.“Howell loved Donegal, especially Inishowen. He surfed all the time at Culdaff and he told friends he wanted a house in Rathmullan,” said Deric.“He had his eye on a place before he went bust and lost all his money.”Mr Buchanan’s widow Hazel was jailed for life earlier this year for her role in the murders. Deric will be signing copies of his book in Easons, Foyleside, Derry at 2pm to 3pm this Saturday.* Let This Be Our Secret is in the bookshops now and published by Gill and MacMillan.EVIL DOUBLE KILLER PLANNED TO MOVE TO DONEGAL was last modified: November 17th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:deric hendersonlet this be our secretlast_img read more