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

Arsenal fans loved what Aaron Ramsey shouted after scoring against Tottenham

first_img Skip Ad Davinson Sanchez’s slip on the halfway line allowed Alexandre Lacazette the chance to play in his teammate who ran through on goal, rounded Hugo Lloris and slipped the ball into the empty net.AdvertisementAdvertisementAs he wheeled away in celebration, Ramsey pointed to the turf and shouted ‘this is my ****ing pitch’ reminding Spurs fans of his two FA Cup final winning goals against Hull City and Chelsea and fans on Twitter absolutely loved it… Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Coming Next Aaron Ramsey kept his composure brilliantly to fire Arsenal into an early lead (Picture: Getty)ADVERTISEMENT SPONSORED / Aaron Ramsey opened the scoring for Arsenal in the north London derby at Wembley (Picture: Getty)Aaron Ramsey signed off in style in what will be his final north London derby by opening the scoring at Wembley.After a decade of service, the Wales international will join Juventus on the summer on a free transfer where he is set to earn a staggering £400,000-a-week.Many Arsenal fans are still to come to terms with the club’s decision to allow one of their most consistent performers leave for nothing, but he left supporters with another Wembley moment to cherish in the 15th minute of a typically tense encounter.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Top articles 1 min. story About Connatix V67539 Arsenal fans loved what Aaron Ramsey shouted after scoring against Tottenham at Wembley by Metro Read More Read More Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 2 Mar 2019 1:09 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.3kShares Advertisementcenter_img Full Screen Advertisement Read More Skip Yo that Ramsey celebration needs a statue— 🌪 (@moiinnn) March 2, 2019 Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Man Ramsey’s celebration. Telling me hem it’s his ground, tears in my eyes— Uncle T 🇵🇰 (@I_Gas247) March 2, 2019 Read More Read More Comment Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Ramsey a1 celebration man— – (@torreiwayV3) March 2, 2019 1/1 PLAY Video Settingslast_img read more