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WhiteWave Foods Reports Major Milestones Against Initial Sustainability Goals and Sets New, Higher Targets

Goals and reported progress underscore the company’s ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship and corporate social responsibility

12/01/11—BLOOMBERG.COM—WhiteWave Foods, the Broomfield-based company that makes Silk®, Horizon Organic®, International Delight®, and LAND O LAKES®, today reported its positive progress against its corporate sustainability goals and announced a second wave of even more ambitious targets. Read full story


Continental, MLS Partner in Solar Project for Schools

11/29/11—AFTER MARKET NEWS—Continental Tire has joined with MLS W.O.R.K.S., Major League Soccer’s (MLS) community outreach initiative, and the Bonneville Environmental Foundation to provide a $50,000 solar installation to a school in the community of MLS Cup 2011 winner the LA Galaxy as part of the Bonneville Environmental Foundation Solar 4R SchoolsTM program. Read full story


Continental Partners MLS in US Schools Solar Project

11/29/11—TYRE —Continental Tire has joined Major League Soccer’s community outreach initiative and the Bonneville Environmental Foundation to provide a $50,000 solar installation to a school in the community of MLS Cup 2011 winner, the LA Galaxy, as part of the Bonneville Environmental Foundation Solar 4R SchoolsTM program, reports Tire Review. “We are thrilled to be working with MLS W.O.R.K.S and BEF to put a solar installation in a school in the hometown of the LA Galaxy, MLS Cup champions,” said Travis Roffler, director of marketing, Continental Tire. Read full story


Continental, MLS Partner in Solar Project for Schools

11/29/11—TIRE REVIEW—Continental Tire has joined with MLS W.O.R.K.S., Major League Soccer’s community outreach initiative, and the Bonneville Environmental Foundation to provide a $50,000 solar installation to a school in the community of MLS Cup 2011 winner the LA Galaxy as part of the Bonneville Environmental Foundation Solar 4R SchoolsTM program. Read full story


Trickle Down Effect: Model Watershed Projects Restore Headwater Streams in Hopes of Improving Conditions Throughout the Willamette Basin

11/13/11—GAZETTE TIMES– Tisa Wecht lives on a tidy 52-acre farm on Shotpouch Creek, a rural haven tucked away in a sweet stretch of valley bottom outside the tiny Lincoln County community of Burnt Woods. Read full story


MLS W.O.R.K.S. to give back to LA youth ahead of MLS Cup

11/15/11—MLS SOCCER.COM– MLS W.O.R.K.S., Major League Soccer’s community outreach initiative, will put on multiple events leading up to the League’s championship match in an effort to highlight the League’s commitment to increasing the accessibility of soccer, creating sustainable projects,  and supporting local youth health and wellness programs. MLS Cup 2011 will be played on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 9:00 p.m. ET at The Home Depot Center in Carson, CA (ESPN, Galavision, TSN2). Read full story


Fun in the Sun—Eugene School Students Celebrate a New Solar Power System

11/10/11—THE REGISTER-GUARD—Joe Mayer set up his solar-powered car—a little box on wheels with a photovoltaic panel on top. He connected up the power cables and let her rip down the two-lane track. The car was not a winner. It got jammed up on the PVC pipe that marked the racing lanes. But Joe, an 11-year-old student at Adams Elementary School, didn’t mind. Read full story


School to Unveil 4J’s First Renewable Energy Installation

11/07/11—SOUTH EUGENE KVAL—BEF Grant-funded solar array powers up at Adams Elementary—The first renewable power system in the Eugene School District will be unveiled during a Nov. 9 ceremony at Adams Elementary School, 950 W. 22nd Ave. The event will take place after school, from 2 to 4 p.m. Read full story


Sports Rally Around Green Project

10/25/11—NEW YORK TIMES—AMERICAN sports are often an exercise in excess: fans consume large quantities of beer and hot dogs, stadiums with giant scoreboards and retractable roofs are surrounded by parking lots filled with thousands of cars. In many ways, they represent the broadest cross-section of consumer culture and America’s wasteful ways. Read full story


Solar Panels Installed at Canyon County school

10/25/11—KTVB.COM—Solar panels are the newest addition at Idaho Arts Charter School. The school was given a grant for the solar panels through Idaho Power’s Solar 4R SchoolsTM program and Bonneville Environmental Foundation.  It is the first Canyon County School to be part of the Solar 4R SchoolsTM program. Read full story


WhiteWave & University Of Colorado Athletic Dept. Partner On Zero Waste Initiative

10/12/11—PERISHABLE NEWS.COM—WhiteWave Foods, the Broomfield-based maker of Silk®, Horizon Organic®, International Delight® and licensee of LAND O LAKES® announced its continued partnership with the University of Colorado (CU), focused on “greening” Buffaloes football games and honoring homegrown CU athletics standouts. The company will also sponsor the WhiteWave Foods Family Fun Zone, a new area for families and children to gather before games. Read full story


Chevy Invests in Offset Projects to Slash 4.6M Tons of CO2

10/10/11—GREENBIZ.COM—Many people associate Chevrolet these days with the Volt and the Cruze, but the famous brand is also earmarking funds for wind farms, landfills and home weatherization. These are the kinds of projects Chevy will invest in as part of its commitment to spend up to $40 million to avoid 8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide — roughly the amount of annual emissions produced by the 1.9 million Chevy vehicles it will sell from Nov. 18 2010 to late 2011. Read full story


Chevy to Invest $40 Million into 16 Eco-Friendly Projects Across the Country

10/09/11—TORQUE NEWS—Chevy, part of GM, is investing in 16 various eco-friendly projects across the country. The projects combined will receive 40 million in funding from Chevy. The projects range from biomass to wind turbines, and are part of Chevy’s efforts to prevent 8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the earths atmosphere over the next five years. Read full story


General Motors Company—Chevrolet Identifies 16 Carbon-Reduction Projects

10/07/11—4-TRADERS—Chevrolet is helping support across America–from biomass to wind turbines–as part of its commitment to spend up to $40 million on carbon reduction. The agreements account for half of Chevrolet’s goal of preventing up to 8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the air during the next five years. Read full story


Bandon Receives Grant for Solar Power at City Hall

10/03/11—BANDON WESTERN WORLD—The city of Bandon has applied for and received a grant from the Bonneville Environmental Foundation to install solar panels on City Hall to generate power to meet part of the building’s electric load. Read full story


It’s Not All Waste—Fueling our Future Energy Needs

09/29/11—DAILY JOURNAL OF COMMERCE—Unless they have a plumbing emergency at home, most people typically do not think too much about sewage. We flush some things away and wash other things down the drain or the disposal, and then we pretty much forget about them. Probably even fewer people think about how those things that we flush or wash away (properly described as wastewater) from our homes in underground pipes are actually a potential source of renewable energy. Read full story


Local School Goes Solar

09/28/11—KDRV.COM—New solar panels are in and running at Ashland’s Helman Elementary School. The panels were installed this summer, and can power about three full classrooms. Today, students got a chance to talk with the people who helped fund the project and design the panels. They also got a hands-on demonstration, learning exactly how the panels convert sunlight into energy. Teachers will go through more training today on how to take this new technology and use it as a teaching tool in the classroom. Read full story


Horizon® Celebrates 20 Years of Organic Leadership—Nation’s Leading Organic Dairy Brand Reflects on Key Milestones and Introduces New Online Horizon Organic Stewardship Resource

09/22/11—SUN HERALD.COM—BROOMFIELD, Colo.—Horizon®, the leading organic dairy brand in the U.S., is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2011 and reflecting on its growth from a small organic yogurt brand to not only the top-selling organic milk brand in the U.S., but the top-selling milk brand, conventional or organic. Read full story


Lake Stevens High’s Solar Panel to Generate Power, Learning Opportunities

09/21/11—HERALD NET—Installation of a solar panel is planned for the roof of the Lake Stevens High School Performing Arts Center. The Snohomish County Public Utility District recently awarded an energy grant to the Lake Stevens School District to cover the cost of installing a 5-kilowatt solar panel by the Bonneville Environmental Foundation. Read full story


Redskins’ FedEx Field Unveils Solar Installations

09/15/11—CLEAN ENERGY AUTHORITY.COM—FedEx Field in Landover, Md., home to the Washington Redskins, unveiled its new 2-megawatt photovoltaic system on September 15. The array, installed by NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG), is the largest at an NFL stadium to date, according to the company. Read full story


More Than 70 Teams Attending Beyond Sport United at Yankee Stadium

09/01/11—BEYOND SPORT WORLD—More than 70 teams from across the world are set to gather at Beyond Sport United–a unique event taking place at Yankee Stadium on September 27 that will bring together the greatest gathering of sports teams ever assembled to address their role in triggering positive social change in the communities they serve. Read full story


Green Sports Alliance: Go Green or Go Home

08/08/11—FAST COMPANY—Sports teams finally find something to agree on. Sports in America will always be an indulgent birthright. You don’t go to the ball game to worry about whether the world will melt. You go to escape. You go to eat a hot dog and drink a beer and possibly (or probably) curse at someone on (or off) the field—especially if you’re in Philadelphia, where spectating is its own contact sport. But here’s what else Eagles fans can expect at Lincoln Financial Field: scoreboards powered by solar panels; cooking fat from the kitchens recycled into biodiesel; 80 wind turbines on their way. Read full story


Green credit—A Roadmap to Assess Where, When and Why Carbon Credits Might Make Sense for You

07/27/11—MAIN BIZ—Feeling a tad guilty about switching on the A/C in the office? Wondering if there’s a way to mitigate the environmental damage of your employees’ commutes? Or just curious about a market where the commodity is literally made of air? Welcome to the beguiling world of carbon offsets, where your polluting ways can be absolved —or at least tempered—by investing in businesses and practices that work to restore a healthy planet by keeping greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere. Read full story


A Better Way to Play

07/18/11—SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS OREGON—Sports organizations are, at the heart of their identity, a deeply ingrained part of our communities. As we change, so do they. The fact that a more environmentally and socially conscious generation is coming up in the world—and is asking to see those values reflected in their favorite team—is evidence of sport’s important cultural role. When teams act on these values and strive to make their venue and their communities a better place, it reinforces their role as community leaders. Read full story


NHL Tries to Give Back the Water

06/22/11—NEW YORK TIMES—Before the Stanley Cup Finals between the Vancouver Canucks and the Boston Bruins, the National Hockey League said that the finals would be the first “water neutral” series in its history. Read full story


NHL and BEF’s Water Restoration Certificates® Make Big Splash

06/10/11—The National Hockey League’s Water Restoration Project, featuring BEF’s Water Restoration Certificates®, is making a big splash in the media during the finals. The following is a sample of press mentions for the initiative.


Drink Beer, Save Water

04/29/11—SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRIES —Independent brewers are buying water credits to save Western waterways. Fishing, beer and water have long gone hand in hand—remember “Brewed with Pure Rocky Mountain Spring Water?”—so maybe it’s no surprise that independent breweries are some of the most enthusiastic supporters of Water Restoration Certificates, a new model for making dried-out rivers run again. Read full story


Leading Green Power Supplier Partners with Top 10 Web Host

11/02/11—PR WEB—Bonneville Environmental Foundation, one of the nation’s leading renewable energy suppliers, announces a partnership with global top 10 web hosting company,, to offset more than 150% of the energy used by its web hosting servers. Dotster is supporting the creation of enough clean, renewable wind energy to power their 4.4 million websites. Read full story


Hopworks Steps up on Water Restoration

11/19/10—SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRIES OREGON—Hopworks Urban Brewery became the third beer maker to sign on with Bonneville Environmental Foundation’s water restoration certificate program, signing up to buy offsets that will restore 1.8 million gallons of water into the Deschutes River over the next year. Read full story


HUB: It’s the Water, Just Not So Much

10/19/10—THE BEER GODDESS—Hopworks Urban Brewery taketh and then giveth back. As you probably know, water is a big part of brewing beer. Well, HUB recently signed an agreement with the Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) to purchase Water Restoration Certificates (WRC), which will, over the course of the next year will restore 1.8 million gallons of water to Oregon’s Deschutes River. Read full story


Laurelwood Brewing Committed to the Deschutes River

09/23/10—MUTINEER MAGAZINE—The result will be one million gallons of restored water of Oregon’s beautiful Deschutes River. “The BEF’s Water Restoration Certificate is the first national-level, market-based solution that enables businesses to take responsibility for water consumption by helping restore water flow to critically de-watered creeks and rivers” cited the press release. Read full story


BEF Builds New Model for Water Offsets

09/15/11—SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS OREGON—It’s fairly common practice for green-minded businesses to purchase offsets or certificates to make up for the carbon their operations emit. The money goes toward the development of clean energy sources or to maintain carbon-storing forests. Now, a Portland pioneer in the market for renewable energy certificates is taking the same concept to wetland restoration. Read full story


Big League Sports Join the Green Team, Score with Solar

09/08/10—GRIST.ORG—Talk about sporting greens: On Wednesday, all of the United States’ professional sports leagues said they would distribute a guide on how to switch to renewable energy and urge their teams to solarize their stadiums. The guide was prepared by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Bonneville Environmental Foundation and marks a new alliance between environmentalists and the nation’s baseball, football, hockey, and soccer teams. Read full story


All-Star Events to Have a Green Theme

07/10/10—MLB.COM—Anaheim will be rolling out the “green” carpet to welcome players, fans and coaches to the 81st Midsummer Classic. As part of its commitment to the environment, MLB has joined forces with the Natural Resources Defense Council to ensure the All-Star festivities, including the All-Star Red Carpet Show on Tuesday, reflect environmentally responsible practices. Read full story


Big Sky Brewing Buys Water Restoration Certificates

07/09/10—ENVIRONMENTAL LEADER—Big Sky Brewing Company’s purchase will result in more than 10 million gallons of water restored to the Prickly Pear Creek over the next three years. Big Sky Brewing has signed a three-year contract to purchase Water Restoration Certificates (WRC) from Bonneville Environmental Foundation(BEF) to help restore water flow in Prickly Pear Creek, a tributary of the Missouri River located near Helena, Montana. Read full story


In Our View: Greener Pastures

07/06/10—THE COLUMBIAN—Gas from cows? Solar power? Local consumers can buy it now. When is it a good idea to pay more for the same service provided to your neighbors? We can think of two local examples: natural gas and electricity. NW Natural, a Portland-based utility, recently expanded its Smart Energy program to its 60,000 Southwest Washington customers. Clark Public Utilities has offered its Green Lights program since 2002. Both programs allow customers to opt in, paying slightly more for their energy and in return funding development of more environmentally friendly energy sources. Read full story


The Green List 2010

06/01/11—OREGON BUSINESS MAGAZINE—The 2010 list of Oregon’s Best Green Companies to Work For is all about diversity and commitment. Winners range from longtime sustainability gurus such as Gerding Edlen and the Bonneville Environmental Foundation to newcomers such as Ruby Receptionists and Hummingbird Wholesale. Add in respected businesses that are always expanding their green programs such as SOLARC Architecture and Boly Welch Recruiting, and the final result offers diverse representation of a statewide trend toward more sustainable business practices. See full list


Silk Green Caps For A Greener World Helps Consumers Raise Funds For A Green Cause

04/29/10—CSR WIRE—More and more people are looking for simple ways to help make the world a healthier place. But often the pressure and bustle of day-to-day life can make it seem overwhelming to seek out and implement the small changes that can make a big difference. Read full news release


Wineries Complete First Industry Carbon-Reduction Program

04/27/10—SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS OREGON—Fourteen Oregon wineries announced Tuesday they’ve completed a rigorous process to measure and reduce greenhouse gases as part of the “Carbon Neutral Challenge,” a joint program of the Oregon Environmental Council and the Oregon Wine BoardRead full story


Are Voluntary Renewable Energy Purchases in Danger of Withering on the Vine?

05/26/10—SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS OREGON—We’ve all heard pieces and parts of the story—supporting renewable energy is the right thing to do for the long-term future, for our kids, for the environment, and for national security. But, developing renewable energy is also the right thing to do right now for the immediate future of Oregon. And supporting federal legislation that keeps this market humming along is also the right thing to do right now. In Oregon, and across the country, people have been supporting a lot of renewable energy lately. Read full article


Obama, Leno and a Low-Carbon Menu

05/26/10—THE NEW YORK TIMES—The White House Correspondents’ Dinner, an annual black-tie festival of schmoozing, preening and source-greasing, is taking steps this year to reduce its carbon footprint. From decorations to menu choices to recommended modes of transport, the association is trying to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions generated by its 2,600 revelers. Read full story


Major League Soccer Celebrates Earth Day With MLS W.O.R.K.S. Greener Goals Week

04/22/10—OUR SPORTS CENTRAL—To commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, MLS W.O.R.K.S., Major League Soccer’s community outreach initiative, has launched Greener Goals Week, a League-wide effort focused on increasing environmental awareness. Major League Soccer has partnered with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Bonneville Environmental Foundation to identify and enact tangible ways to reduce our environmental footprint and help raise awareness throughout the soccer community. Read full story


In Our View: Harness the Invisible

01/06/10—ALL BUSINESS MAGAZINE—Two engines drive the slow but steady conversion to alternative energy sources in Clark County and around the state: voter mandates and voluntary contributions. That first engine was manifested in Initiative 937, the 2006 ballot measure that was approved by voters (51.7 percent both locally and statewide). Read full story


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