Blog Post - Cabot Creamery Cooperative
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Sustainability Cabot CreameryAt Cabot Creamery,we understand Sustainability to beliving within our means and ensuring the means to live.Our fundamental approach to stewardship and social impact is based on the triple bottom line of social, environmental and economic impacts. Our approach is called context-based sustainability. The scope of our sustainability efforts runs from farm-to-fork, but we realize our greatest influence is from the cow to the creamery and from the creamery to our customers. Our cooperatives typical member/owneris a multi-generational dairy farm family, a trend we endeavor to extend for a long time to come.
Cabot Creameryis the first dairy cooperative to achieve B Corporation Certfication,a validation of our attention to environmental and social impacts on stakeholders.We join a growing legion of successful cooperatives, fellow Northeast organizations and forward-thinking national brands that have been certified by the non-profit, B Lab.Certified B Corporations are businesses around the globe that meet rigorous and independent standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.http://www.bcorporation.net/cabotAbout Cabot CreameryCabot Creamery Cooperative is owned by dairy farm families throughout New England and upstate New York. Best known for making the Worlds Best Cheddar, we value our cooperative roots, which date back to 1919. Cabot is proud that all profits from sales of Cabots award-winning line of dairy products go to support our dairy farmers.For more information about Cabots Sustainability Program, please contactJed Davis, Director of Sustainability at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tropical Storm Irene: 100 Days Later
Reviewing Irene's Damage, the Relief Efforts, and How You Can Help
By the time Irene reached the Northeast on August 28th, 2011, it was no longer a hurricane, but this tropical storm still devastated many areas in the Northeast. Unlike in earlier spring and summer storms, our creameries were spared, but dozens upon dozens of our dairy farms sustained property damage and loss of crops and even livestock, such as:
1) Audio report on impact of Irene at the Kennett’s Liberty Hill Farm
2) Video segment on impact of Irene at Lloyd’s Maple Downs Farm
How are the farms doing now and what can you do to help?
Relief efforts are helping our farmers bounce back from the devastation suffered in the wake of Irene.
Agri-Mark (Cabot's parent cooperative) moved quickly to pay all of our dairy farmers the full value for the milk they lost in the storm.
In addition, many fundraising efforts have taken place, including:
· An Irene Flood Relief Concert organized by Cabot Creamery, Green Mountain Coffee Roastersand other Vermont businesses at Higher Ground in Burlington, Vt., in September.
· Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, a band native to Vermont who appear in a Cabot ad, showed their love and support by hosting Good Night Irene: Flood Relief Benefit Concert and Online Auction atHigher Ground in Burlington, Vt., as well as an Intimate Brunch with Grace Potter at Sugarbush Resort in Warren, Vt., both in October. More than $300,000 was raised.
· Going to Bat for Farmers was an event and silent auction of baseball memorabilia organized by ESPN baseball columnist/analyst Buster Olney, who was raised on a dairy farm in Vermont. The event featured the general managers of the rival Red Sox and Yankees collaborating in the relief effort, which raised over $125,000 dollars.
How can you help?
These are just a few of the efforts helping our farmers bounce back.
We invite you to personally join in the relief efforts by making a contribution to:
Vermont Disaster Relief Fund
Mad River Valley Community Fund
New York FarmNet
Schoharie County Community Action Program.
Our farmers thank you for your continued support.