Posts Tagged ‘business’

Cabot Creamery Wins US Dairy Sustainability Award and Achieves B-Corp Certification

Dominic Stucker, May 30th, 2016
The Cabot sustainability team and Cooperative dairy farmers at the award ceremony in Chicago, Illinois, May 2016 (photo courtesy of Alyssa Schukar Photography)* The sustainability efforts of Cabot Creamery Cooperative, directed by Donella Meadows Fellow Jed Davis, have been recognized at the national level with the winning of the US Dairy Sustainability Award. In this news

Innovation in Montana: The First Generation of Mid-Scale Organic Farming

Dominic Stucker, June 15th, 2015
Fellow Anna Jones-Crabtree and her husband became first generation, mid-scale organic farmers when they started their dryland Vilicus Farms in rural Montana in 2009. Vilicus is Latin for ‘steward of the land.’ The challenges have included severe climate change impacts, particularly drought, balancing full time jobs off the farm to ensure cash flow and standing

School’s in Session at Vilicus Farms

Dominic Stucker, July 30th, 2013
Apprentices D’Anna and Nate, June 2013 By Taylor Knoop, Sustainability Leaders Network Fellows have been active this summer in engaging younger generations as interns, providing a way for the sustainability community to expand and strengthen. Fellow Anna Jones-Crabtree and her husband, Doug, own and run Vilicus Farms, a 1,280 acre organic operation in Havre, Montana. They have welcomed Nathan, a 21 year old

Fellow Mike Dupee Helping Increase Food Security among Coffee Growers

Dominic Stucker, October 9th, 2012
Coffee farming family, Central America. From video “After the Harvest,” produced by Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. Today, Andrew Revkin of the New York Times featured an article by Fellow Mike Dupee, Vice President for Corporate Social Responsibility at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, in the Dot Earth section of the paper: “A Coffee Seller Seeks to Cut

Land stewardship and sustainable agriculture in Montana: Ways you can get involved

Dominic Stucker, July 12th, 2012
Anna in rye field In addition to her full time job in Helena, Montana coordinating national-level sustainable operations for the US Forest Service, Fellow Anna Jones-Crabtree and her husband Doug Crabtree farm. They are deep into their fourth season, working weekends far to the north near the Canadian border from March through November. Neither a small-scale

The Future We Want: Workshop Report

Dominic Stucker, May 28th, 2012
Fellow Chris Page recently spent a weekend at the spectacular Esalen Institute in Big Sur, teaching a workshop on systems thinking and sustainable business to a diverse and enthusiastic group. She writes: We dove into basic loops, discussed what it means to be a sustainable business, puzzled over John Sterman’s bathtub exercise… and then took a break

The Future We Want: A Systems Approach to Growing Sustainable Business

Dominic Stucker, January 14th, 2012
Esalen Institute Coast Come to the world-renowned Esalen Institute from May 18-20, 2012, on the scenic northern California coast near Big Sur, for a dynamic, interactive workshop on systems thinking and sustainable business. Led by Christina Page, Dana Fellows Cohort #1 and Global Director of Energy and Sustainability Strategy for Yahoo!, the workshop will feature best practices

Featured Fellow: Tim Brown

Dominic Stucker, December 7th, 2011
Tim Brown, Renewable Energy Entrepreneur Illinois, USA Tim is the president of Wabashco, LLC, a green investment project development firm located in Chicago, Illinois, and is principal of Forest Hill Energy, LLC. Tim is developing a portfolio of renewable energy projects in the Midwest. His current work includes removal of methane – a potent greenhouse gas –

Michelle Erickson Launches Consultancy

Dominic Stucker, October 21st, 2011
Erickson Strategies Website Drawing on her professional experience and leadership practices honed as a Fellow, Michelle Erickson launched her own consultancy, Erickson Strategies, in October 2011. Michelle describes her consultancy as: …a boutique consultancy specializing in sustainability, technology, and innovation. We deliver custom, leading-edge solutions in program design, training, and communications. We tailor engagements to our clients’