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SFTA Webinar: Alternative fuels – reducing environmental impacts
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (PDT)
Join SFTA for our webinar on how alternative fuels are being implemented in leading organic food companies. The response to reduce environmental impacts in the form of carbon emissions, air quality and reliance on fossil fuels have driven solutions for distribution and manufacturing. Hear from Organic Valley and Organically Grown Company on their programs.
There are many different drivers for companies to actively invest in reducing their carbon emissions along with their dependency on fossil fuels. Once that decision is made, it becomes more difficult in determining the best solution to achieve this goal.
This webinar presents two case studies of companies who have taken a proactive approach to incorporating alternative fuel sources.
Organic Valley will share their experience with integrating biofuels into their fleet and their 3-5 year plan for further biofuel use.
Organically Grown Company will present on the role of biofuels as one of the components of their “green” fleet management plan, the evolution of their biodiesel program ( including early lessons learned, challenges and successes), as well as their plans for the future.
Jake Wedeberg is the On-Farm Sustainability Coordinator at Organic Valley. Jake coordinates energy efficiency, renewable energy, and biofuel projects on coop member farms. He’s also involved in biofuel activities with the Organic Valley owned fleet including: vegetable oil diesel conversions, crush facility coordination, & sourcing sustainable biofuel feedstock’s.
Organically Grown Company
Michael Hansen is the Vice President of Operations at Organically Grown Company. Mike manages the warehouse and transportation teams at OGC’s facilities located in Kent, WA and Eugene and Clackamas, OR. He focuses on eliminating waste within OGC’s operations while delivering exceptional service for customers.
Sustainable Food Trade Association
Sustainable Food Trade Association is a non-profit trade association dedicated to helping the organic food trade transition to more sustainable practices and raise the bar across the food industry.
Our members include organic producers, processors, manufacturers, distributors and retailers across North America. We help members improve performance, communicate results and drive wider change through networking, education, consult and shared metrics. Our "Declaration of Sustainability in the Food Trade" provides a common framework for benchmarking performance and progress.