Vanguard Renewables

Vanguard Renewables is a national leader in the development of food and dairy waste-to-renewable energy projects. The Company is committed to advancing decarbonization by reducing greenhouse gas emissions from farms and food waste and supporting regenerative agriculture best practices on partner farms.

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Vanguard Renewables

Vanguard Renewables co-founded the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance with Dairy Farmers of America, Unilever, and Starbucks; the Alliance now includes Stonyfield, Cabot, and Smithfield. The Alliance commits to developing a circular solution for food waste reduction and recycling and decarbonization of manufacturing and the supply chain. Vanguard operates six northeast on-farm anaerobic and plans to expand to 100+ sites nationwide by 2025. Vanguard’s anaerobic digester at Goodrich Farm in Vermont earned a 2021 Outstanding Dairy Sustainability Award from the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy.

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Closing the Loop: Rethinking Operations, the Economy to Save the Planet
Closing the Loop: Rethinking Operations, the Economy to Save the Planet

1 month ago - Whether making a widget or a culinary treat, prioritizing a circular life cycle for products helps keep them out of waste streams until they are negligible — or better yet, they never land there.

Vanguard Renewables Receives Environmental Leadership Award from NERC
Vanguard Renewables Receives Environmental Leadership Award from NERC

2 months ago - Vanguard Renewables was awarded the 2022 Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) Environmental Sustainability Leadership Award at NERC’s Fall Conference recently held in Connecticut

These Are a Few of Our Favorite Innovators Creating Healthier Products, Lifestyles, Communities, Supply Chains
These Are a Few of Our Favorite Innovators Creating Healthier Products, Lifestyles, Communities, Supply Chains

3 months ago - This week at SB’22 San Diego, over 1K sustainability practitioners have converged to share insights, tools, inspiration and opportunities for collaboration with the goal of building a regenerative future for all. Here, we hear highlights from our day three keynotes, which featured pioneers disrupting and upleveling a variety of industries.

Can Regenerative Agriculture Regenerate the US Food System?
Can Regenerative Agriculture Regenerate the US Food System?

3 months ago - The conversation recently made its way to Washington, DC — where the Environment Subcommittee of the House Committee of Oversight and Reform discussed calls to reform federal policies that unjustly favor corporate agribusiness, often at the expense of family farmers.

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Vanguard Renewables Launches Farm Powered Sustainability Program
Vanguard Renewables Launches Farm Powered Sustainability Program

4 months ago - New England Natural Bakers, Fancypants Baking Co., and Sloop Brewing Co. Sign as Founding Members

Vermont Creamery Joins National Movement to Turn Food Waste into Renewable Energy
Vermont Creamery Joins National Movement to Turn Food Waste into Renewable Energy

5 months ago - Vermont Creamery is the latest company to join the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance founded by Vanguard Renewables, Unilever, Starbucks, and Dairy Farmers of America

How the Sustainability Journey Can Be a Powerful Tool for Change
How the Sustainability Journey Can Be a Powerful Tool for Change

5 months ago - At a recent Sustainable Brands virtual event, leaders from the CPG, restaurant and IT industries highlighted how they sold important ideas and ambitions around impact and responsibility internally, and how that translates to external success.

BlackRock Real Assets Acquires Boston-based Vanguard Renewables
BlackRock Real Assets Acquires Boston-based Vanguard Renewables

6 months ago - Partnership Will Fuel Vanguard Renewables’ Organics-to-Renewable Energy Expansion Plan

How to Sell Sustainability as a Key Measure of Business Success
How to Sell Sustainability as a Key Measure of Business Success

6 months ago - When companies make bold commitments to sustainability, we all win. Here, we share lessons learned and ongoing challenges from three very different corporate sustainability journeys — to show others on the front lines that they are not alone.

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A Sustainable Moo-vement: How the Dairy Industry Is Fighting Climate Change
A Sustainable Moo-vement: How the Dairy Industry Is Fighting Climate Change

7 months ago - Dairy farming has quickly evolved for sustainability. Here are just a few examples of how innovative dairy organizations and farmers are working to fight climate change by reducing their impacts, improving soil health and using regenerative agriculture.

One Massachusetts Company Has a Big Sustainability Story to Tell on Earth Day
One Massachusetts Company Has a Big Sustainability Story to Tell on Earth Day

9 months ago - Vanguard Renewables, an organics-to-renewable energy company, has a lot to celebrate this Earth Day - they have mitigated 500K tons of GHGs and recycled more than 831K tons of organic waste since 2014

Going Green for St. Patrick’s Day - Brewing Up Sustainability: How Two Vermont Craft Beverage Makers are Leading the Sustainability Charge in Vermont
Going Green for St. Patrick’s Day - Brewing Up Sustainability: How Two Vermont Craft Beverage Makers are Leading the Sustainability Charge in Vermont

10 months ago - Vermont has always been at the forefront of sustainability initiatives, and the craft beverage movement is no exception.

Conquering the Grass Ceiling: Female Farmers Feeding America and the World
Conquering the Grass Ceiling: Female Farmers Feeding America and the World

10 months ago - As we celebrate Women’s History Month, it seems only fitting to focus on the women working to feed our country. From raising dairy and beef cows to vegetables and other crops — women are slowly becoming the face of the next generation of US farmers.

Food Tank Joins the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance
Food Tank Joins the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance

11 months ago - Food Tank Joins the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance

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US Dairy Industry Quietly Leads the Way Toward Sustainability
US Dairy Industry Quietly Leads the Way Toward Sustainability

11 months ago - I reached out to some friends in the industry to gather perspectives about dairy’s sustainability journey — and more importantly, the lessons we have collectively learned. The hope is that others can look to dairy’s example and shorten their own sustainability journeys.

Why There Won’t Be Quite So Much Waste from the Big Game This Year
Why There Won’t Be Quite So Much Waste from the Big Game This Year

11 months ago - From cups and straws to the over 300 million gallons of beer expected to be drunk in the US this weekend, companies are stepping up with innovative solutions to rein in the fallout from one of our most wasteful celebration days of the year.

Breweries are Working to Make Super Bowl Sunday Greener in Massachusetts
Breweries are Working to Make Super Bowl Sunday Greener in Massachusetts

11 months ago - Vanguard Renewables believes that Super Bowl Sunday beer waste is only waste if you waste it - and is working with breweries to recycle that waste and harness it to make renewable energy.

No Matter the Industry, We All Have a Role to Play in Fighting Hunger
No Matter the Industry, We All Have a Role to Play in Fighting Hunger

1 year ago - As I write this, we are anxiously awaiting the US Senate to pass President Biden’s “Build Back Better” legislation. It’s important that this passes, as it calls for the continuation of the Child Tax Credit program that has been instrumental in helping US families rise out of poverty.

David Darr Joins Vanguard Renewables as Chief Sustainability Officer
David Darr Joins Vanguard Renewables as Chief Sustainability Officer

1 year ago - David Darr Joins Vanguard Renewables as Chief Sustainability Officer

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Calling On All ‘Bad Actors’ to Join the Climate Change Fight
Calling On All ‘Bad Actors’ to Join the Climate Change Fight

1 year ago - Those of us committed to combatting climate change have no patience for companies that are ‘part of the problem’; but we should embrace anyone that is truly committed to being part of the solution. We’re all on the same team — and we will stand or fall together.

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