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

6 days 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

2 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

3 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

3 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.

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

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

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

4 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

4 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

4 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

5 months 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.

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

5 months ago - David Darr Joins Vanguard Renewables as Chief Sustainability Officer

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

7 months 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.

How Companies Are Joining Forces, Closing Loops, Optimizing Outputs in Complex Supply Chains
How Companies Are Joining Forces, Closing Loops, Optimizing Outputs in Complex Supply Chains

8 months ago - At SB’21 San Diego, innovators in the agriculture, electronics, food and plastics industries shared lessons learned from a variety of initiatives aimed at closing loops and optimizing value chains for a circular, regenerative future.

Vermont Family Farm Raises a Crop of Energy and Teaches Us a Lesson
Vermont Family Farm Raises a Crop of Energy and Teaches Us a Lesson

1 year ago - The anaerobic digester at Goodrich Farm turns cow manure and food waste into carbon-negative, renewable natural gas that benefits much more than the farm. And the family’s journey is highly replicable.

Perspectives from the Food Waste Trenches
Perspectives from the Food Waste Trenches

1 year ago - Food waste is catalyzing everyone in the food, waste and recycling industries to create new solutions and best practices to convert a negative into value for the environment and for business. Here are insights from some food industry leaders about efforts to reduce waste first, then recycle what cannot be eliminated.

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Regenerative Agriculture: Soil Health, Herd Health, Human Health
Regenerative Agriculture: Soil Health, Herd Health, Human Health

1 year ago - Regenerative ag is a growing, dynamic movement that has potential for tremendous climate reversal and healthy food production. When even Neil Young says, “Put the carbon back in the soil," you know it’s time to get on board. 

The Role of Renewable Natural Gas in the Decarbonization of Our Economy
The Role of Renewable Natural Gas in the Decarbonization of Our Economy

1 year ago - The potential of renewable natural gas in the decarbonization landscape is examined in this Q&A with Johannes Escudero, CEO and ED of the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition).

Starbucks, Unilever, Dairy Farmers of America on Their Food-Waste-to-Energy Alliance
Starbucks, Unilever, Dairy Farmers of America on Their Food-Waste-to-Energy Alliance

1 year ago - The three founding members of the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance discuss how the pioneering partnership is propelling their individual sustainability strategies.

Food Waste Recycling Sees Setbacks During Pandemic
Food Waste Recycling Sees Setbacks During Pandemic

1 year ago - While zero-waste initiatives in the US gained momentum in 2019 and early 2020, myriad complications related to the pandemic brought many to a screeching halt. But as we transition from emergency mode, there have been restarts.

New Farm Powered Strategic Alliance Highlights Circular Solution to Food Waste, GHG Reduction
New Farm Powered Strategic Alliance Highlights Circular Solution to Food Waste, GHG Reduction

1 year ago - Unilever, Starbucks and Dairy Farmers of America have joined the historic alliance, which calls on the food industry to embrace the simple, circular relationship between food waste and its potential to reduce greenhouse gases.

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Brewed Responsibly: How Smart Craft Brewers Are Cleaning Up Our Favorite Beverage
Brewed Responsibly: How Smart Craft Brewers Are Cleaning Up Our Favorite Beverage

1 year ago - The immediate future offers a financial challenge for most brewers and distributors; but everyone from craft brewers to large factories can increase sustainability and protect their bottom lines through process efficiencies, more nimble supply chains and smart recycling solutions.

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