Manitoba Harvest Adds Wind Power to Eco Commitments
- CDP Supply Chain Reporting Period Opens (04/04/2014)
- 2014 Climate Action Resources Announced (03/21/2014)
- Mosaic Labs Announces E-Book for Wal-Mart Sustainability Index (03/06/2014)
- 2014 Sustainability Trends (01/27/2014)
- Trends in Carbon Accounting Point to Carbon Offsets as a Natural Next Step (01/10/2014)
LEED Green Building
- LEED® v4 and Green-e® Climate Certified Carbon Offsets (03/31/2014)
- Shippensburg University Project Showcases Value of USGBC LEED® Certification System (03/13/2014)
- LEED® v4 Certification Prepares to Roll Out in Canada (03/03/2014)
- LEED® v4 to Debut at Greenbuild Conference (08/22/2013)
- What is the LEED® EAC4? (07/18/2013)
- Renewable Energy Storage Provides New Market Possibilities (04/17/2014)
- DOE Mapping Tool Illustrates Wind Farm Growth (04/10/2014)
- Renewable Choice CEO Quayle Hodek Featured Presenter for EPA Webinar (03/10/2014)
- Small Town Solar Systems Demonstrate Renewable Leadership (02/28/2014)
- Sustainability Measures in the 2014 Farm Bill (02/20/2014)
- Hour for the Earth - 2014 (03/28/2014)
- Did You Make a Carbon Resolution This Year? (01/14/2014)
- The Intersection of Environmental and Social Justice (12/17/2013)
- Climate Change Comes Home (10/21/2013)
- 3 Apps to Help You Use Less Energy in Your Home (10/15/2013)
by Megan Brown on 05/15/2009
Sustainability practices are second nature for Manitoba.
Manitoba Harvest has expanded its corporate environmental initiatives by addressing the impact of the conventional electricity it uses. Last month it announced its commitment to offset 100% of its production facilities electricity use by purchasing renewable energy credits (RECs). Manitoba is also reducing its corporate impact by offsetting the emissions from its natural gas use with carbon offsets. These new initiatives demonstrate the importance Manitoba places on evaluating and responding to opportunities that increase its environmental corporate responsibility.
In 2008, Manitoba invested in many eco-friendly features for its state-of-the-art organic processing facility inlcuding efficient HVAC heating and cooling systems, special insulation, and lighting efficiencies. With the new green building features in place, Manitoba researched what else they could do which is when they chose to support renewable energy generation and carbon reduction facilities. These new commitments were a natural fit for an organization that has built its business around sustainable farming practices and educating the public on healthy lifestyle choices. Manitoba Harvest is in fact the largest farmer-owned hemp food manufacturer that has vertically integrated operations.
The education around and market for hemp foods continues to grow significantly. According to research from the natural products market information company, SPINS, sales of hempmilk grew 162% from 2007 to 2008. To learn more about Manitoba’s products or find recipes, check out its website.
These products are rich in Omega-3 and as consumers are increasingly aware of how foods are grown and where they come from, Manitoba is well positioned to be a leader in educating the marketplace on its products and on responsible corporate sustainability. ~ Megan
Megan Brown is the Client Relations Manager for Renewable Choice.