We’re proud to announce that Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and The WhiteWave Foods Company have partnered to launch Green Mountain Coffee® Espresso Roast Iced Latte, a convenient ready-to-drink iced coffee beverage.
Made with real milk and 100 percent Arabica coffee beans for rich, robust flavor, this new beverage captures the authentic taste of a coffee shop latte in a convenient form that’s easy to enjoy at home. It is available in two classic flavors: Mocha and Vanilla, and sold in the grocery refrigerated aisle of major retailers.
Green Mountain Espresso Roast Iced Latte offers another convenient way for coffee lovers to enjoy a premium coffee product in the comfort of their own home.
Drink up, latte lovers!
You’ve seen a bunch of posts about Share What We Do Well Month that took place throughout the month of October at WhiteWave. We’ve had this huge poster hanging in our lobby where employees have shared and written about their various volunteer experiences.
We wanted to share some additional photos of our employee volunteer groups spending their days at Growing Gardens, an urban farm near Boulder and helping with Boulder flood relief efforts.
Throughout October, nearly 1,800 WhiteWave Foods employees rolled up their sleeves and participated in the company’s Share What We Do Well Month, a month-long volunteer initiative created to give employees at all WhiteWave locations the opportunity to make a difference at organizations in their local communities. Many of the organizations chosen align with WhiteWave’s commitment to environmental responsibility and the promotion of food security – concepts inherent in the company’s goal to “change the way the world eats for the better.”
Many WhiteWave employees volunteered at their local food banks including: Community Food Share and Food Bank of the Rockies in Colorado, Free Store Food Bank in Cincinnati, Northwest Arkansas Food Bank, Maryland Food Bank, North Texas Food Bank and Second Harvest Food Banks in California and Florida. Volunteers helped sort, organize, pack and weigh more than 70,000 pounds of donated food.
Naturally Boulder, a non-profit organization with a mission of nurturing and enhancing the natural products industry in Boulder, has set up a Naturally Boulder Disaster Relief Fund. The first donations to the fund came from personal donations from the organization’s board members and from sponsor companies, and as a sponsor of Naturally Boulder, WhiteWave donated $2,500. The first allocation of grants from the fund will go towards assisting Naturally Boulder members and sponsor companies to help them re-establish their businesses and recover from the September 2013 floods in and around Boulder.
To date, Naturally Boulder has raised more than $38,000 for this fund, and disbursements will be made through an application process. If you are a Naturally Boulder member and you work for a company that experienced loss related to the flooding in September, you may be eligible for a grant from this fund. Click here to see the criteria for applicants and to download a Disaster Relief Fund application.
Applications are due back to Naturally Boulder by 5:00 PM on Nov. 7, 2013.
It’s amazing to see our community come together time and time again.
DENVER (CBS4)- Hundreds of elementary school students received the gift of warmth with brand new winter coats.
“Operation Warm” handed out more than 500 coats at Rose Hill Elementary in Commerce City.
The organization said 90 percent of the children at the school are on a free or reduced meal program.
For many this was their first new coat ever. Operation Warm” is a collaboration between Operation Warm, a national non-profit focused on providing new winter coats to children in need, and Broomfield-based WhiteWave Foods.
Full coverage is available here:
Today – October 29, 2013
Registered dietician and Women’s Health contributor Keri Glassman shares 10 delicious and healthy foods you can feel good about feeding the entire family, from unsweetened almond milk to maple pumpkin seed bars.
We had a bunch of munckins masquerading around our office and trick-or-treating for Halloween.
Happy Halloween to all of the ghosts, goblins, witches, dinosaurs, fairies, Elmos, superheros and all kiddos out there in cute costumes!
Last week, a group of WhiteWave employees volunteered at SAME Café as part of the company’s Share What We Do Well Month. SAME Café serves an amazing cause and we were grateful to spend part of our day there.
SAME is an acronym for “So All May Eat,” and the café’s mission is to serve good food for the greater good and build a healthy community. The restaurant’s philosophy is that everyone, regardless of economic status, deserves the chance to eat healthy food while being treated with dignity. Last year, SAME served warm, delicious meals to nearly 20,000 people.
SAME opened in 2006 as the first nonprofit restaurant in Denver and is run by an incredible husband and wife team, Brad and Libby Birky. This restaurant is more than unique as it is all about food and community, and not price. Instead of a cash register, a donation box is available for people to pay what they feel their meal is worth. If patrons can’t give cash, they exchange an hour of volunteer work at SAME for one of the café’s meals which are made-from-scratch with mostly local and organic foods. We saw a number of folks sit down for a warm lunch and then ask for a mop to clean the café’s floors or supplies to wash the windows.
The WhiteWave volunteer team scrubbed dishes, made pizza dough, chopped organic veggies, peeled roasted red peppers and served plates of delicious lunches. We had a great time helping.
For those in the Denver area, SAME is open most days from 11a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and is located at 2023 E. Colfax Ave.
Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) is proud to celebrate its 10 year anniversary with WhiteWave Foods and we have accomplished so much together over the years. The partnership was initiated in 2003, when Silk became the first company of its size to make a trend-setting commitment to power 100% of its manufacturing processes with wind energy through the purchase of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). Then, in 2007, Silk launched “Green Caps for a Greener World,” a cause marketing campaign designed to engage consumers in the conversation about renewable energy. For every registered UPC, Silk committed to purchase additional RECs.
Within the next several years Horizon Organic, WhiteWave’s corporate offices in Broomfield, Colo. and International Delight also stepped up to support renewable energy. By 2007, more companies were making significant renewable energy purchases, which helped drive standards to govern renewable energy purchases. For example, 30 states now have Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) which are policies designed to increase generation of electricity from renewable resources.
WhiteWave was also an early supporter of BEF’s Water Restoration Certificates (WRCs). In 2009, the company purchased WRCs to balance 100% of the water used at corporate headquarters. This early support enabled BEF to expand water flow restoration projects to new geographic areas.
Just recently, BEF’s WRC program attracted National Geographic and Participant Media, which led to the creation of Change the Course, a first of its kind water sustainability campaign, initially focused on restoring the Colorado River, named America’s most endangered river in 2012. Silk was the first charter sponsor of Change the Course, followed by other sponsors like The Coca-Cola Company and The Walt Disney Company to raise awareness for freshwater issues. The campaign began in February 2013, and already has three new water projects underway in the Colorado Basin. It has also attracted more than 24,000 people worldwide to pledge to conserve water in their every day life!
In 2012, International Delight’s commitment to fund a new water flow restoration project led to BEF’s first WRC project in California. The location is in the Sierra Meadows region of Northern California, and restores flows to a critically dewatered meadow ecosystem that impacts both Northern and Southern California water supply.
Additionally, Patagonia issued a “challenge grant” in 2012 to get a new water project off the ground in Colorado. WhiteWave was the first to meet the challenge, investing six times the amount of Patagonia’s initial grant, and the project is beginning in late 2013 or early 2014. Other like-minded brands such as New Belgium Brewing, The Clif Bar Family Foundation, Ted’s Montana Grill, are also contributing to the project in partnership with Patagonia.
From 2003-2013, the renewable energy purchases made by WhiteWave Foods and its brands equate to over 706 million kilowatt hours of electricity, equivalent to the annual electricity used by over 55,000 American homes. The WRC commitments equate to over 244 million gallons restored, enough water to fill 370 Olympic sized swimming pools, while also supporting multiple new projects.
In honor of celebrating BEF’s 10-year partnership with WhiteWave, we encourage people to take the pledge to reduce their freshwater footprint at http://changethecourse.us/. For every pledge made, Silk is helping 1,000 gallons of water be restored to the Colorado River through Change the Course. We can all do our part to reduce and conserve.
The Oskar Blues Beer Truck! Happy Friday.