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Guess Who is Saving Our Planet!

Sustainability is a hot topic and the fresh produce industry is leading the charge! See how our partners are going green and adopting eco-friendly practices like water conservation, sustainable packaging and more to make the world a little better.

Click on a topic below to learn more!

Water Conservation

How can you help save water at home? We asked Abbigale Keefer, mom of two and resource conservationist, for a few tips:

– Fix leaks as soon as possible.
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Don’t leave water running while brushing your teeth or washing your hands.
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Install a rain barrel for outdoor watering.
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Only run the washing machine and dishwasher when you have a full load.

Did You Know? You use about 5 gallons of water if you leave the water running while brushing your teeth. Find other easy ways to conserve water at home on our Instagram page.

Curation Foods is committed to reusing 70% of its water and using multiple water sources (well, rain, surface) to irrigate the fields.
Wonderful-Pistachios
Wonderful® reuses 100% of process wastewater in the Lost Hill pistachio & almond processing plant – enough water to support 800 aces of tree nut farming.
Red Sun Farms

Red Sun Farms’ high-tech greenhouses use 95% less water than irrigated fields. Using mainly rain water, they recycle all unused water and fertilizers.

Recyclable Packaging

Recycling is a great way to reduce waste at home, but did you know some of your favorite brands are already working to reduce the amount of plastic in packaging? 

Quick Facts 

– More than 5 trillion pieces of plastic are already floating in our oceans.
– By 2050, virtually every seabird species on the planet will be eating plastic.
– Around the world, nearly a million plastic beverage bottles are sold every minute.
– Estimates for how long plastic endures range from 450 years to forever.

Sunkist

Sunkist uses 100% recyclable corrugated and plastic packaging. Cartons are Sustainable Forestry Initiative certified.

Eat-Smart

Curation Foods saves up to 400,000 pounds of plastic from landfills a year by using 92% recyclable packaging materials.

Shuman-Farms-Sweet-Onions

Shuman Farms ships 60% of products in cardboard that’s made from nearly 100% recycled material and uses 1/3 less plastic in onion bags.

Red Sun Farms

Red Sun Farms’ award winning fibre print reduces plastic by 90%! This has eliminated 7.5 million units of plastic over 5 years.

Energy Conservation

From renewable energy to solar power, companies across the country are looking for new ways to become more energy efficient in how they do business.

How You Can Help:

– Turn off lights and electronics when you’re not using them.
– Use LED lightbulbs.
– Turn off the oven and cook using smaller appliances like slow cookers, air fryers or an Instant Pot.

Wonderful-Pistachios

Wonderful® has committed to 100% renewable electricity by 2025. Joined RE100 – global initiative of companies committed to using 100% renewable electricity.

Eat-Smart

Curation Foods reduced energy usage in facilities & direct delivery supply chain by reducing the number of delivery trucks on the road.

Shuman-Farms-Sweet-Onions

Shuman Farms uses high-speed bagging machines to increase production by 30%, using the same amount of energy as a traditional bagger.

Protecting Farmlands

Without our farmlands, we wouldn’t have food to eat. Farmers work tirelessly to feed the nation all while taking care of the land they’ve been entrusted with.

Some Ways Farms Protect Farmlands:

– No-till farming practice
– Planting cover crops
– Collecting water runoff
– Pasture rotations

Wonderful-Pistachios

Wonderful® uses a no-till system to reduce air pollution and sustain soil health on its farms.

Sunkist

Sunkist practices no-till farming, which reduces soil erosion and herbicide use, and helps retain moisture.

Brand Partners

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