Social Venture Network Honors Earthbound Co-Founders
In the company of other visionaries such as Gary Hirshberg of Stonyfield Farm, George Siemon of Organic Valley and Jeffrey Hollender of Seventh Generation, Earthbound Farm co-founders Drew and Myra Goodman were named “Environmental Evangelists” in the Social Venture Network Hall of Fame and received the SVN Impact Award at a gala ceremony in New York City.
You might know the story of Earthbound Farm and our co-founders…two young college grads, originally from New York City, fell in love and moved to a small raspberry farm in Carmel Valley, California. The Goodmans always believed in producing food they’d want to eat themselves and would feel good about serving to their family. Now, nearly 30 years later, the company they began on 2.5 acres has become the largest grower of organic produce in the country. We couldn’t have done it without the retailers who believed in us or without the people who’ve loved our organic food over the years.
We’re honored to be associated with these other amazing people who have helped create industry-leading sustainable companies and products. At Earthbound, we’re constantly looking at ways to reduce our impact on the environment in every aspect of our business, and we wholeheartedly admire other companies who do the same.
For Today’s Step, buy something from a company you admire for their commitment to people and the environment. What companies do you respect and appreciate? How have they earned your esteem? Share with us in Comments below (or on our Facebook page, too)!
(Pictured above, left to right: George Siemon, Organic Valley; Drew & Myra Goodman, Earthbound Farm; Jeffrey Hollender, Seventh Generation; interviewer Tom Szaky, TerraCycle; and Gary Hirshberg, Stonyfield Farm.)
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