Inspiring the Next Generation Ashley Orgain, Manager of Mission Advocacy and Outreach

2012 Corporate Responsibility Report

The Foundation operates two grant programs: • Sustainability grants: We support U.S. based organizations working to bring about positive change and sustainable solutions by advancing the social and environmental goals we have as a business. • VT Community Building grants: We support Vermont organizations working to help future generations thrive by making a positive and lasting difference in children’s lives through progress in education and human and environmental health. Our giving allows us to breathe life into our aspirations, supporting on-the-ground, issue experts, working for systemic change that builds communities, enhances health and nurtures nature. Significant gifts support the Breast Cancer Fund, Women’s Voices for the Earth and Informed Green Solutions. See Enhancing Health on page 28 for the full story. Inspiring the Next Generation Ashley Orgain, Manager of Mission Advocacy and Outreach “I watched as ten awestruck fifth graders gazed open-mouthed at the four-story tree before them. After a long day of travel they were itching to explore. ‘Do we really get to sleep here?’ one asked before dashing off to climb the tree — much as an orangutan might. “I accompanied the group of ten, better known as the ‘Green Ambassadors’ on a trip to The Philadelphia Zoo to learn about the effects of palm oil plantations on the orangutan population. “Extending our long-standing partnership with the Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes, located a few blocks from our office in Burlington, VT, we had ‘adopted’ the group of budding scientists. They had already visited our office several times to learn about green chemistry and palm oil. Now they were learning first-hand how one company’s decision to use sustainable palm oil can affect the life of an animal on the other side of the planet. 36  Seventh Generation, Inc. | FUTURE TENSE: Corporate Consciousness Report for 2012 Building Communities


2012 Corporate Responsibility Report
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