Our Partners are doing great things for Vermont and the environment.
We are so thankful for the support of our corporate partners and are proud to share their environmental efforts.
GREENBACKER CAPITAL JOINS AS A PROUD SPONSOR OF GREEN UP VERMONT
Greenbacker Capital is a proud sponsor of Green Up Vermont. With Greenbacker’s commitment to advancing sustainable infrastructure, and our Technical Asset Management team based in Montpelier, Greenbacker and Green Up Vermont’s values are strongly aligned. A Greenbacker owned solar project, located at the Brattleboro Landfill, showcases our dedication to reducing waste and maximizing use of the land in which our sites operate. Through the electricity and revenue generated at the landfill, the Windham County Solid Waste Management District (WSWMD) was able to maximize the benefit of a brownfield site that is legally restricted from most other uses. The revenue generated has allowed the WSWMD to afford equipment to build out the second largest food composting operation in Vermont. The Brattleboro Landfill Project is estimated to have saved its subscribers across 18 towns in Vermont almost half a million dollars. As of 2020, the 5.7-megawatt solar array was Vermont’s largest net-metering project, offering subscribers the ability to participate in creating clean energy while saving on their power bills through credits received for power they add to the grid.
CASELLA BRAKES GROUND…
The new state-of-the-art de-packaging facility is designed to separate spoiled and contaminated food products from its packaging. The plant will use a mechanical process to separate food waste from packaging allowing for non-contaminated recycling and composting. The facility is designed to handle up to 100 million pounds of organic material annually and has already contracted with several in-state commercial food waste producers to accept their spoilage. The organic material will be shipped to a highefficiency anaerobic digester and converted to biogas and the packaging material will be recycled. Depending on the type of food waste received, the method of collection, and the packaging material, the food scraps may also be used as animal feed for local farms. The facility is expected to be operational before winter.
FUSE MARKETING – EXCITED TO SUPPORT GUV
As a local Vermont business, educating our staff and implementing strategies with our marketing clients around how to be more sustainable is crucial. Fuse has done a lot in favor of the environment, including past participation in Green Up Day, an offsite at the CSWD Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) to learn more about what goes into recycling and why it’s important, and we have established an Environment & Sustainability Committee that meets on a bi-monthly basis to develop new and innovative ways to fund, activate and promote sustainability and the environment. All these efforts are done to ensure Fuse is working together as a company to help reduce our environmental impact. Click through to find out more about Fuse and follow us on Instagram at @fuse_marketing. FUSEMARKETING
NATIONAL LIFE FOUNDATION SHARES
One among many cool things is our “Do Good Garden.” We had a small community garden on our Vermont campus that wasn’t tended to for a year or two and became overgrown. One of our colleagues asked if he could resurrect it and donate the harvest to a local food shelf. Thus, the Do Good Garden was born! Charlie Maitland oversees it and with a dedicated team of volunteers has created a socially distanced experience in which cherry tomatoes, squash, zucchini and more grew beautifully and has been consistently donated throughout the summer to Just Basics food shelf in Montpelier.