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February 25, 2020

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Disney's US theme parks are going vegan

Every dining location in Disney's U.S. theme parks will collectively offer over 400 plant-based meals this spring. This is a massive step for the company, which operates over 602 places to eat in both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort. Read more at CNN

Trump administration rule could end free school lunches for about 500,000 children

A Trump administration proposal that would cause 500,000 U.S. students to lose access to free school meals is one step closer to taking effect. Its comment period ended this past Monday, but Democratic members of the House Committee on Education and Labor continue to call on Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to halt the rule. Read more at The Washington Post

Badger to install 1,445-panel solar array at Gilsum headquarters

By the end of 2020 Badger will operate a 1,445-panel solar array that will generate over 600,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per year at its headquarters in Gilsum, New Hampshire. Badger announced its commitment to reaching carbon neutrality by 2030, and its partnership with ReVision Energy is one of the first step's the company is taking toward that goal. Read more at Sentinel Source...

Startups wrap brand identity with sustainable packaging

Sustainable packaging across CPG categories is making leaps and bounds in 2020. However, these new eco-friendly packaging considerations can ultimately raise costs for the consumer, making them difficult to adopt for brands who wish to remain accessible to all. Read more at The Wall Street Journal

This ugly fish could be the future of aquaculture

The monkeyface prickleback is an herbivorous fish that is more sustainable and less expensive to raise than carnivorous species such as salmon are. Because farmed fish are often fed plant-based fish food, uncovering which genes make this particular fish efficient at breaking down plant material will eventually lead to more sustainable aquaculture practices. Read more at Modern Farmer

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