Crowd Cow will use verified carbon credits to offset emissions associated with all orders, from field to doorstep
Lincoln, Neb. (April 22, 2020) – A new partnership between Crowd Cow and the Arbor Day Foundation will offset the carbon impact of all Crowd Cow orders. Crowd Cow, the first company to directly connect customers with independent farmers selling pasture-raised meat, will contribute to the Foundation's verified carbon credit projects in the Mississippi River Valley and Peru. The startup has committed to offsetting all carbon associated with their products, from methane released by animals to trucks delivering products to customers' doorsteps.
"We applaud Crowd Cow for expanding their commitment to sustainable business practices," said Dan Lambe, president, Arbor Day Foundation. "Nature-based climate solutions not only mitigate the environmental impact of daily business operations but also protect the ecosystems and economies that people and wildlife alike rely upon."
To achieve carbon neutrality, Crowd Cow will support two verified carbon credit projects through the Arbor Day Foundation. For the GreenTrees Reforestation Project in the lower Mississippi River Valley, the Foundation has planted 5 million trees. The project collectively produces more than 1,000,000 tons of carbon credits each year. In addition to removing carbon from the air, this forestland helps to improve the water quality of the Mississippi River, restore critical habitats for wildlife, and support the livelihoods of local landowners in states along the river from Illinois to Louisiana. In Peru, the Cordillera Azul National Park tropical forest protection project preserves this critically important intact forest landscape near the headwaters of the Amazon. This project protects the local forest ecosystem and native species, all while providing jobs in sustainable cocoa and coffee production.
"Being carbon neutral helps all of us protect the planet while enjoying the meat and seafood we love," says Ethan Lowry, co-founder of Crowd Cow. "We're honored to work with the Arbor Day Foundation on these projects that support both the environment and local communities."
Crowd Cow is committed to environmentally friendly business practices. They feature farms practicing regenerative agriculture, support local agriculture by connecting customers with farms in their region, and use fully recyclable and compostable packaging for all products.
About the Arbor Day Foundation
Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than one million members, supporters, and valued partners. Their vision is to help others understand and use trees as a solution to many of the global issues we face today, including air quality, water quality, climate change, deforestation, poverty and hunger.
As one of the world's largest operating conservation foundations, the Arbor Day Foundation educates and engages stakeholders and communities across the globe to involve themselves in its mission of planting, nurturing and celebrating trees. More information is available at arborday.org.
About Crowd Cow
Crowd Cow offers the most convenient and direct way to purchase meat from the top 1% of farms through customizable subscriptions and a la carte options, ordered online and delivered straight to your door. Crowd Cow was founded with the mission to bring trust and transparency back to the food industry and enable customers to make better choices for the mouths they feed.
The company personally visits each producer they work with to ensure consumers get the highest-quality meat and seafood -- always taste-tested by experts, free of hormones and with no unnecessary antibiotics. Since their founding in 2015, Crowd Cow has grown to offer more cuts and proteins than any other online butcher shop: from everyday staples like beef, chicken, pork and seafood, to special favorites like lamb, duck, and Wagyu. Visit crowdcow.com for more information.