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My human, Mia, has been working so hard. She is so inspired by my plan. My plan is to go all over the United States meeting new and wonderful people, to share their stories, and to find the connection between all people. Mia is so wonderful, and I want to meet more wonderful humans like her.

Monday, September 6, 2010

9-2-10- Thursday - Peace, Love and Icecream

Ben & Jerry's Ice cream.... mmmmmmmmmmm.....

And besides delicious ice cream they have an a terrific mission statement.  They use local products, to their VT factory when ever possible. The factory itself is very green.  Here is their Mission Statement right off their website:


Straight from their website:   

We have a progressive, nonpartisan social mission that seeks to meet human needs and eliminate injustices in our local, national and international communities by integrating these concerns into our day-to-day business activities. Our focus is on children and families, the environment and sustainable agriculture on family farms.

  • Capitalism and the wealth it produces do not create opportunity for everyone equally. We recognize that the gap between the rich and the poor is wider than at any time since the 1920’s. We strive to create economic opportunities for those who have been denied them and to advance new models of economic justice that are sustainable and replicable.
  • By definition, the manufacturing of products creates waste. We strive to minimize our negative impact on the environment.
  • The growing of food is overly reliant on the use of toxic chemicals and other methods that are unsustainable. We support sustainable and safe methods of food production that reduce environmental degradation, maintain the productivity of the land over time, and support the economic viability of family farms and rural communities.
  • We seek and support nonviolent ways to achieve peace and justice. We believe government resources are more productively used in meeting human needs than in building and maintaining weapons systems.
  • We strive to show a deep respect for human beings inside and outside our company and for the communities in which they live.

I find this very refreshing for a company.  I believe Ben & Jerry's shows it's possible to care about how your company effects the world and still have a successful company.

I am not a huge ice cream eater, but in the future I think I'll look for Ben and Jerry's or another LOCAL company to have.

Do you think about how your products are made?

And what's your favorite ice cream?

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