You might not know this but I’m actually a maize and blue fan, verses a green fan! Go WOLVERINES!!! This actually ties into my post because an outstanding company you know as Stonyfield Farm (no “e” after “n” or before “y”… I can spell) works with the University of Michigan’s Center for Sustainable Systems to provide the best packaging they can. Go blue and go Stonyfield because what they discovered is unbelievable and they took the time and money to figure it out. How many companies really do that? Um…not enough. Not only is the yogurt organic but it’s in safe plastic*, you can recycle the containers (I literally just dug one out of the garbage) and if you don’t have a recycle center near you, clean it out and they’ll recycle it! Soon we might even have a yogurt cup made out of corn and beets…now that is sassy! I am telling you all of this because most people just go to the grocery store and look for the yogurt, milk or ice cream on sale but what they don’t get is, you’re purchase votes for a company. The more times you buy from that company the more votes you give it and the more times you tell that grocer…buy from Stonyfield! Why support and vote for Stonyfield, Green and Clean Mom, this isn’t an election? Isn’t it? I’m thinking, if the yogurt and milk brands could talk, it might be worse that Hilary and Obama! I won’t weigh in on Hilary and Obama but I’ll tell you why to vote Stonyfield….
- When you buy Stonyfiled you support organic farmers that use certified organic practices and actually care about the animals, earth and people…not just the green buck behind it all. I really urge you to watch this video about life on a farm.
- Stonyfield gives away 10% of their profits to educational organizations across the country ($1,947,109 in 2007) to support the environment and organic program. Organizations like Ecologyfund.com or Pesticide Action Network North America, to name a few.
- Stonyfield yogurt is organic and that means your children don’t have to eat yogurt, drink milk, have an ice cream treat and be eating hormones, artificial flavors, gelatin and unnecessary sugar or anything for that matter.
- Stonyfield loves their cows. I love cows. I think they’re cute. I don’t like their poop or methane stuff but I’m sure they don’t like mine either! I can even have-a-cow and not really have one in my living room or yard. I can expose my kiddos to life on a farm and have them virtually meet and learn about a cow of our choice. A program that started in 1989…yeah…a long time ago folks and it’s still around! So get on board and have-a-cow!!!
- Stonyfield is trying to help make over vending machines in schools!!! Yes! Yes! Yes!
- Stonyfield is willing to donate $20,000 to Every Count Click, an environmental works group to keep nasty chemicals out of our food, and all you have to do is go to this website and click: http://www.yobabyyogurt.com/donation
- Stonyfield is part of a collaborative effort to offer a report card to rate companies on what they are doing to make a difference when it comes to being green and treading lighter on Mother Earth. You, as a consumer, can go to: http://www.climatecounts.org/ and learn more about what companies you buy from are doing to make a difference. Maybe you won’t want to vote for them anymore until they start doing a little better and score higher! Think about it, consumers with power…what will the world be like then?
- Okay, last but not least…my kids and family love the stuff so if all of the above isn’t enough reason to vote Stonyfield, I’m not sure what is.
We have sampled a wide array of Stonyfield products in the last week or so. I love the After Dark Chocolate (must confess I ate almost all of it in one night). My son fills up on the Wild berry Stonyfield Smoothie but personally, I’m not a fan of it. We all have different taste buds and I’m not the Wild berry girl. Oh, and he asks for a strawberry squeezable yogurt that we freeze, almost nightly! My daughter loves the Yobaby smoothie because she learned to drink out of a straw and thinks she’s super cool. All flavors get her approval (yes, we’ve tried them all)! I was a skeptic on the milk because I’ve been turned on to the glass bottle, local farm milk and remember, I don’t like milk. Well, I have to say…Stonyfield you rock with this one! So many flavors, variety and stuff to try so how about I let you do the rest/
It is not a contest but a C-E-L-E-B-R-A-T-I-O-N!!! One, Stonyfield wins my election on organic milk products (milk, yogurt, icecream) verses the yucky hormone, artifical color, bad stuff. Two, they’re turning 25 years old! I want to turn 25 again! Enough pouting, let’s have a Green & Clean Mom celebration and giveaway a whoppin prize!! Fifty dollars in Stonyfield YoBaby and YoMommy yogurt coupons. Yahooo!!! Want to win??? You don’t have to be a blogger either!
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4) Leave a comment with your favorite flavor or what you’d love to try and your spam proof email with what you’ve done to enter, so I can easily tally the points! 1 point
Contest will End on Mother’s Day, 2008 and is open to U.S. residents.
*Here’s what Stonyfield had to say about BPA plastic and their containers…
Thanks for your inquiry about our packaging and specifically our use of polystyrene #6 for our YoBaby products.
First, none of our packaging contains BPA, the chemical currently in the news and which is used to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins.
As for our use of polystyrene #6, you’ll be reassured to learn that #6 containers are considered safe for food use by the both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Union (EU). The FDA requires the styrene content of the packaging be less than 5,000 parts per million (ppm). The styrene content in Stonyfield Farm’s polystyrene packaging does not exceed 400 ppm.