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Vanguard Renewables Hosts Annual Meeting of Farm Powered Strategic Alliance

Vanguard Renewables Hosts Annual Meeting of Farm Powered Strategic Alliance

Published 10-24-23

Submitted by Vanguard Renewables

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Farm Powered Strategic Alliance

The Farm Powered Strategic Alliance, a pre-competitive group of leading national brands focused on advancing sustainability, recently held its annual member meeting in Colorado. Among other great activities such as a farm tour, a hike, and a farm-to-table dinner, a highlight of the event was a sustainability workshop, hosted by Etienne White. The workshop fostered innovative and collaborative thinking with emerging themes such as,  “Be Fearless and Fail Forward,” allowing our members to help build strategies for their own internal sustainability progress. 

The Alliance, founded in 2020 by Vanguard Renewables, Unilever, Starbucks, and Dairy Farmers of America, aims to boost food waste reduction and recycling, expand renewable energy production across America, and support generational farms and regenerative agriculture practices. Members of the Alliance gathered to share sustainability best practices and build personal connections through this annual meeting, collaborating on ideas and solutions to mitigate climate change. 

In addition to its founding members, the Alliance includes AstraZeneca, BevPros DHL, Cabot Creamery, Chobani, Danone, FoodTank, Foremost Farms USA, Great Lakes Cheese, Johnsonville, Kikkoman, Polar, Schreiber, Smithfield Foods, Stonyfield Organic, and Vermont Creamery.

"We are thrilled to have such a diverse group of members who are committed to advancing sustainability and mitigating climate change," said Neil H. Smith, CEO of Vanguard Renewables. “The Alliance provides a platform for members to build synergistic relationships, and I continue to be excited about the impact we can make together. It has been a delight to get to know these members personally and see their relationships with each other continue to grow with each meeting.” 

The Farm Powered Strategic Alliance is committed to continuing its efforts to advance sustainability and mitigate climate change. To learn more about the Alliance and its members, visit

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Vanguard Renewables, based in Weston, Massachusetts, is a national leader in developing food and dairy waste-to-renewable energy projects. The Company owns and operates on-farm anaerobic digester facilities in the northeast and currently operates manure-only digesters in the south and west for Dominion Energy. The Company plans to expand to more than 150 anaerobic digestion facilities by 2026. Vanguard Renewables is committed to advancing decarbonization by reducing greenhouse gas emissions from farms and food waste and supporting regenerative agriculture on partner farms through anaerobic digestion. Vanguard Renewables is a portfolio company of BlackRock Real Assets. To learn more about the Company, its energy partners, and the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance, visit

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