Tag Archives: Dairies

California Dairy Sustainability Summit Showcases Water Quality, Conservation

Last week, the fifth annual California Dairy Sustainability Summit showcased the dairy industry’s efforts to build a more efficient, sustainable dairy sector in partnership with organizations like Sustainable Conservation. We’ve been working with the California dairy industry to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, and protect our critical water resources for over 20 years,…

Collective Momentum: Latest Issue of Thrive California

Despite 2021’s many curveballs, we’ve shared a year of hard-won progress toward thriving California communities, farms, and wildlife. From the water pumped up from our aquifers that sustains us during droughts to the families who grow the food we eat, and the habitat that nourishes our plant and animal neighbors – our health depends on so much…

Industry Alliance Honors Sustainable Conservation’s Work to Protect Water Quality and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions With California Dairies

Earlier this month, John Cardoza attended the Dairy Sustainability Alliance Fall Meeting in Las Vegas to receive our 2020 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award for Outstanding Community Contribution for our subsurface drip irrigation system that uses manure instead of synthetic fertilizers. We received the award along with our amazing partners Netafim USA, Western United Dairies, De Jager Dairy and Michael McRee Dairy. You can read more…

2020 Annual Report

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING SUSTAINABLE CONSERVATION IN 2020. As you know, the ethos of Sustainable Conservation is collaboration – with our partners, and with you, our community of donors. Your generosity and solidarity make Sustainable Conservation’s work possible! With the hurdles that we all continue to face, it means so much to have you in…

A Look Back on Feeding the Future

A resounding THANK YOU to everyone who joined us this spring and summer for our Feeding the Future event series! From food waste and soil health, to dairy production and California water, how we grow, package, distribute, prepare, and even throw away our food matters – both for human health and for our environment. We’re…

Feeding the Future: Can Dairies be Environmentally Sustainable?

Missed the latest webinar in our new Feeding the Future series? We’ve got you covered with highlights and a full recording of the event. Sustainable Conservation’s Director of Business Partnerships Ryan Flaherty moderated a fantastic panel of experts who discussed daily dairy operations, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, water quality concerns, and sustainable practices. Our panel included…

Grizzly Gratitude Week: Celebrating Elliot Grant

This week, we’re celebrating our GrizzlyCorps fellow Elliot Grant for his great contributions to our soil health research at Sustainable Conservation. Elliot joined us to research soil health practices that might benefit water resources in the San Joaquin Valley and on the Central Coast, and he’s doing a fantastic job! Read on for a bit…

SDI Podcast Double Feature

We’ve got a pair of podcasts to share with you, starting with Dairy Stream’s recent chat with Ryan Flaherty, Sustainable Conservation Director of Business Partnerships and our friends Richie Mayo, farm manager at De Jager Farms and Domonic Rossini, agronomic relationship manager at Netafim USA. They talk about scaling the system from idea to industry…