New sustainability goals

This article was originally published in July 2018

dairy farm with cows grazing

PCC Community Markets has announced some ambitious new five-year sustainability goals in our annual Co-op Purposes Report.

Goals include:

  • Add 1,000 new organic products to our shelves
  • Eliminate petroleum-based plastics to package foods we make
  • Provide an electric vehicle charging station at every store
  • Achieve zero waste
  • Reduce water use by 5 percent
  • Decrease energy use by 10 percent
  • Develop a supplier diversity and inclusion program
  • Reduce carbon emissions associated with refrigerant leaks by 50 percent
  • Achieve carbon positive store operations
  • Move from 55 percent to 100 percent renewable energy credits for our stores
  • Donate a million meals to our neighbors in need

Learn more about our economic, social and environmental accomplishments in 2017 and our goals for the future here.

Also in this issue

Wild salmon, killer whales and us

In our region, wild salmon and orcas are prized and cherished. Yet, despite the pleasures of living along the Salish Sea, news of environmental destruction can be disheartening. Restoring what we love will take bold leadership and courageous and collective action.

Salmon-Safe Certified: Stewarding Our Waters

Stewardship Partners helps to inspire communities and industries to adopt best practices and restore critical habitat for native fish and wildlife. One of these programs is Salmon-Safe, which works with farmers to implement best management practices on their land for the sake of clean water.

USDA proposal for GE food labeling

Thank you to our PCC Advocates who took time before the July 3 deadline to comment on the nation’s first draft proposal for labeling genetically engineered (GE) foods.