Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Healthcare Rebates Among Leading Green Innovations

CONTACT:
Chris Brockel, Executive Director, FairShare CSA Coalition: (608) 226-0300 or chris@csacoalition.org
Marie Louise Gorvild, Communications Manager, Sustainia:mlg@mm.dk / +45 61709104
 
RESOURCES:
The full Sustainia100 publication with 100 case studies: 
http://www.sustainia.me/resources/publications/3rd_sustainia100_2014.pdf
 
JUNE 16, 2014 – Today, Scandinavian think tank SUSTAINIA, released a study of 100 leading sustainability innovations deployed on global markets. FairShare CSA Coalition based in Madison, WI, was selected for its state-of-the-art innovation in partnering with regional healthcare providers to provide healthy living rebates to customers signing up to receive community supported agriculture shares from local farms.

“We feel blessed to count among our partners regional healthcare providers who understand the benefits of eating a diet of local organic vegetables,” said Chris Brockel, Executive Director of FairShare CSA Coalition. “The CSA rebates not only lead to better health outcomes for their customers, but also help build our local economy and the capacity of our farms to continue providing food for our tables.” 
 
FairShare CSA Coalition partners with Group Health Cooperative of South Central WI, Physician’s Plus Insurance, and Unity Health Insurance

More than 900 technologies and projects on nearly all continents have been researched to identify the 100 outstanding cases and to document where and how innovations are being developed and deployed. The study, SUSTAINIA100, is showing a growing diversity in sustainability innovations globally, which is providing businesses with new market opportunities.

“The selected Sustainia100 solutions are an inspiration to companies, cities and consumers worldwide,” said Laura Storm, director of Sustainia. “Sustainable innovation is truly transforming markets and industries these years – things are happening at an incredible pace. You will lag behind if you as a business do not gear your company towards a changed landscape, where an efficient and sustainable operation is key to long-term survival.”    


The study, SUSTAINIA100, covers new efforts to make the fashion and food  industries, homes, offices and transportation systems more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable. All identified innovations are readily available with demonstrate sustainable environmental, social and economic outcomes. The 100 selections are currently deployed in 142 countries.

“While we don’t have the luxury of time to fix the problems, we do have the luxury of readily available solutions, and with Sustainia100, we now know where to find the most inspiring of them,” says Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, chair of the UN panel for climate Change, IPCC.
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