|Chad and Jodi Ray|
“Cutting waste, reducing energy use and operating more sustainably translates to less pollution and lower utility bills for businesses across the country,” said Nancy Sutley, Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality. “The leaders we’ve selected as Champions of Change are proving that sustainable practices work for companies’ bottom lines, and work for the health of American communities.”
The Champions of Change program was created as a part of President Obama’s Winning the Future initiative. Each week, a different sector is highlighted and groups of Champions, ranging from educators to entrepreneurs to community leaders, are recognized for the work they are doing to serve and strengthen their communities.
Chad and Jodi Ray are a husband and wife team who launched a sustainable farm venture to provide safe, delicious, and affordable food in the Raleigh, North Carolina area. They have committed to environmental stewardship throughout their business, whether in farming, construction or educating all age groups about the importance of animal welfare, heritage livestock breeds, and environmental stewardship. They believe in the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit; and that long term economic vitality starts with a commitment to our world’s natural resources.
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