of course making yoghurt takes a lot of milk. but did you know it also takes water? water for washing and cleaning the equipment that we use. that’s why we built our very own state-of-the-art water treatment plant. instead of dumping all that water down the drain, we reclaim 100% of it to irrigate the crops on our farm.
to make sure, we work with a third party to test and certify all our ingredients are non-GMO. while completely avoiding GMOs when feeding our cows is a difficult task, our farms always do their best. because they can't guarantee all the feed is non-GMO, we test our milk to be sure that it is 100% completely GMO free.
many of the boxes we use get reused and re-reused many times over. others get repurposed and shredded for use as animal bedding at horse farms, veterinary schools, and zoos around the country. the rest gets recycled. in all, we’ve reused, repurposed, and recycled 738,000 pounds of cardboard!
we’re committed to the well-being of our smallest employees: the millions of honey bees that produce all the wonderfully sweet honey we use in our yoghurt. that’s why we continue to support Pollinator Partnership, the largest non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to pollinator health. together, we’re working to protect and expand honey bee habitats. helping honey bees is good for the earth—and means more deliciously good yoghurt.
our honey bees never stop, and when it comes to protecting them, neither do we. we’ve worked with the Pollinator Partnership to make sure our own farms are Bee Friendly Certified, which means that our farmers and growers abide by strict guidelines that ensure a healthy habitat for our smallest employees. we believe in the program so much we’re sponsoring more than 60 other farmers in Colorado who are earning their own Bee Friendly Certifications. we’re also funding more than 20 BeeSmart® School Garden Kits to schools in the state so that the next generation can learn all about honey bees.
noosa has replaced our Lil Tubs’ plastic lids with easy-peel-off tops. this seemingly “lil” change saves a whopping 70 tons of plastic per year from going into landfills. it’s our way of protecting the planet and the farm-fresh ingredients that make up noosa’s all-natural yoghurts.
giving back to the Colorado community is extremely important to noosa. this year, noosa is donating 3,000 peach trees to Talbott Farms located in Palisade, CO. in 2020 Talbott Farms, like so many agricultural businesses, was affected by the abnormally late frost season, decreasing their overall crop yield. noosa’s donation of 3,000 trees will help make their 2021 season burst with flavor!