Expedition Copenhagen: Sponsors

The following corporate sponsors are supporting the overall program and providing additional in-kind product support, media outreach and marketing exposure.

Stonyfield Farm, IncLead Sponsor:

Stonyfield Farm, celebrating its 26th year, is the world’s leading organic yogurt company. Its all natural and certified organic yogurt, smoothies, milk, cultured soy, frozen yogurt and ice cream are distributed nationally. The company advocates that healthy food can only come from a healthy planet. Its organic ingredient purchases keep over 100,000 farm acres free of toxic, persistent pesticides and chemical fertilizers that can contaminate soil, rivers and drinking water. To help reduce global warming, Stonyfield offsets all of the C02 emissions generated from its facility energy use. The company also started a nonprofit called Climate Counts (climatecounts.org) which shows people how they can help fight climate change by the way they shop and invest. Stonyfield also donates 10% of its profits to efforts that help protect and restore the Earth. For more information about Stonyfield Farm, its products and initiatives, visit www.stonyfield.com.



As one of the largest companies in the United States grocery channel, SUPERVALU is committed to preserving and protecting the environment. In addition to promoting customer involvement in the company’s recycling programs and further reducing energy usage in its stores and offices, the company’s environmental stewardship council, ValuEarth, studies, recommends and oversees ways in which the company can minimize its environmental footprint. The company is active in the Food Marketing Institute’s Sustainability Task Force and Energy and Technical Services Committee. The company also recently entered the EPA’s GreenChill Partnership, which pledged to promote green technologies, strategies and practices that protect the ozone layer and reduce greenhouse gases. SUPERVALU was the official food sponsor for the 2008 Ellesmere Island Expedition.


Wild Harvest:

Wild Harvest Organics is committed to responsible stewardship of the environment and our communities.  We are privileged to, once again, be a food supplier for our friend Will Steger & Team as they attend this December’s International Climate Negotiations in Copenhagen. We understand shoppers want products that reflect their interest in health, nutrition and social/environmental responsibility, while also addressing their demands for value, selection and convenience.  Wild Harvest can be found in neighborhood grocers across the country, and we aim to make organic food affordable and available to all.  Our wide selection of over 300 products is created with one philosophy in mind — simply food, natural and delicious. We hope you’ll visit our website, www.wildharvestorganic.com or become our Facebook fan (www.facebook.com/wildharvest) to learn more about the Wild Harvest team, our products and the organic lifestyle.


Wild Things Gear:

Since 1981, Wild Things has been making state of the art lightweight climbing equipment and clothing for expedition, alpine, ice and rock climbers. We produce our gear “alpine style” by keeping our production runs small, we are able to constantly test new ideas with one thought in mind: making the best gear possible. Wild Things has provided gear for Will Steger’s expeditions for over 20 years and is proud to support Expedition Copenhagen with their hybrid guide jacket.


The following organizations provided financial support for the development of the Citizen Climate Curriculum, a set of interdisciplinary standards-based lessons on global climate solutions developed to support Expedition Copenhagen.

National Education Association: The National Education Association (NEA) is the national association of more than 3.2 million teacher members dedicated to the advancement of professional education and public schools in the United States. NEA’s President has endorsed the Foundation’s educational program and the organization is lending support through their state affiliates, communication channels such as the NEA website and publications such as NEA Today. NEA will also work with Education International to promote the expedition’s K12 educational content and Emerging Leaders program.


Irwin Andrew Porter Foundation: The mission of the Irwin Andrew Porter Foundation is to fund innovative projects that foster connections between individuals, communities, the environment and the world at large. The foundation funds in a broad range of focus areas and is most interested in projects that require and/or inspire those directly benefiting from the project to give back to their communities both during the project and into the future.

In addition, education outreach has been provided by:


Fresh Energy’s Media Center, with support from the RE-AMP Strategic Media Fund is providing professional media expertise and public relations support for Expedition Copenhagen.

RE-AMP Strategic Media Fund & Media Center: For nearly 20 years, journalists have looked to Fresh Energy for reliable facts, expert analysis, and informed perspective on a wide range of energy issues. The mission of the RE-AMP Media Center is to change the current media dialogue on energy to one that supports the RE-AMP goal of reducing global warming pollution in the Upper Midwest by 80% by the year 2030. The vision of the Media Center is to offer maximum media relations services and support to organizations in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin working toward this attainable goal. We do so with the likeminded network of communications and public relations professionals who serve as the state partners in our work.



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