“Restore Our Earth” is the theme of this year’s Earth Day, Thursday, April 22. We invite you to participate in our Earth Day social media campaign.

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Key Messages — Sustainability: Reducing Environmental Footprint

  • Dairy is good for you and made with care for the planet. From the farm to your fridge, U.S. dairy is taking steps to reduce food waste and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
  • The carbon footprint of a glass of milk is two-thirds less than it was 70 years ago, yet it still has the same nutritional benefits and great taste.
  • U.S. dairy innovates for the future — in new products, technologies and on-farm practices that will contribute to healthier people, planet and animals. Today, there are dairy farms across the country that are using new technologies to turn manure into biogas that powers local communities while helping to eliminate food waste from local businesses.

Farmers can help deliver these messages and spotlight dairy’s critical role in the path to a greener planet with these social posts!


Social Post #1

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Today we celebrate #Earthday! Dairy farmers are committed to producing sustainable & nutritious food. Dairy provides over half the calcium & vitamin D consumed by Americans, while the U.S. dairy industry’s greenhouse gas footprint is less than 2% of the nation’s total.

Downloadable Infographic: https://dairyspot.box.com/s/ds6yejpolvlgh98net8bhvjm55jbbgfd

Social Post #2 

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#EarthDay Today, the carbon footprint of one gallon of milk is 19% less than a decade ago. By 2050, U.S. dairy will achieve carbon neutrality while improving water use & quality — we’re committed to being an environmental solution. #DairySustainable

Downloadable Video: https://dairyspot.box.com/s/i35sleplhqhly3tvawb5ltd29tkirltt

YouTube: https://youtu.be/dxcPCtiQ_3U

Social Post #3 

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Ever heard of cow power? It’s the conversion of methane into usable energy, aka biogas, that can supplement electric power for entire communities >> https://bit.ly/3tjvp35 It’s one of the many ways dairy farmers are working toward achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 #EarthDay

Downloadable Photos: https://dairyspot.box.com/s/c9yyyv1xznoria5ugefu5i7vqkyvqe0g