California’s ranchlands are getting a significant financial boost to their conservation, thanks to a generous partnership between California Rangeland Trust and Whole Foods Market. Whole Foods Market stores in the Sacramento area recently named the Rangeland Trust as their Nickels for Non-Profits recipient for the current quarter. When Whole Foods Market customers bring in their own bags for groceries from July 6 – Sept. 27, they have the option of receiving a five cent credit (per bag) or the option to donate the five cents to the California Rangeland Trust to conserve California’s ranches that provide healthy food, clean water and air, abundant wildlife and western culture.
“With your help we will be one step closer to conserving several hundred thousand acres of ranchland that await protection through the Rangeland Trust simply by returning your grocery bag,” said Rangeland Trust CEO Nita Vail.
Participating Whole Foods Market stores are located Roseville, Arden, Folsom and Davis.
Learn how you can volunteer to help with this program here.
About The California Rangeland Trust
The California Rangeland Trust, a 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation, was created to conserve the open space, natural habitat and stewardship provided by California’s ranches. To date, the Trust has protected more than 285,000 acres of productive grazing lands across the state through the use of conservation easements. For more information, visit www.rangelandtrust.org.
About Whole Foods Market
Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (wholefoodsmarket.com) is the leading natural and organic food retailer. As America’s first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” by Health magazine. The company’s motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”™ captures its mission to ensure customer satisfaction and health, Team Member excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Thanks to the company’s more than 73,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 16 consecutive