Hallmark Breaks Ground on Solar Farm in Lawrence

Hallmark Breaks Ground on Solar Farm in Lawrence
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 6, 2024) – Hallmark and BioStar Renewables broke ground Wednesday, May 1, on a new three-acre solar farm in Lawrence, Kansas. The solar farm will be comprised of 1,785 solar panels located near the Lawrence Loop, the city’s hike-and-bike trail.  

Caring for the planet through sustainable business practices is a longstanding commitment for Hallmark. Hallmark’s commitment continues today with efforts to lessen its impact on the planet, specifically, regarding the climate.   

“Hallmark has committed to achieving a science-based target by lowering our greenhouse gas emissions and transitioning global facilities to renewable electricity, such as solar or wind power, by 2030,” said Kristin Edie, vice president enterprise sustainability at Hallmark. “In addition to using renewable electricity at our facilities, we are also working with our suppliers to transition to renewable electricity.”

Hallmark has planted a pollinator garden along the trail near the solar farm, which has been certified as a Monarch Waystation. There are plans to add educational signs along the Lawrence Loop near the solar farm to educate the community about solar energy. 

The solar farm is a visible sign of Hallmark’s commitment to renewable energy,” said Sara Beth Burton, chief operating officer at Hallmark. “I love that it’s adjacent to our Lawrence production center where we make millions of greeting cards that put care into the world every day. Together they physically embody our goal to care for our people and care for our planet.”

The Lawrence Production Center opened in 1958 and specializes in producing and packaging all of Hallmark’s domestically produced greeting cards and about 98% of all envelopes for Hallmark North America. 

The groundbreaking ceremony concluded with celebratory ice cream served using compostable bowls and cutlery, further demonstrating the day’s message of commitment to sustainability. 

Hallmark plans to complete the solar farm in the fall of 2024. 

Source: Hallmark Corporate Website Press Release

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RENEWables #67: Exploring Sustainability and the Energy Transition with Nick Rohleder

RENEWables #67: Exploring Sustainability and the Energy Transition with Nick Rohleder

On this episode of RENEWables, David delves into an enlightening conversation with Nick Rohleder, co-founder of Climate Commodities, a pioneering company dedicated to facilitating the energy transition by bridging technical expertise with financing opportunities.

Nick’s journey from traditional energy sectors to the forefront of renewables offers captivating insights into the evolving landscape of sustainability. Discover how Climate Commodities is driving re-industrialization and infrastructure innovation while championing environmental responsibility.

Nick’s expertise sheds light on the pivotal role of consumers in propelling renewable energy adoption and offers invaluable advice for aspiring sustainability professionals. Join us on RENEWables as we uncover the secrets to building a greener future.

Tune in now and be part of the sustainability revolution!

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RENEWables #66: The Future of Green Spending with Anjali Mahadevia

RENEWables #66: The Future of Green Spending with Anjali Mahadevia

On this week’s episode of RENEWables, we sat down with Anjali Mahadevia, Head of Business Development for Future, the payment platform that focusing on rewarding individuals for climate-friendly behaviors.

Future aims to make sustainability accessible and financially rewarding for users by incentivizing actions that reduce carbon emissions. Anjali explains how the platform works, including partnerships with more than 50,000 brands, transit agencies, and utilities. She highlights successful initiatives such as providing free subway rides in New York City and launching a loyalty program that allows customers to track their own carbon impact.

Additionally, FutureCoins are introduced as a way to gamify sustainability and reward users for completing green missions. Anjali emphasizes the importance of mutually beneficial partnerships and distribution as a way of growing the platform’s impact and invites listeners to explore collaborations.

We invite you to tune-in to this exciting and educational episode that is surly to give you a new perspective on your spending habits and hopefully inspires you into making greener choices that benefit your wallet as well as the planet!

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RENEWables #65: The Future of Green Energy with Jack Doueck

RENEWables #65: The Future of Green Energy with Jack Doueck

In this episode of RENEWables, we delve into the future of green energy with Jack Doueck, Co-Founder of Advanced Energy Capital, a finance company dedicated to supporting small to mid-sized businesses with growth capital for over 25 years. Jack’s expertise shines through as he shares insights and trends shaping the clean energy sector.

Jack shares exclusive insights into how Advanced Energy Capital is paving the way for companies to transition into the clean, green market while supporting small to midsize businesses with the capital they need to thrive. Discover how businesses are embracing verticality and realigning their missions to reflect clean, green, and renewable initiatives, all to captivate environmentally conscious consumers like yourself.

But that’s not all – Jack unveils actionable strategies for both small and large enterprises to optimize energy consumption and navigate market fluctuations effectively. Get ready to be inspired by the innovative developments driving the energy sector forward, from floating solar panels to waste upcycling into energy.

However, Jack doesn’t shy away from discussing the challenges ahead, including regulatory hurdles hindering energy supply choices in most states. He passionately advocates for reform to empower consumers and businesses alike.

Join us as we explore the promising future and pressing challenges shaping the energy landscape, guided by Jack Doueck’s invaluable insights and expertise.

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RENEWables #64: Powering Conversations: Nuclear Energy, Renewables, and Project Management

RENEWables #64: Powering Conversations: Nuclear Energy, Renewables, and Project Management

In this enlightening podcast episode, David chats with Milton Stark, a distinguished authority in nuclear and renewable energy. Milton shares his remarkable journey from serving during the Vietnam War to becoming a power expert, honing his skills in emergency power systems in Vietnam.

Milton’s military path led him to the Army Nuclear Power Program, where he became adept at instructing and operating nuclear power systems. In the commercial nuclear sector, he specialized in outage work and technical projects, enriched by insights from the Three Mile Island incident.

The episode explores the intricacies of integrating renewable energy sources into the grid while stressing the need for public awareness regarding these complexities.


Milton dispels misconceptions about nuclear energy and radiation, advocating for improved public education on these subjects.

The discussion extends to the safety of nuclear power compared to other energy sources, tackling the abrupt termination of fossil fuel use. The challenges of assimilating variable energy sources into the grid are discussed, emphasizing the necessity of energy storage solutions.

Milton also offers a sneak peek into his upcoming book, “The Sixth W,” which delves into project management’s “how” and its early consideration’s significance.

This podcast episode offers invaluable insights into nuclear power, renewable energy, and project management, providing a comprehensive exploration of these vital topics.

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RENEWables #63: Energizing Business: A Journey Through Energy Consulting & Deregulation with David Wiers

RENEWables #63: Energizing Business: A Journey Through Energy Consulting & Deregulation with David Wiers

In this episode, David Wiers, the President of Satori Energy, embarks on an exploration of the dynamic energy consulting realm and the world of electricity deregulation. Join us on a journey through David’s career trajectory, where he transitioned from his early days at Anderson Consulting to a pivotal role in the energy consulting sector, perfectly timed with the unfolding of ComEd customer deregulation in 2000.

At the young age of 28, David started Satori Energy, recognizing an opportunity to offer valuable services to mid-sized and smaller businesses through a brokered approach to energy consulting. Witness the remarkable growth of his company, which started as a small team and has now flourished into a thriving enterprise boasting nearly 60 employees.

Delve into the complexities of customer tariffs, the transformative shift towards deregulated energy suppliers, and the historical landscape of deregulated electricity markets. Explore the concept of electricity deregulation, where the generation and delivery of electricity become uncoupled, granting consumers newfound choices and responsibilities.

David shares invaluable strategies for effectively managing energy consumption and costs in regulated states. Discover a roadmap to heightened energy efficiency, encompassing technologies like smart thermostats and behind-the-meter solar solutions, providing more control over energy expenses. Gain insights into how clients are harnessing solar power, incentives, credits, and SRECs (Solar Renewable Energy Certificates) for both economic savings and environmental sustainability.

This episode isn’t merely about energy consulting; it’s an odyssey through the ever-evolving energy landscape where entrepreneurship, innovation, and growth reign supreme. Stay tuned for more eye-opening revelations in future episodes!

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RENEWables #62: Tracing Transparency: Fashion, Policy, and Sustainability

RENEWables #62: Tracing Transparency: Fashion, Policy, and Sustainability

In this podcast episode, we’re joined by Shameek Gosh, the Co-Founder & CEO of TrusTrace, a leading platform in the footwear and textile industry that focuses on traceability and compliance data management. We’ll learn about the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) and similar legislation in the United States, aiming to ensure products entering the country are free from connections to forced labor camps.

Shameek also sheds light on the concept of fashion digital passports, exploring how they enhance transparency and responsible practices in the fashion supply chain.
As an expert in sustainability, Shameek shares his vision for the future of his business and its expansion. Whether you’re a fashion enthusiast, a policy enthusiast, or a zero-waste advocate, this episode offers valuable insights into addressing the environmental and social impact of the fashion industry. Join us for this informative and forward-thinking discussion.

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In this podcast episode, we’re joined by Shameek Gosh, the Co-Founder & CEO of TrusTrace, a leading platform in the footwear and textile industry that focuses on traceability and compliance data management. We’ll learn about the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) and similar legislation in the United States, aiming to ensure products entering the country are free from connections to forced labor camps.

Shameek also sheds light on the concept of fashion digital passports, exploring how they enhance transparency and responsible practices in the fashion supply chain.
As an expert in sustainability, Shameek shares his vision for the future of his business and its expansion. Whether you’re a fashion enthusiast, a policy enthusiast, or a zero-waste advocate, this episode offers valuable insights into addressing the environmental and social impact of the fashion industry. Join us for this informative and forward-thinking discussion.

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RENEWables #61: The Power of Sustainability Meets the Magic of Heartfelt Connections at Hallmark

RENEWables #61: The Power of Sustainability Meets the Magic of Heartfelt Connections at Hallmark

Join us on this episode of RENEWables, as we embark on an exciting journey with Kristin Edie, the VP of Enterprise Sustainability at Hallmark. It’s a conversation that goes far beyond greeting cards, delving into Hallmark’s profound commitment to sustainability and its remarkable achievements.

Hallmark has launched a 4-point sustainability plan focused on product and content, renewable energy, sustainable forestry, and transportation. Kristin explores these four pillars, shares inspiring stories, and gives us valuable insights into Hallmark’s mission to lead the charge in sustainability. Whether you’re a sustainability enthusiast or simply curious about the future of our planet, this episode is a must-listen.

*Plus, Kristin shares a very special announcement about their newest sustainability project and collaboration!

Listen here and be part of the journey toward a more sustainable future!

You can learn more about Hallmark and their sustainable mission here.

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Join us on this episode of RENEWables, as we embark on an exciting journey with Kristin Edie, the VP of Enterprise Sustainability at Hallmark. It’s a conversation that goes far beyond greeting cards, delving into Hallmark’s profound commitment to sustainability and its remarkable achievements.

Hallmark has launched a 4-point sustainability plan focused on product and content, renewable energy, sustainable forestry, and transportation. Kristin explores these four pillars, shares inspiring stories, and gives us valuable insights into Hallmark’s mission to lead the charge in sustainability. Whether you’re a sustainability enthusiast or simply curious about the future of our planet, this episode is a must-listen.

*Plus, Kristin shares a very special announcement about their newest sustainability project and collaboration!

Listen here and be part of the journey toward a more sustainable future!

You can learn more about Hallmark and their sustainable mission here.

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RENEWables #60: Revolutionizing Self-Care: Sustainable Beauty and the Fight Against Single-Use Plastic

RENEWables #60: Revolutionizing Self-Care: Sustainable Beauty and the Fight Against Single-Use Plastic

Season 4 kicks off with an interview with Lindsay McCoy, CEO and Co-Founder of Plaine Products. Plaine Products is natural, vegan, and cruelty-free hair and body products in reusable, returnable, refillable aluminum bottles. Founded in 2017 by Lindsey and her sister Alison, they have changed the way the world thinks about all of those plastic bottles filling up our shower! They are working to reduce waste and help stop single-use plastic with their subscription program. This episode shows us that we can still look good while doing good for the environment.

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RENEWables #59: Empowering Social Impact Organizations to Catalyze Real World Change

RENEWables #59: Empowering Social Impact Organizations to Catalyze Real World Change

Today, our social feeds are flooded with so much information, it has become increasingly challenging to cut through all the noise making it all too easy to miss valuable information. That is why creating captivating content that compels people to pause their scrolling and engage with the message is so important. In the world of social impact organizations, creating meaningful change requires more than just a noble mission. It demands strategic thinking, effective communication, and a compelling brand that captures the attention of the audience. By mastering this art, social impact leaders can effectively amplify their voices and generate the desired impact.

On this episode of RENEWables, we sat down with Eric Ressler, the visionary founder and creative director of Cosmic, a design agency focused on empowering social impact organizations to catalyze real world change by helping them nail their impact story, build brand awareness, and inspire action.

Learn more about this intersection between marketing, branding, and social impact and how it serves as a call to action for organizations to prioritize their brand strategy and digital experiences as integral components of their overall business strategy. By adapting to the attention economy, social impact organizations can elevate their message, connect with their target audience, and create positive change on a larger scale.

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