The Quest for 100% Renewable Energy and Carbon Neutrality

AE Dairy partners with MidAmerican Energy and the Renewable Advantage Program to support their vision of 100% renewable energy for Iowa and beyond. Not only is this better for the environment, but this partnership allows Iowa to continue to be a national leader in renewable sources like wind energy.

Fuel emissions are a significant contributor to pollution and other sustainability concerns. AE Dairy sources our milk from local family farms not just because we’re proud of Iowa farmers, but because it means less shipping and transportation emissions. Dairy may be shipped halfway across the country before it finally arrives at the grocery store. Not AE products. We even invest in additional truck maintenance to keep our current fleet on the road longer.

But what about our products once they reach stores? Rather than dump responsibility on the customer, we find ways to make our packaging more sustainable. For example, we are in the process of transitioning to a carbon neutral brown board carton for our milk. This material is easy to work with and leaves a smaller impact on the environment.