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Green Century Pulls Proposal after Starbucks* Agrees to Eliminate Routine Antibiotic Use in Poultry

Contact: Alex DeBlois, Green Century Capital Management, adeblois@greencentury.com, 617-482-0800 BOSTON, February 7, 2017 — Today, the Green Century Balanced Fund (Green Century) announced that it has withdrawn its shareholder proposal from Starbucks in recognition of the company agreeing to serve only poultry raised without the routine use of medically important antibiotics in its U.S. locations by 2020. In early September 2016,…

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After Successful Dialogue, Green Century Withdraws Jack in the Box* Antibiotics Overuse Proposal

Move comes after implementation of enhanced animal welfare policy Contact: Alex DeBlois, Green Century Capital Management, adeblois@greencentury.com, 617-482-0800 BOSTON, December 22, 2016 – Today, the Green Century Equity Fund (Green Century) announced that after successful dialogue, it has withdrawn its shareholder proposal from Jack in the Box, Inc., owner of Jack in the Box and Qdoba Mexican Eats, after the…

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How We’re Addressing Antibiotic Resistance

This week is World Antibiotic Awareness Week and this year, antibiotic resistance is again a key focus. According to the World Health Organization, “antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today.” The issue of antibiotic resistance is a public health crisis that infects at least 2 million…

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Shareholders Want Owner of Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse to End Routine Use of Antibiotics in Meat

Contact: Marissa LaFave, 617-482-0800, mlafave@greencentury.com BOSTON, MA, September 29, 2016: At its annual shareholder meeting today, Darden Restaurants, Inc.,* the largest casual dining operator by revenue1 and owner of Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse, will be facing pressure from its investors to take stronger action in curbing the excessive and irresponsible use of antibiotics in its…

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Concerned About Consumer Safety, Shareholders Pressure Kroger* to Curb Excessive Antibiotic Use for Meat

Contact: Lucia von Reusner, Green Century Capital Management, 617-482-0800, lvonreusner@greencentury.com June 25, 2015: At the supermarket chain’s annual shareholder meeting today, Kroger will be facing pressure from investors to take stronger action to curb the excessive use of antibiotics to produce the meat sold under its private label brands. The misuse and overuse of antibiotics…

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Investors Urge Kroger* to Stop Selling Meat with Antibiotics

Contact: Lucia von Reusner, Green Century Capital Management, 617-482-0800, lvonreusner@greencentury.com January 13, 2015: Citing the growing public health threat and consumers’ concerns about the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria, or ‘superbugs,’ Green Century Capital Management has filed a shareholder proposal urging the major supermarket chain Kroger to stop selling meat produced with routine and non-targeted…

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events Green Century staff frequently attend events across the country, and we are always pleased to meet our investors – or provide an introduction to environmentally-responsible investing to anyone interested in learning more. Financial Advisors can meet us at these events in the coming months: September 24, Minneapolis, MN – Sustainable Investment Symposium. Register here.…

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Poultry Progress, But Where’s the Beef?

The rampant misuse of antibiotics in animal agriculture is creating drug-resistant bacteria that are harming public health and threatening modern medicine as we know it. Your favorite hamburger joint is probably serving beef that is contributing to the crisis. A report released this week, “Chain Reaction: How Top Restaurants Rate on Reducing Antibiotic Use in…

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