local Community & Charitable Giving
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Employees and Community
We believe that supporting our employees and our community is a responsibility of
a sustainable business.
Every day our fabulous cooks prepare a free, home-cooked lunch for all of the Badgers made from
100% organic and mostly local foods.
Badger also supports the community with an annual Earth Day roadside clean-up and
by supporting all employees to volunteer at the non-profits of their choice.
Badger employees are paid to volunteer their time for environmental and community
Badger supports organic and Fair Trade agriculture whenever possible in all of our
ingredient purchasing practices.
Badger Bill is becoming a major advocate for the health and well-being of honeybees
and their beekeepers who have been particularly hard hit by the recent Colony Collapse
Disorder. Bill gives lectures on healthy beekeeping and has designed an innovative
new beehive that involves a new model of beekeeping.
In line with our company principles, Badger donates 10% of before tax profits or
$10,000 (whichever is greater) to non-profit organizations that focus on the health
& welfare of children (including environmental education), local organizations
serving the local community, and the promotion of peace. Badger also matches a percentage
of employee's contributions to charitable causes. Here are some of the non-profits
that Badger supports:
Looking to contact us for a donation? Please visit our Donations Request page
When I first started working at Badger I had a dream that I was searching for my
new green shoes. The owners, Bill and Katie, were helping me to search. How accurate
our dreams often are! Here at Badger we are all constantly searching for "our new
green shoes." Every decision is weighed for its environmental impact. First, do
no harm. Second, when possible, help to make the earth a healthier place. It's a
pleasure to work in an environment where cutting edge thinking about "doing good"
is the norm.
Badgers love Earth Day. We celebrate by spending a morning wearing our sturdiest
sneakers, green or not, and cleaning the local roadsides as well as our yard here
at Badger. It will be a chance to turn the compost, clean out the garden beds, and
plant a few flowers before we sit down together to enjoy a 100% organic, mostly
local, and fair trade lunch. It's all part of a fashion trend here at the Badger
Mines where we are always searching for new green shoes!
-Betsi McGuigan - Badger's Former Lunch Chef