Gary Hirshberg

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  • Gary Hirshberg is CEO of Stonyfield Farm and world renowned  environmental activist, windmill-maker, author, and entrepreneur who joined Stonyfield just months after it was founded. He's now also putting his business smarts to work getting O'Naturals, an all-natural fast-food chain, up and running, and launching Climate Counts, a nonprofit that rates corporations on their efforts to fight climate change.  A few months after its start in 1983. Initially, he directed the Rural Education Center, the small organic farming school from which Stonyfield was spawned. Previously, in addition to serving as a trustee of the farming school, Gary had served as executive director of The New Alchemy Institute – a research and education center dedicated to organic farming, aquaculture, and renewable energy.
  • A New Hampshire native, Gary has received six honorary doctorates, and has won numerous awards for corporate and environmental leadership, including Global Green USA's “1999 Green Cross Millennium Award for Corporate Environmental Leadership.” He was named "Business Leader of the Year" by Business NH Magazine and "New Hampshire's 1998 Small Business Person of the Year" by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
  • Gary serves on several corporate and non-profit boards including Applegate Farms, the Dannon Company, Honest Tea, Peak Organic Brewing Company, Sambazon, Climate Counts, and the Danone Communities Fund. He is also the chairman and co-founder of O’Naturals, a natural fast food restaurant company, and the author of Stirring It Up: How to Make Money and Save the World (Hyperion Books, January, 2008.


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