New York, NY–Carbon Credit Capital (“CCC”) is excited to announce a new partnership with the meat company, Seemore Meats & Veggies (“Seemore”). Both CCC and Seemore are women-owned and -led businesses committed to using business as a force for progressive change.
Founded by fourth-generation butcher Cara Nicoletti and food industry veterans Erin Patinkin (Ovenly) and Ariel Hauptman, Seemore Meats & Veggies makes it easier and more fun for you to eat well. To do that, the company makes colorful and delicious sausages that combine certified humanely raised meat with a hearty dose of fresh vegetables (up to 35%!). Then, they mix them together into crave-worthy flavors like Bubbe’s Chicken Soup and Loaded Baked Potato.
As one of the only public benefits companies in the meat industry, Seemore is deeply focused on sustainability. Besides the partnership with CCC, the company uses certified humanely raised meats, compostable and/or recyclable packaging that is Forest Steward Council approved, and its packaging is printed with vegetable-based inks.
Together, CCC is helping Seemore offset its carbon emissions from all manufacturing and shipping activities of its current product line of less-meat, not meatless sausages. The costs of these offsets are built into the price of Seemore’s product, and the purchased offsets will be used to support the carbon sequestering efforts of GEC Organics–a project in Alabama that reduces methane and carbon emissions from agricultural waste and the release of carbon from dead and dying soil. The GEC Organics project uses a proprietary composting process to bring dead soil back to life by mixing it with microbes and agricultural waste, avoiding the release of methane, and fixing carbon into the soil. The by-product of the project is a fertile organic compost teeming with life, that farmers around the country are now using to regenerate the health of their own farms and soils.
As the company grows, Seemore plans to further its partnership with CCC with the hope to one day achieve full carbon neutrality. As time goes on, Seemore will utilize the results of its work with CCC to guide further reductions from its operations and supply chain.
“Not only will our work with Carbon Credit Capital help us create a better ecosystem,” says Seemore Co-Founder Erin Patinkin, “but it also will help us assess our supply chain now and in the future, and determine where along it we can reduce our emissions simply through efficiencies and vendor/ingredient choices. We are very excited to be one of the only meat companies in the world to offset emissions.”
CCC’s President, Olivia Fussell and Director of Business Development, Reed Shapiro, mentioned that CCC was “honored both to help Seemore Meats & Veggies start their journey towards carbon neutrality, and to be partnered with one of the first movers in the meat industry to bring this concept to the mainstream. We look forward to watching Seemore Meats & Veggies grow and to being a part of their story from the beginning.”