This month at the Climate Collaborative, we have a special request for all of you who have helped the project succeed to date: Consider becoming a Climate Collaborative supporter.

We have been truly inspired by what you’ve helped us accomplish already: 130 companies have made over 500 commitments, you’ve helped us tell powerful stories of climate leadership, and we’ve seen real industry collaboration and learning through our action groupswebinars and events.

We have even bigger plans for the next year, including launching the National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Awards at Climate Day 2018, and continuing to deepen and build out the suite of resources, tools and key partners that will enable them to move from inspiration to action to impact.

Donor support is what makes our growing project possible. Learn more about the benefits and support levels, and indicate your support via this pledge form. Don't hesitate to email me at erin@climatecollaborative.com if you have any questions about how you can get more involved. 

We'd also like to send a tremendous thank you to all of our current donors--thank you for your support!

All the best,

Erin Callahan

Climate Collaborative Director

SNAPSHOT


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Welcome to the newest companies making commitments!

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Back to the Roots
Blue Evolution
Compass Natural Marketing
Endorfin Foods

 

Kaibae
Loving Earth
Maple Hill Creamery
Meliora Cleaning Products
Mother Kombucha
One With Nature

 

Organic Food Depot
Soil Science Society of America
Spirited Artisan Collective
Sunflower Natural Foods Market
Yellowbird Sauce

Click here for a complete list of the companies that have made commitments to date.

 

SPOTLIGHT: PLUM ORGANICS

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This month talked with Dana Trans at Plum Organics to learn more about what Plum is doing to achieve its goal of leaving only “a baby-sized footprint on the planet.” Earlier this year, Plum committed to reducing the climate impacts of its packaging and transportation as well as to transitioning to renewable energy. It’s only been seven months but it’s clear the company is making real progress. Read more here.

 

PROGRAMMING SURVEY


As we look toward Climate Day 2018 and our upcoming programming plans--from webinars, to case studies and communities of practices--we'd like your input. If you or one of your colleagues are willing to provide us with feedback, please click here to complete a short, 12 question survey. All answers will remain confidential and anonymous.

IN THE NEWS

Northern California Fire Relief Efforts: CCOF provides guidance on how companies and inviduals can help respond to the recent California wildfires.

Grassroots Alliance & Dr. Bronner’s: Partnering for Hurricane Relief in Immokalee: Dr.Bronner’s issued a press release on their role convening a partnership of volunteers, activists, and brands to serve free meals in an underserved part of Florida hit hard by Hurricane Irma

Trump Proposal to Abandon Clean Power Plan Out of Step With Business Community: Climate Collaborative partner Ceres responds to the U.S. decision to roll back the Clean Power Plan

In their words: Erin Callahan, Director at the Climate Collaborative: Check out our Erin’s interview with the Organic Produce Network on why produce companies need to be part of the Climate Collaborative

Paul Hawken – Project Drawdown Real time with Bill Maher: Paul Hawken joins Bill Maher to discuss his book "Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reduce Global Warming"

How to connect with your audience on climate change (and everything else): Lara Dickinson reflects on Expo East’s first ever Influencer Summit

RESOURCES

New video: Rooted Community Session 2: Deep dive into the Cool Farm Tool

During the second session of the Rooted Community Action Group meeting, Daniella Malin of Sustainable Food Lab provided a training on how to use the Cool Farm Tool, and Ryan Zinn of Dr. Bronner's shared how their team have put the tool to use. Watch the recording here.

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New Webinar: The Role of Organic Farming in Climate Change Mitigation

Make sure to catch the recording of our recent agriculture webinar here. Dr. Tracy Misiewicz joined us to discuss a new study on organic’s relationship to carbon sequestration. She reviews how—and which—organic farming practices have been shown to mitigate climate change more than general conventional farming practices and digs into the study methodology and results.

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Now that your company has made Climate Collaborative commitments, what’s next?

Climate Collaborative founding partner Sustainable Food Trade Association (SFTA) is available to support companies in developing a program for implementing your commitments.

SFTA offers customized support that can help you assess your current operations or plans, set goals, develop an action plan and systems for measuring progress, and provide staff with education, skills development and the resources necessary to help them develop and implement your action plan. Contact info@sustainablefoodtrade.org to learn more.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Upcoming webinar: From Producers to Co-packers - Engaging your Suppy Chain in Climate Change Initiatives 

November 1, 10:00 AM PT // 11:00 AM MT // 12:00 PM CT // 1:00 PM ET
In this webinar, we will examine the unique scope and approach that supply chain collaborations require, whether on a domestic or international level. Speakers from Annie's, the Sustainable Food Trade Association (SFTA), and Traditional Medicinals will dig into what supply chain engagement looks like in practice, and talk through specific programs that can be developed to improve climate impacts in areas such as waste and air emissions management and packaging sustainability. Register here.

Partner event: OSC2 hosts Future of Food - unWasted: AUTHENTIC BRANDS TAKING COLLECTIVE ACTION IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE

November 8TH, 6PM-9PM PST, San Francisco, CA
Join OSC2for an inspiring conversation with visionary leaders from the modern food movement, as they share the evolution of their climate beneficial businesses. We’ll hear personal stories of struggle and perseverance around utilizing non-petroleum based packaging alternatives that are biodegradable or highly recyclable, and reducing food waste by addressing upstream and downstream by-product utilization. Find out more and register here!

Partner event: At the Epicenter hosts the Regenerative Earth Summit

November 6-7, Boulder, CO
The Regenerative Earth Summit in Boulder, CO. on November 6 and 7, 2017 is convening an in-depth conversation on how we can shift our food system for longevity and prosperity for all people and the planet. Read more about the agenda and speakers here.



SHARE YOUR STORY

Have you had any climate impact successes you think we should know about? Send them our way and we’ll make sure that your lessons learned benefit the whole community. 

Send us any blog or social media posts your company publishes about your experience reducing your impact on the climate and we’ll spread the word!

Twitter: @climatecoll     Facebook: /climatecollab

 

COMMIT TO CLIMATE ACTION

If you haven't already made a commitment to Climate Action please visit the Climate Collaborative website and check out the nine areas in which your company can make a commitment to bold climate action.

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