Walker, there is no path. The path is made by walking.
- Antonio Machado (1875-1939) (from Reinventing Fire, Lovins & RMI, 2011)
Leveraging the power of the natural products industry to reverse climate change.
We are concerned businesses from the natural products industry working collaboratively to catalyze bold action, amplify the voice of business and promote sound policy to reverse climate change.
Collaborative. Strategic. Inclusive. Impactful. Ego-Free. Determined.
The Climate Collaborative was born from a belief shared by natural food leaders that our industry has great potential to do much more to reverse climate change by working together. The idea grew from a phone call between Jessica Rolph and Lara Dickinson - both in different parts of the country and both personally and professionally feeling the effects of climate change. Lara committed to making this the next OSC2 Collaborative Project and along with Jessica, Nancy Hirshberg and Katherine DiMatteo of SFTA, the team developed a plan. From the start, New Hope Network partnered with the Collaborative and committed their resources and enthusiasm to driving climate action in the industry. The Climate Collaborative launched on Climate Day at Expo West on March 8, 2017.
The Climate Collaborative was approved by the OSC2 and SFTA boards as a joint project in September 2016. In April 2017 the Sustainable Food Lab, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, became the Climate Collaborative’s partner and fiscal sponsor.
We are manufacturers, retailers, distributors, brokers, suppliers and other concerned businesses from the natural foods industry working collaboratively to take bold action to reverse climate change.
We are a community of businesses joining forces to create pathways to action, connecting companies to resources and working together to create solutions. We shine a light on success stories and recognize companies for their great climate work which in turn inspires more companies to act.
We are a catalyst for change. Big, bold change.
We’re turning-up the heat to challenge our peers to up their climate game.
Climate change is here now.
We already feel its effects. While climate change is one of the biggest risks ever to face humankind, read more...
All organizations listed on Climate Collaborative website have made a public commitment to climate action and have agreed to let the Climate Collaborative make that commitment public on our website and in our communications. This is in no way an endorsement by the Climate Collaborative or a certification of any kind. The Climate Collaborative logo may not be used without the written permission of the Climate Collaborative.
Climate Collaborative Co-Founder
Executive Director & Co-Founder, OSC2
Partner, Pluot Consulting
Co-Director, Sustainable Food Lab
Executive Vice President Natural Channel and Fresh, KeHE Distributors (KeHE)
Chief Operating Officer, Happy Family Organics
Principal, All Natural Strategies, LLC
Sustainability & Social Impact Manager, Gaia Herbs
Operations & Programming Manager,
The Climate Collaborative
Climate Collaborative Co-Founder
Chief Catalyst, Hirshberg Strategic
Co-Founder & Director, OSC2
CEO and Master Tea Blender, Numi Organic Tea
Senior Vice President & Market Leader
New Hope Network
CEO & Chairman of the Gourd
Vice President of Marketing
Director of Sustainable Development Strategy
Danone North America
Director of Marketing and Communications
Independent Natural Food Retailers Association
President and Founder
Natural Network International
Chairman & Executive Editor
GreenBiz Group, Inc.
Co-Founder of Horizon Organic Dairy, Aurora Organic Dairy, and Alfalfa's Markets
Director of Quality, Sourcing & Sustainability
Numi Organic Tea
Director of Organic & Sustainable Agriculture
Director of Sustainability
Happy Family Organics
Soil & More International
Senior Vice President
SCS Global Services
Vice President of Government Relations, CERES
Founder & Director
Director of Science Programs
The Organic Center
President & Co-Founder
Author of The Carbon Farming Solution
Senior Fellow, Project Drawdown
We are indebted to We Mean Business - a coalition of organizations working with thousands of the world’s most influential businesses and investors for their assistance in developing the content for our commitment areas.