I feel fortunate to be joining the Climate Collaborative at such an exciting time! All of us at the Collaborative want to send a tremendous thank you to Nancy Hirshberg, who was integral to the launch of the Climate Collaborative and its success to date, as she returns to her sustainability consulting business.
We now have 90 companies committed to climate action, and we're launching exciting new programming, including our new carbon farming action group (details below). At the state policy level, California enacted a goal of reaching 100% renewable power by 2045 - a strong showing of bipartisan support for climate action.
I look forward to getting to know you and hope to see many of you in person at Expo East next month--see below for events we'll be part of while there! Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have ideas on how we can help you move from ambition to action.
All the best,
We are thrilled to welcome the following companies, who all made climate commitments this month! Welcome aboard to AMA, Ancient Nutrition, Badger, Cheer Pack, Ethical Bean Coffee, The Green Streets Initiative, Maple Valley Co-op, and Veritable Vegetable. Click here for a complete list of the companies that have made commitments to date.
SPOTLIGHT: NATURE'S PATH
Nature’s Path is not only North America’s largest organic cereal brand but it’s also a true leader in climate action. One of only ten companies who have made climate commitments in all nine Climate Collaborative action areas, Nature’s Path has found their innovations and investments in things like organic agriculture, responsible sourcing, and environmentally-friendly packaging yield substantial rewards including emissions reductions, cost savings, waste reduction, enhanced consumer appeal, and more. Read more here.
IN THE NEWS
Shelton Group: The Rise of the Vocal CEO: For the past few months, CEOs have been taking a vocal and visible stand for the environment and human rights.
Soil Health Institute: National Soil Health Measurements to Accelerate Agricultural Transformation The Soil Health Institute Endorses 19 Soil Health Measurements After 3 Years of Collaboration.
Futurism: California Aims to Use 100% Renewable Energy by 2045 California is quickening its pace in its plan to achieve 100% renewable energy — now by 2045. If the law is passed as expected, California's influence on clean energy and climate change will grow and the state will become the nation's de facto leader.
NOAA: Gulf of Mexico ‘dead zone’ is the largest ever measured June outlook foretold a New Jersey-sized area of low-oxygen.
New webinar: Right Side Up: The Lowdown on Packaging Lifecycle Climate Impacts and Opportunities - If you missed our recent webinar on reducing the climate impacts of your packaging, you can catch a recording of it here. Nancy Hirshberg of Hirshberg Strategic joined to brief attendees on the climate impact of packaging across its lifecycle, and identify strategies to address the impacts through practical steps.
New Healthy Soils Program Seeking Farmers to Apply for Funding - California’s much-anticipated Healthy Soils Program officially launched yesterday with the release of the first Request for Grant Applications (RGA) by the California Department of Agriculture (CDFA). The deadline for applications is 5PM PDT on September 19th.
Join our new rooted community: Our journey to integrate carbon farming
September 8, 1PM EDT, Online
Join our new action group, focused on helping companies build capacity, resilience, and collaboration into their agricultural practices. Our first virtual meeting, facilitated by The Sustainable Food Lab, is FREE and open to all companies committed to our agriculture commitment. Contact Lisa Spicka ([email protected]) for more information and to participate! Learn more.
Natural Products Expo East
September 13-16, Baltimore, MD
INFRA Member Breakfast & Climate Collaborative Briefing
Friday, September 15, 8:30-9:45AM
Climate Collaborative Committed companies and donors are invited to join us for a special breakfast briefing, with remarks from INFRA CEO Corinne Shindelar and newly committed companies sharing best practice examples of their climate action. Contact [email protected] with interest.
Dr. Bronner's & Climate Collaborative present Regenerative & Organic Cocktail Hour
Friday, September 15, 4:30 - 5:30PM, Dr. Bronner's Booth #2419
Join us in a social hour to explore trends in carbon farming and organic agriculture. No registration needed.
Future of Food: The Climate Connection
September 21, 6PM PDT, San Francisco, CA
Future of Food, an ongoing series brought to you by OSC2, showcases inspiring conversations with visionary leaders of the modern food movement. Join the next installment to hear from Miyoko Schinner (Miyoko's Kitchen), Chris Mann (Guayaki), Ken Lee (Lotus Foods), and Jordan Rubin (Ancient Nutrition). Tickets : $18 ADV / $20 DOOR. Find out more and register.
Climate Week NYC
September 18-24, New York
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Regenerative Earth Summit: Food + Climate + Culture
November 6-7, Boulder, CO
At the Epicenter is bringing visionary food industry and nonprofit leadership, farmers, ranchers, entrepreneurs, activists, and academics together to deep dive in a Summit experience on improved agriculture practices. Tickets are available 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!
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.