It's August and we know you're probably gearing up for Expo East next month! We hope you've added our Expo East Climate Action Summit to your agenda--you can RSVP now to join us for our September 12 event, co-hosted with New Hope Network, and our September 14 happy hour, sponsored by Danone North America.

Whether you'll be in Baltimore or not, you can follow along on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay up-to-date with live-tweets of our events and spotlights of committed companies on the trade show floor!

Next month is packed on the climate action landscape, with hundreds of events happening on the West Coast in California as part of the Global Climate Action Summit--check out the slew of events here. We look forward to working with all of you regardless of where you'll be this September to amplify and support the natural products industry in responding to climate change!

Best,

Erin

 

SNAPSHOT

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Welcome to the newest companies making commitments, Roots Natural Foods, Tony's Coffee, Ashland Food Co-op, Common Ground Food Co-op, Maple City Market, Grain Train, Blossom on Lopez, Cornucopia Natural Foods, PurePlus+, Native Sun Natural Foods, Alfalfa's Market, Cornucopia Natural Market & Deli, Plan International, and FRESHCAP Mushrooms! Click here for a complete list of the companies that have made commitments to date.

SPOTLIGHT: Danone North America

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Danone North America is committed to continuous improvement on climate, and to achieve that they are working within their own operations, across their supply chain, and with strategic community partners. Their commitment to improvement includes becoming the largest company in the world to earn B Corp™ Certification this past April! Read more about their work here.

IN THE NEWS

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Apple, Akamai, Etsy and Swiss Re Collaborate to Accelerate Renewable Energy Development in Illinois and Virginia 

California Today: A Move to Mandate 100% Carbon-Free Electricity 

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RESOURCES

Webinar: Potent Pollutants - Mitigating the Power of Methane, Black Carbon, and Hydrofluorocarbons

Potent Pollutants breaks open the topic of SLCPs in this webinar, explaining what they are, their impacts, and how they are generated – especially in the natural products sector. This introduction will prepare attendees for future programming that will continue to dive deeper into additional categories of SLCP emissions, including agriculture, waste, and more. Watch the recording here!

 

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Webinar: Tenant's Triumph - How to Improve Energy Signatures of Leased Facilities

When you don’t own your roof, walls, or HVAC system, how can you improve energy efficiency or invest in renewables? The Tenant’s Triumph examines this question through the lenses of behavioral techniques and technical steps companies can employ. Watch the recording here

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Expo East Climate Action Summit

September 12, 1 PM - 3 PM ET

Join New Hope Network, the Climate Collaborative, and brands, retailers and distributors in the natural products industry for an afternoon of inspiring world-class speakers and conversations at Expo East. You'll hear insights on how natural products companies can help move the needle on climate change, examples of how climate-friendly innovations can reduce your footprint and help your business, and learn about what best practice looks like within our industry. Learn more and RSVP here!


Expo East Happy Hour 

September 14, 4 PM ET

Join us for drinks and celebration amid Expo East as Danone North America sponsors a special Climate Collaborative Expo East Happy Hour! RSVP here!


Expo East Rooted Session 

September 14, 1 PM - 2:30 PM ET

We are so excited to share with you that this Expo East for the first time ever we'll be able to convene an in-person Rooted Session! It's going to be a fantastic opportunity to meet face-to-face to continue fostering the fabulous community we've been building virtually over the past year. Thank you to The Organic Trade Association for lending us space to conduct this in-person meeting. RSVP by emailing info@climatecollaborative.com. We hope to see you there!


Webinar: Ying and Yang - Understanding and Conveying Advantages of your Sustainable Product Packaging

September 20, 10 AM PT // 11 AM MT // 12 PM CT // 1 PM ET

In the natural product industry, few discussions can be more technical than that of product packaging. Yet developing a fluency in sustainable packaging is critical to help drive sustainable, climate-friendly packaging design within companies, and the ability to convey sustainable design choices and advantages to consumers. Building off of our previous packaging webinars, join us as we dive deeper into packaging fluency and related consumer engagement. Learn more and register here


Global Climate Action Summit 

September 10-14, San Francisco 

The Global Climate Action Summit will bring leaders and people together from around the world to “Take Ambition to the Next Level.” It will be a moment to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of states, regions, cities, companies, investors, and citizens with respect to climate action. It will also be a launchpad for deeper worldwide commitments and accelerated action from countries—supported by all sectors of society—that can put the globe on track to prevent dangerous climate change and realize the historic Paris Agreement. Learn more here!


[Partner Event] Spotlight on Climate Solutions

September 11-12, San Francisco

On the eve of the Global Climate Action Summit, The COAL + ICE Project is organizing two full days of events focused on climate solutions. Join us inside the exhibition for this special series organized by David Hochschild, Commissioner, California Energy Commission; Danny Kennedy, Managing Director; California Clean Energy Fund, Laura Tyson, Interim Dean, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley; Gary Hirshberg, Chairman, Stonyfield Farm; Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director, Center on U.S.-China Relations, Asia Society. Learn more and register here!


[Partner Event] Carbon Tax Forum

September 13, 1 PM - 5:30 PM PT

This half-day Forum will explore how carbon taxes tackle climate change, create jobs and stimulate the economy. Experts will analyze different carbon tax proposals, highlight current efforts to price carbon in the states and nationally, and discuss best practices for climate advocacy. Learn more here!


[Partner Event] Food and Beverage Collider: 

October 23, 2018

The food and beverage industry is uniquely susceptible to the impacts of a changing climate. Meeting the business challenge to understand the risks, adapt internal strategies, and build resilient operations across the company value chain can increase market competitiveness. Knowing what to do is increasingly about harnessing the best data - climate, environmental, and socioeconomic - to inform solutions. Learn more and register here


[Partner Event] Regenerative Earth Summit Food + Fiber + Climate

December 4-6 

The Summit brings together the food and fashion industries for climate impact. The Summit features working tabletop sessions, Regenerative Slams™ and panel conversations. Showcasing influencers and innovators from the food and fashion industries, the Summit is poised to support these two industries to reimagine sourcing as a path to empower regenerative agriculture to build healthy soils that enhance carbon sequestration. 

See details and pricing here. Register by August 30 and receive 25% off individual summit passes with code RES25.


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     Instagram: @theclimatecollaborative    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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