This month the IPCC published its first-ever comprehensive report on land use and climate change, drawing out the crucial role land-use plays as both a cause and a solution to climate change.
It makes me so grateful for the momentum I see in this industry--and to that end, we'll be announcing exciting progress in two weeks at Expo East, including the findings of this year's Tracking Progress Update.
SPOTLIGHT: General Mills Launches Regenerative Agriculture Self-Assessment Tool
|General Mills has been ramping up their work to address agriculture as one of their biggest levers for positive impact, and announced a goal this year to advance regenerative agriculture practices on one million acres of farmland by 2030. Supporting this goal, they’ve released version 2.0 of their General Mills Regenerative Agriculture Self-Assessment-- a user-friendly tool for farmers to understand alignment between their agricultural practices and the principles of regenerative agriculture. Learn more about the tool here!|
IN THE NEWS
Webinar Recording: Waste Less, Save More! How as Retailers, You Can Take Steps to Save Food and Money
Our August ReCAP Session provided hands-on practical tools for small-and-medium-sized retailers to reduce their food waste in-store. Food waste expert Dana Gunders presented a core set of best practices on food waste, and shared our trends on how NCG co-ops, INFRA members stores, and other independent grocers are currently taking on food waste. View the recording here!
Partner Event: State of the Science - What you need to know about climate change and land
August 28, 2019
7 AM PT // 8 AM MT // 9 AM CT // 10 AM ET
With the release of the new IPCC report on Climate Change and Land, food and agriculture companies will be under increasing pressure to manage risks from climate change. Meanwhile, companies in other sectors are considering the role of carbon sinks in reducing their climate impacts. Join Ceres and expert guest speakers as they discuss the latest science on climate change and land, and the findings that will impact companies and their investors in 2020 and beyond. Register here!
Partner Event: Organic Confluences Conference
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Don't miss The Organic Center’s annual Organic Confluences Conference Wednesday, September 11th. As the premier event addressing issues at the intersection of research and policy for the organic community, this year's conference will focus on mitigating and adapting to climate change. The Conference format will include case studies, panel presentations, roundtable talks, and break-out discussion sessions. Register here!
Climate Collaborative at Expo East
September 12, 2019
Hilton Key Ballroom 11/12, Baltimore
The Climate Collaborative and New Hope Network are partnering to host a special Expo East session focused on moving companies from having a will and interest in collaborating on climate change toward building actual collaborative projects. During the first hour, you'll hear from companies who have navigated impactful projects and problem solving with industry partners, suppliers, and consumers on issues ranging from consumer and policy engagement, to packaging and other climate-related issues. The second hour will be a breakout consultation session for individual companies and industry leaders looking to learn more about how to integrate climate action into their work. RSVP here!
Partner Event at Expo East: Taking Action to Transform the Packaging Landscape
September 12, 2019
Hilton Holiday Ballroom 4, Baltimore
Sustainable Food Trade Association’s Taking Action to Transform the Packaging Landscape workshop at Expo East offers companies the chance to meet directly with sustainable packaging experts leading current industry packaging initiatives. Attendees will learn about different activities their companies can engage in right now – like packaging policy, safer chemicals in packaging, industry plastic reduction goals, design innovation, and more – to help transform our packaging landscape into a better future. Click here for a full description.
Rooted Community: Covering Ground - Conservation Tillage Practices, Benefits, and Equipment
September 18, 2019
10 AM PT // 11 AM MT // 12 PM CT // 1 PM ET
Farmers and researchers are increasingly experimenting with using combinations of regenerative practices to maximize impacts. Our September ROOTED session examines the theory -- and equipment--behind one of those combinations: reduced-tillage, no-till, and strip-tillage farming practices coupled with organic farming principles and practices. Please email us to learn more or to join if your company has made an agriculture commitment.
Analysis. Action. Repeat: Steps and Tools for Comprehensive Climate Action Plans
September 24, 2019
10 AM PT // 11 AM MT // 12 PM CT // 1 PM ET
“Taking action” is the most critical step to combatting climate change, and these actions can become more refined and impactful through use of Climate Action Plans. Presented by SFTA and climate planning and greenhouse gas calculation experts Good Company, Analysis. Action. Repeat. distills Climate Action Plans into clear, actionable steps for the natural products industry. Presenters will also review various tools and resources that can help in this process, including SFTA’s new Climate Action Management Primer (CAMP) module. Register here!
Supply Side West: Climate Action in the Health and Nutrition Industry
October 17-18, 2019
Las Vegas, NV
We're excited to announce that we'll be hosting two panels at Supply Side West! Join us October 17th and 18th as we explore how health and nutrition companies can come together to act on climate change. RSVP here for our panels!
Partner Event - Verge Summit
October 22-24, 2019
Oakland Convention Center
The VERGE 19 conference and expo is the platform for companies, cities, and communities accelerating the clean economy. Join us — and more than 3,000 leaders from diverse industries and sectors — to explore the four dynamic and influential markets driving the transition. Save 10% with code V19CC here!
Partner Event - Regenerative Earth Summit: Soil + Water + Climate
October 29-30, 2019
This Summit, hosted by At the Epicenter, will galvanize food, fashion and beauty industry leaders working for strong economies and the restoration of ecosystems through focusing on soil and water stewardship in supply web communities. They will convene to design strategies to empower awareness and human wellbeing through an emphasis on global agriculture. Join colleagues @Esca Bona @KissTheGround @SavoryInstitute @RiverNetwork @ColoradoOcean @ClimateCollaborative @Fibershed @AmericanSustainableBusinessCouncil building change at this experiential gathering. For details and pricing visit here! #Soil #Water #BusinessForGood
Partner Event - Sustainable Business & Advocacy Summit: Making Capitalism Work For All
December 10-11, 2019
Trust in America’s economic and government systems is deteriorating, right along with our infrastructure, social mobility and climate. Explore the fundamental policy reforms we need to make capitalism work for all — then take those ideas to Capitol Hill. Learn more and register here!
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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.