I am writing from a smoke-filled California, where another fire season makes it impossible to forget the urgency of our work. Climate change is happening all around us, and I hope all of you who have been affected by the fires and gulf storms the past few weeks are staying safe and healthy. 

And to all of you, thank you for being part of a community committed to bold, urgent climate action! If you're wondering how to have a bigger impact in your efforts, we hope you'll take part in getting out the climate vote. This fall, we'll keep sharing opportunities to engage in advocacy, and we'll convene virtual regenerative farmer roundtables, packaging sessions, climate justice talks, more, so stay tuned (and if you haven't already, consider making a policy advocacy commitment)! We also want to hear from you--send us your ideas and feedback at info@climatecollaborative.com. 

In late September, Climate Week (the largest global climate summit in 2020) will go virtual for the first time ever, so you can join from right from your home desk or couch. There are already events up covering packaging, climate justice, climate policy, and more--most are free. You can see the full schedule and sign up here. We hope to "see you" there!

Take care,

Erin

 

SNAPSHOT

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Welcome to the newest companies making commitments, Exact Solar, Precision Plus, and The Happy Beast! Click here for a complete list of the companies that have made commitments to date.

SPOTLIGHT: The One Simple Thing You Can Do for the Climate this Fall

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Nothing has given me more hope this year than seeing how this community has continued to push forward on climate action. We can’t stop now! For better or worse, the next year will set the stage for how we respond to climate change over the next decade—which scientists agree will be the most important decade for taking serious steps to curb global emissions. The single most important thing you can do this fall for the climate within your company is to do everything you can to get out the vote. Read more here!

IN THE NEWS

4 ways retailers can curb food waste

General Mills, Nestle, Walmart CEOs Lead Coalition to End Food Waste Worldwide

US Plastics Pact Aims to Ignite Further Change Toward Circular Economy for Plastic

Letter from economists: to rebuild our world, we must end the carbon economy

First-Ever "Eat the Change" Impact Program Announces Grant Recipients

RESOURCES

Webinar Recording: Launch & Briefing - Businesses for a Climate-Smart Recovery

This August we shared resources and tools for companies interested in engaging their lawmakers during the August recess and beyond. You'll hear a special message from Tom Steyer, Advocacy 101 best practices from ASBC and BCL, a policy briefing from Ceres, best practices and messaging from Nancy Hirshberg, and how Danone NA and Numi approach policy advocacy. Watch the recording here!

 

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Resources for a Climate-Smart Recovery

Whether you're looking to get started or dive deeper, we've curated a special list of resources to help businesses in our community advocate for a climate-smart recovery to the COVID economic crisis. Find them here!

 

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Webinar Recording: Tackling Food Waste Amid Disruptions & Demand Shifts

Our July webinar explored the implications of COVID-19 on food waste efforts in food supply chains. We also heard about best practices in food waste prevention from KeHE, Sprouts Farmers Market, Barnana, and food waste expert ReFED. Watch the recording here!

 

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 Partner Resource: Organic takes on Climate Change

The Organic Trade Association released a major report on organic and its ability to mitigate climate change, identifying policy opportunities to elevate the role of organic in the climate change discussion, support organic farmers and encourage transition to organic farming. Reflecting close dialogue with organic stakeholders and the association’s membership, the white paper, “Advancing Organic to Mitigate Climate Change,” incorporates the key principles identified by the Organic Trade Association’s Board of Directors to achieve meaningful climate policy solutions. Learn more here!

 

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Partner Webinar Recording: Carbon Neutrality Amidst COVID-19

As the world learns to travel less and Zoom more, are there still opportunities for businesses and individuals to lower their carbon footprint? What does sustainability look like amidst COVID-19? How can "the push" toward net-zero inspire other companies to follow suit? Joel Makower of GreenBiz moderated an incredible panel featuring Kuli Kuli founder & CEO Lisa Curtis, Erin Callahan of The Climate Collaborative, and Mike Forbes of Alter Eco. Watch the recording here!

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Partner Webinar: From Fields to Factories to Forks - Addressing Social Equity in the Supply Chain

September 2, 12 - 1 PM ET // 11 AM - 12 PM CT // 10 - 11 AM MT // 9 - 10 AM PT

Sustainable Food Trade Association’s September 2nd webinar highlights actions and strategies utilized by produce and textile leaders to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) with domestic and global stakeholders. Panelists from Maggie’s Organics, Wholesum Harvest, and Community Food Co-op will discuss specific efforts they have made to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in their companies.  Learn more and register here!


OSC's Packaging Collaborative: Building the Next Generation of Packaging Solutions

September 16, 1 - 2  PM ET // 12 - 1 PM CT // 11 AM - 12 PM MT // 10 - 11 AM PT

Join us for a September session led by Climate Collaborative partner OSC2 to learn about updates and progress in their Packaging Collaborative, working to drive collective innovation to flexible film packaging. OSC2 will share updates on the past year of work, and we'll hear from Packaging Collaborative members Grove Collaborative and Theo Chocolate about their journey to set packaging goals and commitments. Lastly, you'll hear from Elk Packaging for insights into the technical challenges and opportunities of packaging innovations. Learn more and register here!


Partner Event: Climate Week NYC

September 21 - 27, 2020

We're excited that Climate Week NYC this year will be virtual and open to organizations and participants from across the world! With a fully virtual, growing roster of events, we are facing this year’s unique challenges head on by building on the momentum we’ve seen in the last few years to take on climate action. Wherever you are in the world, join the Climate Week NYC magic. Learn more and find events 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     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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