Your climate work just became even more urgent

By now you have probably seen the headlines from the leaked upcoming IPCC report: “Crushing climate impacts to hit sooner than feared”. It might sound like something out of a Hollywood sci fi film, but as those who are living today with the record-setting heat waves, drought and fires in the West and the flooding in the South know all too well, it is anything but futuristic fiction.

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Embedding Climate Action into the Culture at Hummingbird Wholesale

Hummingbird-Logo-Color-Clear-Background.pngWe are taking stock of climate action in 2020 and what's ahead for the industry through a series of interviews with the 2020 National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Awards winners. Erin Callahan sat down with Charlie Tilt, Co-Owner & CEO, and Stacy Kraker, Director of Marketing and Sales, at Hummingbird Wholesale, winner of the 2020 Outstanding Value Chain Engagement Award. (View our previous interviews with Numi Organic TeaOutpost Natural FoodsStonyfield Organic, and Imlak'esh Organics).

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Building Regenerative Supply Chains with Imlak'esh Organics: A Journey to the Source

Imlakesh-Organics-logo-full-1000.pngWe are taking stock of climate action in 2020 and what's ahead for the industry through a series of interviews with the 2020 National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Awards winners. Erin Callahan sat down with Tucker Garrison and Philip Matthew, Co-Founders at Imlak'esh Organics, winner of the 2020 Outstanding Value Chain Engagement Award. Imlak'esh Organics are importers and distributors of superfoods ethically sourced from small-scale organic farmers around the world. (View our previous interviews with Numi Organic TeaOutpost Natural Foods, and Stonyfield Organic).

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Stonyfield Organic Takes on Climate Advocacy & Farm-level Emissions

We are taking stock of climate action in 2020 and what's ahead for the industry through a series of interviews with the 2020 National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Awards winners. This week we sat down with Britt Lundgren, Director of Organic & Sustainable Agriculture at Stonyfield, winner of the 2020 Outstanding Company Award. (View our previous interviews with Numi Organic Tea and Outpost Natural Foods).

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Big Announcement & Exciting Opportunity

This week, I have exciting news to share on the next steps in the Climate Collaborative’s work, though it is bittersweet for me personally. In late April, I will be stepping back from the Climate Collaborative to take on a new challenge and adventure—I’ll be able to share more on that soon.

Alongside that, we are excited to announce that we are seeking a new Executive Director for the Climate Collaborative. This person will be taking on leadership of a thriving nonprofit amid its busiest year yet; to meet that challenge, we are seeking an experienced, energetic, positive leader with a strong background in corporate climate issues.

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SME Climate Hub Offers Small Companies a Global Platform to Act

This April, the U.S. is expected to formally announce a new climate commitment, adding an official target (called a nationally determined contribution or NDC) to back up our January reentry into the Paris Climate Accords. 

Alongside that, for the first time ever, small-and medium-sized companies now have a platform for being part of the global climate agenda. The SME Hub, announced last fall, will be serving as a registry and resource hub for companies making proactive net zero commitments. 

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