With the recent release of the powerful IPCC report, there is no longer any doubt about the unavoidable impact of our changing climate. Inside Climate News summarizes the report explaining that “This summer’s extremes are only a mild preview of the decades ahead” and “no part of the planet will be spared”. But perhaps the report’s most powerful finding is that we still have a small window of opportunity to act to stop things from getting even worse. As Laurence Tubiana, one of the architects of the Paris Agreement said this week in response to the UN IPCC Report: 'Scientists did their job, it is time for leaders to do theirs.'
Approximately 35% of the food produced in the U.S. -- or 62 million tons -- goes to waste every year. And 40% of that food waste comes from consumer-facing businesses, including independent food retailers. By reducing food waste by just 20% over the next decade, the U.S. could prevent nearly 18 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions each year.
By: Katherine DiMatteo
Although most of the Climate Collaborative’s funding comes from generous donations from companies, we have received a few grants that help support our programming to help companies improve their climate practices. Eat the Change Impact™ (ETC Impact) is one of these crucial funders. Founded in 2020 by social entrepreneurs Seth Goldman and Julie Farkas, ETC Impact is a grant program dedicated to promoting and expanding access to climate-friendly foods.
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.
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. 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 Tea, Outpost Natural Foods, Stonyfield Organic, and Imlak'esh Organics).
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. 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 Tea, Outpost Natural Foods, and Stonyfield Organic).