UNFI Unveils 2020 climate initiatives

The Climate Collaborative is profiling some of the newest companies stepping up to make commitments around its announcement of 150+ companies joining the network in 2020.

UNFI solidified new commitments to energy efficiency, transportation and food waste through the Climate Collaborative on March 3, and the Climate Collaborative asked the distributor's senior sustainability manager, Alisha Real, to share some of the details regarding its ongoing work and upcoming climate projects, as well as where climate fits into its overall business plan.

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2020 Climate Award Winners Offer a Glimpse of the Future of Food

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The 2020 National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative award winners are a reminder that every journey begins with a single step—a goal to reduce plastic, a commitment to foods that restore rainforests, a willingness to test climate-friendly farming methods and share what is learned. Natural product companies are taking the climate crisis seriously and demonstrating that the new definition of success lies beyond “business as usual.”

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Five of Our Favorite Webinars

We know many of you are working from home or away from the office, and we hope you are coping and staying safe amid these strange times. Wherever you may be, we wanted to share a few of our favorite webinars covering our industry's most pressing climate concerns. 

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Call for Candidates: Climate Action Planning - SFTA Climate Action Management Primer

SFTA-since-08c-horiz.jpgBuilding a climate action plan can be a daunting task – it can take months or even years to build. The Sustainable Food Trade Association (SFTA), a Climate Collaborative partner, has developed a tool that helps natural product companies of any sector to fast track effective climate action while a more comprehensive climate action plan is being built: the SFTA Climate Action Management Primer (CAMP).

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625 Reasons for Hope

I am so grateful for the incredibly understanding response we’ve received over postponing Climate Day due to COVID-19—it is a credit to the resiliency and focus of this community. You won't have to wait long to engage with some of the day’s scheduled highlights. We'll share details soon on a virtual session with some of our all-star keynote speakers.

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Climate Day Postponed: More to Come

It is with heavy hearts that we share that Climate Day 2020 is postponed.

Climate Day is an official Expo West Conference event, so the trade show being postponed means that Climate Day is also postponed. We are sharing information as soon as we have it, and will be in touch with further updates as soon as possible. In the meantime, you can read the official New Hope announcement below. 

We can now confirm, there will be no Climate Day tomorrow.
We are committed to bringing this content to our community and hope to have updates on how and when that will happen soon. Until then, THANK YOU for being part of our community, and for your flexibility and understanding now.
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REBBL launches emissions-reducing Green Packaging Initiative

In anticipation of the 2020 National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Awards, we're talking with the leaders of our 2019 award-winning companies to learn a little bit more about what drives their climate leadership.

Our final interview is with Michele Kessler, CEO at REBBL, winner of the 2019 Outstanding Value Chain Engagement Award. (View our previous interviews with SambazonOrganic IndiaNature's PathPCC Community MarketsDr. Bronner'sNancy Hirshberg and Glen's Garden Market).

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