We hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy during these uncertain times. While we weren't able to gather in person at Climate Day, we have found ways to share some of our programming virtually, like our CEO dialogue and National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative awards ceremony. A key component of Climate Day is our Resource Fair. During the day, we make space to highlight partners and solutions providers that can help companies go deeper in their climate goal-setting and actions.
Last Friday, we held a unique all-community call to shape the Climate Collaborative’s path forward from COVID-19. We were blown away by the response, as hundreds of you joined to plan for how our industry can work together to build back to better—better ways of doing business, ensuring supply chain stability, and protecting the planet and the people and communities we work with.
If you weren’t able to join, you can view the meeting in full here, and I really hope you will. We heard from environmental author and activist Bill McKibben, our partner Ceres, and our very own Nancy Hirshberg, a Climate Collaborative co-founder who is helping us build a vital climate response to COVID-19.
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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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.”