Engaging in Climate Policy Through Collaborative Organizing

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ENGAGING IN POLICY TO MITIGATE CLIMATE CHANGE

Although corporate action is critical, it is not sufficient to overcome our climate challenges. The global nature of climate change – a true “tragedy of the commons” – makes it too easy for the efforts of climate-forward corporations to be rendered moot by the actions of others that fail to act in a similarly climate-friendly manner. Only with government policies and enforcement can we hope to enact the kinds of sweeping changes needed to level the playing field for businesses and truly move the needle on climate change.

Climate Collaborative committed company Mountain Rose Herbs began collaborating with other companies and nonprofits to increase their impact on climate-friendly policies in their home state of Oregon. Their efforts serve as an excellent example for other companies considering taking the plunge into policy engagement.

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2018 Tracking Progress Update

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The Climate Collaborative’s (CC) Tracking Progress Update is a short annual survey for committed companies to provide information on how they are progressing against their climate commitments. 2018 is the first tracking progress cycle for the CC; we asked all companies that made commitments before December 31, 2017 to respond.

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Partner Case Study: WHOLE FOODS MARKET - MAKING THE CASE FOR RAPID SOLAR ROLL-OUT

This case study was originally posted by the by the Department of Energy's Better Buildings Initiative, in partnership with IMT. You can view the original post and the link to the full case study, here

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The Key to Climate Impact? Leverage the Supply Chain, Says Glen’s Garden Market

Glens’ Garden Market has climate action in its DNA. Founder Danielle Vogel created the Washington, D.C.-based store after leaving a career working on climate change legislation in the U.S. Senate. “Glen’s exists to make climate change progress – one bite at a time – by serving Good Food from close by, and growing relationships with partners, who treat their land, their animals and their ingredients with respect,” says Vogel.

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Guest post: Clif Bar & Company Supply Chain Case Study

Clif Bar & Company and the EPA Center for Corporate Climate Leadership partnered to share best practice on how Clif Bar is engaging and supporting their suppliers to reduce their emissions. With a 15+ year record of supplier engagement (since 2002), the company has learned a lot on how to maximize emissions reductions across their value chain.

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Case Study Series: Plugging In To Renewables

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Outpost Natural Foods Cooperative is a natural foods retail grocery co-op with four store locations (“Capitol,” “Bay View,” “Mequon,” and “Wauwatosa”) in the Milwaukee metro area. Outpost is member-owned, governed by a board of co-owner directors, employs approximately 410 people and is the one of the larger consumer food co-ops in the nation (in volume of sales). Their 2016 fiscal year ended in just over $48.5M dollars in sales. 

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