Concerned about climate change but not sure what your company can do? Come to the Inaugural Climate Day at Expo West to get the tools, information and inspiration you need to help your company take meaningful action to reverse climate change.
Join industry leaders from UNFI, National Co+op Grocers, INFRA, Annie’s, Organic Valley, Stonyfield, Guayaki, White Wave, Dr. Bronner’s, REBBL, LOTUS, Happy Family, Nature’s Path, Numi, Nutiva, Plum, Elk Packaging, Natural Habitats, Patagonia, and many more for an inspirational keynote by leading environmentalist and author, Paul Hawken, executive roundtables, workshops, music, networking, climate awards, a rockin’ reception with food and beer and a film screening of Kiss The Ground, a beautiful film on the potential of soils and farming to address the climate crisis.
Climate Day events are free with your exhibit hall badge but space is limited!
Register now* to let us know you will be there and to stay in the loop about exciting program and speaker updates. We’re working hard to make it an event you will love.
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What’s the schedule for the day?
Check back for updates! We’re adding speakers all the time.
Joel Makower of Greenbiz will be the emcee for the event!
9:30-11:30 Climate 101 with SFTA: for companies who are just getting started or want a refresher on climate basics.
11:30 Lunch (on your own - there are nearby options)
12:00 Tabletop opens
12:30 Climate Day welcome
12:45 Why Climate Matters, The Consumer's Perspective: Eric Pierce, Director of Business Insights, NEXT Data & Insights, New Hope Network.
1:00 Retailers Roundtable:
- Sheila Ongie, National Co+op Grocers (NCG)
- Corinne Shindelar, Independent Natural Foods Retailers Association (INFRA)
- Jennifer Silberman, VP of Sustainability and Wellness at Target
- more being added
1:50 The Climate Opportunity of Agriculture:
- Roundtable with Birgit Cameron, Patagonia Provisions
- Dave Alexander, Global Organics
- Jonathan Reinbold, Organic Valley
- Tracy Misiewicz, the Organic Center
2:55 Executive Roundtable:
- Jessica Rolph, COO, Happy Family
- Seth Goldman, Honest Tea
- Robynn Shrader, NCG
- Chris Mann, Guayaki
3:45 Climate Policy Briefing:
- Anne Kelly, Ceres/BICEP
- Joseph Majkut, Niskanen Center
4:35 Keynote Speaker: Paul Hawken, Executive Director, Project Drawdown
5:10 Special Closing: Announcing soon!
5:30 Reception and music. National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Awards, food & drink
6:30-8:00 Film Screening of Kiss The Ground and Q&A
Where do I get lunch?
We will break for lunch from 11:30-12:30. You can pick up a lunch at Starbucks or get something at one of the hotel restaurants.
How can I contact the organizer?
Email Lara at [email protected] with any questions or if you would like to make a donation to the Climate Collaborative.
Can I invite my friends?
Yes, please do! Feel free to use the links below to spread the word.
Who is the host of Climate Day?
Climate Day at Expo West is hosted by New Hope Network and the Climate Collaborative; a project of OSC2 and SFTA to catalyze bold climate action among natural products companies. You can learn more about these organizations at their web sites: OSC2 and SFTA
* Please note: registration does not guarantee you a seat at all events. Your best bet is to come early and stay for the day. We will do our best to accommodate everyone!
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