I hope you've had a peaceful and wonderful holiday season.

As we close out 2018 and look toward next year, I want to thank you all for helping build this movement at the Climate Collaborative! It's been quite a year, with our inaugural National Co+op Grocers awards spotlighting leaders in the industry, an incredible second Climate Day with inspiring speakers who have kept us motivated to act all year long, our first-ever Tracking Progress Update showing the majority of our community is already making progress implementing climate commitments, and so much more.

We've got so much left to do! Next year we'll be launching more working groups and developing a wider set of partnerships and tools to help you engage your consumers, suppliers, and policymakers and build internal leadership on climate change. We can't wait for you to join us in this work. And as always, we want to thank the amazing donors who make our work possible--feel free to reach out if you'd like to learn about becoming an official Climate Collaborative donor.

In the meantime, have a fabulous new year, and we'll see you on Climate Day





Welcome to the newest companies making commitments, New Pioneer Food Co-op, Bestowed Essentials, Lumen, Bluebird Botanicals, Prosper Juice, and Boise Co-op! Click here for a complete list of the companies that have made commitments to date. 



We're halfway through our CEO and leader profiles from last year's National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Award winners. Guayaki received the Outstanding Value Chain Engagement Award for their 22-year record of being a carbon net negative company, which the company achieved by working toward reductions within its direct operations and across the company's value chain. Read their profile here!


Purdue University Report: Palm Oil Is Still Unsustainable 

Farmers know climate change is real - can they fight it? 

It's Time for Companies to Get Dirty and Build Regenerative Agricultural Supply Chains

Factbox: Automakers get serious about electric cars

Can We Grow More Food on Less Land? We'll Have To, a New Study Finds


Guest Post: Supply Chain Visibility and Social Responsibility - A New Study From MIT Sloan School Finds Consumers Are Willing to Pay a Premium For Supply Chain Visibility 

Companies from Patagonia to Nike to Levi’s are leading the charge on social responsibility and supply chain transparency and they’ve encouraged their competitors to follow suit. But getting better visibility into a supply chain is an expensive and time-consuming endeavor for apparel makers. Do customers really care? Read their results here



Webinar Recording: Put Your Policy Where Your Mouth Is - How Food Waste Policy Can Shape America-- and Your Business

The Climate Collaborative's December webinar examined the intersection of food waste policy and business practices at the national, regional, state, and municipal levels. Learn how businesses can be involved in shaping new policies and designing the industry response these policies inspire! Watch the recording here!




Climate Day at Expo West

March 5, Anaheim 

Don't miss out on the best day of the year – inspiring speakers, real-world advice you can use, and the connections you need to make climate action possible. Expo West is starting a day earlier this year, so all of our incredible climate programming will be moving up a day, too. Register here


Have you had any climate impact successes you think we should know about? Send them our way and we’ll make sure that your lessons learned benefit the whole community. 

Send us any blog or social media posts your company publishes about your experience reducing your impact on the climate and we’ll spread the word!

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If you haven't already made a commitment to Climate Action please visit the Climate Collaborative website and check out the nine areas in which your company can make a commitment to bold climate action.



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