Happy New Year! I hope you've had a restful holiday. As we look toward tackling a new year and a new decade, I'm heartened to see that climate change is already at the forefront of so many conversations--from policy to corporate action and grassroots movements--and looking forward, I'm hopeful about what we can accomplish as a community.

Closing out 2019, 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg was just named Time's Person of the Year, putting the climate crisis--and the enormous youth movement for climate action--at the center of public attention like never before.

Here at the Climate Collaborative, we grew our network to well over 450 companies--representing farmers, producers, distributors, ingredients manufacturers, and more--and launched exciting new projects on consumer engagement, food waste, and more. We can't wait to work with all of you in 2020, to create meaningful pathways to policy advocacy, as well as new collaborative opportunities on regenerative agriculture and packaging. 

We hope you'll bring us your ideas, energy, and a willingness to collaborate. We look forward to working with you in the new year.





Welcome to the newest companies making commitments, Banyan Botanicals, Farafena, Rawdacious Desserts, Moyee Coffee, Humboldt Herbals, Farm Punk Salads, Pharmnaza Herbal, Blake Reid Consulting, About and For Sustainability, Mindful Proteins, Jack's Solar Garden, Rowdy Mermaid Kombucha, and Agricycle Global. Click here for a complete list of the companies that have made commitments to date. 

SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Bronner's CEO Profile



We're halfway through our CEO and leader profiles from last year's National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Award winners. Dr. Bronner's received the Outstanding Company Award for their work as a leader in regenerative organic agriculture and fair trade supply chains. Read their profile here to learn how they're trying to improve the climate at every stage of soapmaking, both in terms of sequestering carbon and reducing emissions. 


Does a Loophole in Organic Standards Encourage Deforestation? 

9 Steps for Taking Climate Action

HDT's Top Green Fleets of 2019

From coffee to cosmetics, companies are looking for ways to protect the plants their products are made from

Top 10 transportation trends to watch for in 2020


Call for Candidates: Climate Collaborative + Flexport.org Partnership Project

We're teaming up with Flexport.org to offer an opportunity for Transportation-committed companies to engage in an international logistics emissions reduction analysis project! The Emissions Reduction Analysis project offers up to three candidates the opportunity for an international logistics carbon calculation and emissions reduction consultation with Flexport.org, using their logistics emissions calculator. Participation is free of charge and selected participants will receive detailed information with Terms & Conditions from the Climate Collaborative and Flexport.org teams. You can read more about the full project and the call for Candidates here. The deadline to apply is January 10th, 2020. To apply, please complete this application form




Webinar Recording: Roadmap to Climate Action & Collaboration in the Herbal & Supplements Industry

This December, The Climate Collaborative, AHPA, and ABC's Sustainable Herbs Program partnered to host a special introductory webinar for herbal and supplement companies on how you can join in creating a collaborative industry pathway to reversing climate change and get access to free resources that can support your own climate action journey. View the recording here




Climate Day at Expo West

March 3, 2020 

Anaheim, CA

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. Register here

Rooted Community: Incentives in Action - How Companies are Supporting Producers on Climate

January 8, 11 AM PT // 12 PM MT // 1 PM CT // 2 PM ET

This January we'll continue to explore how to actively support supply chain partners on regenerative agricultural practices. Our Incentives in Action session will highlight the mechanisms and development process behind two innovative programs led by MegaFood and Organic Valley. MegaFood's program focuses on direct producer investments, such as infrastructure improvements. Organic Valley's 'Climate Smart Farming' program has helped farmers develop Carbon Farm Plans, install renewable energy systems, and obtain funding for other related improvements. Please email us to learn more or to join if your company has made an agriculture commitment. 

Webinar: Mapping the Regenerative Standards Landscape

January 16, 10 AM PT // 11 AM MT // 12 PM CT // 1 PM ET

The Climate Collaborative kicks off its 2020 programming with an in-depth look at the regenerative standards landscape, featuring speakers from the Savory Institute, Soil Carbon Index, and Regenerative Organic Alliance. As regenerative agricultural practices continue to ignite the imagination and goals of the natural product industry’s climate forward-thinking companies, a handful of regenerative agricultural standards have been rising to the top. Learn more and 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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