I can't wait to see many of you next week at Climate Day. If you can't be there in person, be sure to tune into our livestream in the afternoon!

We'll be sharing a big slate of announcements highlighting huge progress in the climate movement you're building with us.

Alongside that, as we go into Climate Day, I have been reflecting on how it truly feels like we're at an inflection point in how businesses are responding to climate change--both globally and within our industry. The signs of this are everywhere, and over the next year, I see a vital opportunity to turn the energy around public climate commitments into concrete collaborative projects and actions, on policy advocacy, regenerative agriculture, food waste, consumer climate engagement, and more. I hope you'll check out some of our work in these areas below, like our newly published packaging case studies.

I hope we can all bring this will to work collaboratively with purpose next week. We'll see you there! 





Click here for a complete list of the companies that have made commitments to date. 




We're less than a week from announcing the winners of the 2020 National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Awards! Sambazon received the Outstanding Value Chain Engagement Award for their consumer engagement campaign #PurpleForThePlanet. Read their profile here to learn more about their climate journey, and their plans for the future!


Supplement industry can decide to be cause or solution to climate concerns--podcast

In the aisle: Retailers key to next-gen brands' fulfilling their missions

Report: Half of world's largest businesses haven't pledged to end supply chain deforestation


Lessons Learned from the 2019 Packaging Climate Emissions Optimization Project

Last year, The Climate Collaborative and Trayak partnered to offer three Climate Collaborative committed companies to work with Trayak to improve the climate impacts of their packaging. We're now thrilled to be able to share the case studies from these projects, assessing efforts at BhoomiBoulder Organic Foods, and Theo Chocolate to optimize their packaging. Read their case studies here!



Recording: Packaging Paradox - How Retailers Can Tackle Packaging Reductions

Our January ReCAP session explored the unique packaging related climate challenges for retailers. We heard key insights from the Center for EcoTechnologyPCC Community Markets, and Jimbo's Naturally. Throughout, retailers got a candid look at the obstacles and opportunities to improve their store’s packaging related climate footprint. You can watch the recording here!



Organic India is ready for more thoughtful brand collaborations

In anticipation of the 2020 National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Awards, we're talking with the leaders of our 2019 award-winning companies to learn a little bit more about what drives their climate leadership. Our sixth interview is with Miguel Gil, CEO of Organic India. Read their profile here to learn more about their plans to build out collaboration in the industry to create more environmentally conscious businesses.



Climate Action Retailer Quick Guide on Packaging

We were excited to follow up our January ReCAP session with a packaging quick guide from Ashley Muspratt at Center for EcoTechnology. The overarching message is that there is no quick, universal fix for retailers seeking to reduce the carbon footprint of their packaging, other than simply using less packaging and switching to reusables. Beyond that, to assess the most climate-friendly packaging materials, retailers need to look at their own packaging waste profiles, and the waste infrastructure where they operate. Check out the quick guide 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.

What to See at Climate Day!

See the full agenda and RSVP here 

OSC2 & SFTA Partner Event at Expo West: Packaging Solutions for the Natural & Organic Products Industry

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM March 5

Marriot, Grand Ballroom F

As an industry, we know that packaging waste and plastic byproducts are a major pain point for everyone in the food system from brands to retailers to consumers. The current solutions and infrastructure available are not enough, so what can we do? Join us for this three-hour session as we explore how to solve our packaging challenges, from global systems innovations, to new materials considerations, to designing your product's packaging with end-of-life already in mind. 

OSC2 Partner Event at Expo West: Why Investing in Diversity is Crucial for a Strong Portfolio & How We Do It

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM March 6

Marriott, Grand Ballroom G

Join the JEDI Collaborative (Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion) for a session that explores why investors are funding diversity in the natural and organic products industry and how they're doing it. What is the business case for this industry-wide movement? Is diversity crucial for a strong portfolio? What are the benefits? We'll dig into why investors are funding a more inclusive economy, and how you can do the same.

Regenerative Toolbox: How OpenTEAM Software Can Help Farmers Draw Down Emissions

March 25, 10 AM PT // 11 AM MT // 12 PM CT // 1 PM ET

A variety of software tools help farmers and ranchers to track agricultural practices, calculate greenhouse gas emissions and sequestered carbon and remotely monitor environmental conditions. However, these helpful tools haven't been able to "talk" with one another to help mitigate climate impacts--until now. Speakers from Stonyfield, the USDA, and Land PKS will discuss how OpenTEAM software knits together critical agricultural and climate-related software applications to create a powerful data-based, positive feedback loop that provides recommendations to speed up soil health and climate improvement on farms. Email us to join if you've made a commitment. 

Partner Event: Women Leading Regeneration Summit

April 28-29, 2020 

Austin, TX

The Women Leading Regeneration Summit is At the Epicenter’s celebration of the spirit and power of women leading. If bringing your values to the workplace and gaining insight into how to improve the positive impact of your brand or service, then join us. WLR2020 offers rich interaction between all participants. Women Leading Regeneration is different from most conferences. Your voice matters. 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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