Expo West is next week, and we can't wait to see many of you at Climate Day. Check out the full program here and below. We have an incredible day of programming planned! Don't forget to join us for a hearty breakfast and hot beverages starting at 7:30 am. While you are getting ready for the day, our first session will be a coffee and climate fireside chat. From there, we have four morning sessions covering the Farm Bill, investing in climate, The Almond Project (a very innovative cross-brand collaboration), and eliminating deforestation in your supply chain.
The afternoon kicks off with a keynote from author Kim Stanley Robinson. If you are not familiar with his work, he is considered to be one of the top science fiction authors of our time. We are also thrilled to welcome Leah Thomas and Bill McKibben as keynote presenters. Our closing session includes Jason Buechel (CEO, Whole Foods), Jordan Rubin (CEO, Ancient Nutrition), Brian Rudolph (CEO, Banza), and Kristy Lewis (Founder & Chief Visionary Officer, QUINN). Each session is actionable, inspiring, and oriented towards bringing you the information you need to make strategic decisions to accelerate your climate action.
We look forward to seeing you there!
- View the full Climate Day agenda on the Climate Collaborative website
- Go to the Natural Products Expo West website
All the best,
Recording - Lessons from the Leading Edge: Improving the Climate Performance of Your Packaging
In this hour and a half session, Martin Wolf, Director of Sustainability & Authenticity for Seventh Generation, shares lessons learned from his decades developing sustainable packaging solutions for CPGs. The first hour is a deep dive presentation on the climate impact of packaging. The last 30 minutes are focused on answering audience questions. This session is applicable to everyone, no matter where you are on your packaging journey.
Save the Date - Climate Day at Natural Products Expo West
Tuesday, March 7th, 2023
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. Join industry leaders for inspirational keynotes, executive roundtables, workshops, and more.
2023 Farm Bill Petition: Tell Congress to support regenerative agriculture–a key solution for our climate, health, and water crises!
Regenerate America has launched a petition drive to encourage Congress to take action and support regenerative agriculture in the next farm bill. Their goal is to get hundreds of thousands of signatures to bring to legislators. What you can do:
- As an individual, join the thousands who have already signed on and sign the petition here.
- Get the word out to your friends, co-workers, and perhaps even through your business social media. Here is a toolkit to help you.
EarthShare: Business Employee Engagement Platform
Interested in maximizing the benefits of corporate philanthropy without additional team lift or starting a company foundation? Create engaging employee giving programs, manage corporate donations, engage customers in custom fundraising campaigns, and more with EarthShare’s easy to use giving platform. We work with a vetted community of environmentally focused nonprofits and provide access to a database of more than 1.5 million U.S. nonprofits. More than ever, your customers and employees want to align with like-minded businesses. Leverage EarthShare’s tools to make it easier to showcase your company’s values, collaborate authentically with stakeholders, and make a meaningful difference in your community and for the world. Possibilities await for Earth Month and beyond. Learn more here!
IN THE NEWS
Do ESG claims on packaging help products sell better?
A joint study from McKinsey and NielsenIQ examines sales growth for products that claim to be environmentally and socially responsible.
WE ACT Addresses Inequity for BIPOC Communities in Jusitce40 Initiative Memo
In a memo to the White House on Environmental Quality (CEQ), WE ACT for Environmental Justice called out a racially disproportionate increase in communities added to the 1.0 version of the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool (CEJST).
In this new section of our newsletter, we want to share out climate-related progress, announcements, and good news from our community in action. Send us an email at [email protected] to contribute to next month's section.
COMMIT TO CLIMATE ACTION
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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