We are taking stock of climate action in 2020 and what's ahead for the industry through a series of interviews with the 2020 National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Awards winners. Erin Callahan sat down with Charlie Tilt, Co-Owner & CEO, and Stacy Kraker, Director of Marketing and Sales, at Hummingbird Wholesale, winner of the 2020 Outstanding Value Chain Engagement Award. (View our previous interviews with Numi Organic Tea, Outpost Natural Foods, Stonyfield Organic, and Imlak'esh Organics).
Hummingbird received the award for its successful, longstanding container reuse program, effectively demonstrating the viability of a model that others can follow and challenging the necessity of single-use packaging. Here's a link to the press release.
You can watch the full video or catch up on specific topics at the timestamps below:
- At 1:10: Charlie Tilt and Stacy Kraker speak to how the last year looked for Hummingbird’s climate work as they've navigated the pandemic and its impacts on the company and its supply chain.
- At 5:30: Hear how the pandemic has changed Hummingbird’s priorities on packaging and other work.
- At 8:00: Hummingbird speaks to how they enabled a culture that allows climate to be prioritized.
- At 12:00: Charlie and Stacy discuss what they are excited about.