It's our favorite time of year at the Climate Collaborative! Climate Day is just over a month away, and we couldn't be more excited about this year's line-up. 

From Patagonia Founder Yvon Chouinard to Google X Co-Founder Tom Chi and Green for All's Michelle Romero, we have an all-star cast of leading thinkers on climate change assembled to share insights and inspiration on how you can build leadership within your company on climate, innovate toward solutions help your business grow and save the planet, and how we can ensure we bring the world's most vulnerable populations with us as we transition toward a green economy.

As always, we'll also have industry voices present throughout the day, including Straus Organic Creamery, Justin's, Dr. Bronner's and more. Throughout the day, we'll be announcing this year's National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Award winners! 

You don't want to miss out! Join us for the full day on Tuesday March 5, at Expo West. RSVP here if you haven't already!

Best,

Erin

 

SNAPSHOT

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SPOTLIGHT: Veritable Vegetable

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We're a few weeks away from announcing this year's National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Award winners! In anticipation, we're continuing with our profiles of last year's winners. California-based distributor Veritable Vegetable received an Outstanding Company Award for its comprehensive and successful approach to reducing emissions throughout its fleet and warehouses. Read their profile here!

IN THE NEWS

The case for "conditional optimism" on climate change

2019: The Year of the Civic CEO

Former climate denier turned realist rallies businesses to take action

All the biggest food trends to watch at San Francisco's Winter Fancy Food Show

119 Organizations Shaking Up the Food System in 2019

How to solve the world's plastic problem: Bring back the milkman

A critical solution to climate change is right here in the West

RESOURCES

Annabelle Candy SunPower Case Study 

As one of the largest independently owned candy manufacturers in the US, Annabelle Candy uses a large amount of electricity in their operations. To reinvest in their company and employees, the company worked with Vista Solar and SunPower to install over 430kW of solar on their facility. Download their case study here

 

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Webinar Recording: Crops, Cattle, and Climate - Potential Solutions to Agriculture's Potent Pollutants

Reducing the potent short-lived climate pollutants related to agriculture represents a major opportunity area for natural product companies to reduce their climate impacts. We heard from the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries and Lotus Foods about the work they're doing to reduce emissions. Watch the recording here!

 

Climate Change in the American Mind: December 2018

The latest national survey from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication finds that a large majority of Americans think global warming is happening, outnumbering those who don’t by more than 5 to 1. Certainty has increased 14 percentage points since March 2015, with 51% of the public now “extremely” or “very sure” that global warming is happening. Learn more and download the full report here!

 

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Climate Collaborative Badge

For committed companies interested in sharing their climate commitments in annual reports and on their website, we've updated our Climate Collaborative Badge for you to use in 2019! It looks great in sustainability reports, web copy, and other communications around your company's climate actions. If you would like a copy to use or have questions around use of the badge or other Climate Collaborative branding issues, please email info@climatecollaborative.com.

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

ReCAP January Session: Best Practices in Vendor Engagement

January 31, 11 AM PST // 12 PM MST // 1 PM CST // 2 PM EST

Our January ReCAP session will feature Clif Bar's sales team as they share how they are engaging retailers in exploring common climate goals. We'll also hear from retailers PCC Markets and Good Eggs on how they integrate climate goals into their sourcing and supplier conversations. Please email us to learn more or to join if you're a retailer. 


Webinar: Matchmaker - How Company Goals Influence your Renewable Energy Path

February 20, 10 AM PST // 11 AM MST // 12 PM CST // 1 PM EST

There are many different options to incorporate renewable energy into your company's operations. Renewable Energy Credits are frequently cited as a gateway to renewable energy use. Less talked about, however, are how company goals can be crafted and used to optimize the match between a company's strategy and maximized environmental impacts. Register here!


[Partner] Webinar: Beyond Your Walls - Lessons Learned from Scope 3 Tracking 

February 25, 11 AM PST // 12 PM MST // 1 PM CST // 2 PM EST

GHG Inventory expert Good Company joins SFTA's February webinar to bring greenhouse gas inventories full-circle with its deep look at Scope 3 inventory tracking and measurement. The largest component of Scope 3 emissions - supply chain - will be the focus. This webinar is free for SFTA members and non-members. Learn more and register 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


SHARE YOUR STORY

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!

Twitter: @climatecoll     Instagram: @theclimatecollaborative    Facebook: /climatecollab

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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