Let’s talk about Climate Day at Expo West! It is right around the corner and there are some key themes and incredible speakers that I want to draw your attention to. This year’s event is focused on bringing our community’s attention to some of the most important areas to focus your work at this time. Here are few highlights:
#1 Taking your collaboration to the next level – Over and over companies try to go at their climate work alone. At Climate Day, we are going to show you examples of how companies are coming together to work through the barriers in their climate work, with awesome success.
#2 Moving beyond carbon tunnel vision – Yes! We need to reduce carbon emissions, AND we need to be keeping our eye on the much bigger picture of working in support of a thriving and just nature-positive future. We will show you how companies are bringing this to life.
#3 Leveraging your dollars and your voice for impact – Hear from Bill McKibben on how your company’s cash can play a critical role in fighting climate change. Trust me, this is going be an awesome and actionable session!
#4 Shifting your mind, to shift our collective future – Hear from speakers on how they are bringing new tools and frameworks to inform their climate work, including: circularity, regenerative design, and radical imagination.
There will be almost 50 speakers at Climate Day! Including:
We are still firming up all our speakers, but you can see the current agenda here. In addition to a jam-packed day of climate programming, we are hosting a Resource Fair and an evening reception following our final keynote!
I can’t wait to see you there!
All the best,
Webinar Invite - Lessons from the Leading Edge: Improving the Climate Performance of Your Packaging
February 14th, 1 PM EST // 12 PM CST // 11 AM MST // 10 AM PST
In this session, Martin Wolf, Director of Sustainability & Authenticity for Seventh Generation, will share lessons learned from his decades developing sustainable packaging solutions for CPGs. The session will cover such topics as:
- Opportunities to design out packaging impact
- Packaging material options
- Balancing climate impacts with other aspects of sustainability including plastics waste, human health, and toxicity
- A whole packaging approach, not just what the consumer sees
Martin will provide a primer with examples from leading companies that will help you identify opportunities to reduce the climate impact of your packaging. Bring your questions and challenges as there will be one hour of content and thirty minutes for answering your questions.
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.
Recording - Tackling Food Waste Through CollaborationDon't miss this recording to learn how companies can address food waste through pre-competitive collaboration. In this session, we heard from ReFED, New Seasons Market and Organically Grown Company on their food waste strategies and their partnership through the Pacific Coast Collaborative's Food Waste Commitment (PCFWC).
OSC Packaging Innovation Award
As part of the annual One Step Closer to Zero Waste Campaign, OSC is hosting its first ever Packaging Innovation Award in collaboration with Trayak. The Innovation Award aims to showcase, celebrate, and champion circular and regenerative packaging materials on the market. Registration is open now and closes on February 21st, 2023. Learn more and apply here!
Wondering how to access funds available through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and Bipartisan Infrastructure law (BIL)? Our friends at America Is All In have put together a newsletter with updates and a database of funding opportunities from the IRA. Sign up to receive regular the updates on federal funding here!
OSC JEDI Trailblazer Pathway to Action
The Trailblazer Pathway is a facilitated program (9-sessions spread over 9 months) for organizational leaders who are serious about clarifying and implementing a robust JEDI action plan. Learn more about the different pathways and register for the next cohort here.
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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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