This month we have a great example of how industry can come together to move the needle on responding to climate change: Four major auto companies have made a deal with California to reduce auto emissions in the face of larger federal regulatory rollback.

Our community has a similar opportunity to come together and drive meaningful change in our own sector. I hope you'll help us do this, by bringing your ideas and will to collaborate to each of our upcoming events! We have a lot of them--make sure to check out them out at the bottom of this email.

I hope you'll join us in Baltimore for our Expo East session on Sept. 12--we've got a great lineup of speakers this year, including Seventh Generation, Stonyfield, and climate solutions leader Jurriaan Kamp. Hope to see you there!

Best,

Erin

 

SNAPSHOT

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Welcome to the newest companies making commitments, inNative, Vegan Heavenly Delights Inc., and 12 Tides Seaweed Co! Click here for a complete list of the companies that have made commitments to date. 

SPOTLIGHT: Announcing Our Food Waste Resources For Retailers

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  We're excited to share the outcomes of this year's KeHE-sponsored Retailer Food Waste Project. This month we are releasing a new 10-step Food Waste Reduction Toolkit and self-assessment tool, both geared at supporting retailers in reducing their food waste impacts. Read more here!

IN THE NEWS

Automakers, Rejecting Trump Pollution Rule, Strike a Deal With California 

Veritable Vegetable Wins 2019 Top Green Provider

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Running a lean kitchen like Google and Sodexo is the path to food waste prevention

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo Leave Pro-Plastics Lobbying Association

Earth Overshoot Day Shows We're Tearing Through Resources Faster Than Ever

16 companies rethinking packaging

RESOURCES

Rooted Community Recording: The Regenerative Toolbox - Developing and Implementing Self-Assessment Tools

We're releasing this month's Rooted Community session for all companies to access. To learn more and join future sessions visit our Rooted Resources page and email us at info@climatecollaborative.com. Watch the recording here!

 

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Taking on Transportation

This month’s Climate Collaborative webinar welcomed BSR’s Nico De Golia for a dive into how companies can work to decarbonize their transportation supply chains. We put together a few of our key takeaways here

 

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Webinar Recording: Taking on Transport - A Roadmap to Reducing Your Freight-Related Footprint

Our July webinar dove into the practical, leading global tools and resources aimed at helping companies assess and measure impacts throughout their transportation systems. We're joined by BSR who shared valuable information on their working groups as well as a roadmap of associated resources. View the recording here

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

ReCAP Action Group: Waste Less, Save More! How as Retailers, You Can Take Steps to Save Food and Money

Monday, August 12, 2019

1 PM ET / 12 PM CT / 11 AM MT / 10 AM PT

Join us for a special ReCAP Session providing hands-on practical tools for small-and-medium-sized retailers to reduce their food waste in-store. Food waste expert Dana Gunders will present a core set of best practices on food waste, and share our trends on how NCG co-ops, INFRA members stores, and other independent grocers are currently taking on food waste. Email us to learn more or to join if you're a retailer! 


Partner Event: Future of Food: Crossing the Climate Chasm 

Thursday, August 22, 2019

San Francisco, CA

Join OSC2 and the Climate Collaborative for a workshop and high-level conversation on how to bridge the gaps in understanding about climate change. We'll start with an hour-long workshop followed by a networking reception. We'll resume the program with an interactive panel with leaders in our industry and beyond, who are finding ways to unlock deeper, more meaningful conversations and action through storytelling, consumer dialogue, and more. Climate Collaborative committed companies can reserve discount Partner Tickets nowEmail info@climatecollaborative.com to receive the access code. Tickets for the General Public go on sale August 12. Learn more here! Advance ticket purchase is required to participate. Tickets will not be sold at the door. 


Partner Event: Organic Confluences Conference 

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Baltimore, MD

Don't miss The Organic Center’s annual Organic Confluences Conference Wednesday, September 11th. As the premier event addressing issues at the intersection of research and policy for the organic community, this year's conference will focus on mitigating and adapting to climate change. The Conference format will include case studies, panel presentations, roundtable talks, and break-out discussion sessions. Check out the full agenda here!


Climate Collaborative at Expo East

September 12, 2019

Hilton Key Ballroom 11/12, Baltimore 

The Climate Collaborative and New Hope Network are partnering to host a special Expo East session focused on moving companies from having a will and interest in collaborating on climate change toward building actual collaborative projects. During the first hour, you'll hear from companies who have navigated impactful projects and problem solving with industry partners, suppliers, and consumers on issues ranging from consumer and policy engagement, to packaging and other climate-related issues. The second hour will be a breakout consultation session for individual companies and industry leaders looking to learn more about how to integrate climate action into their work. RSVP here


Partner Event at Expo East: Taking Action to Transform the Packaging Landscape 

September 12, 2019

Hilton Holiday Ballroom 4, Baltimore 

Sustainable Food Trade Association’s Taking Action to Transform the Packaging Landscape workshop at Expo East offers companies the chance to meet directly with sustainable packaging experts leading current industry packaging initiatives. Attendees will learn about different activities their companies can engage in right now – like packaging policy, safer chemicals in packaging, industry plastic reduction goals, design innovation, and more – to help transform our packaging landscape into a better future. Click here for a full description.


Partner Event - Verge Summit 

October 22-24, 2019

Oakland Convention Center

The VERGE 19 conference and expo is the platform for companies, cities, and communities accelerating the clean economy. Join us — and more than 3,000 leaders from diverse industries and sectors — to explore the four dynamic and influential markets driving the transition. Save 10% with code V19CC here!


Partner Event - Regenerative Earth Summit: Soil + Water + Climate

October 29-30, 2019

Boulder, CO

This Summit, hosted by At the Epicenter, will galvanize food, fashion and beauty industry leaders working for strong economies and the restoration of ecosystems through focusing on soil and water stewardship in supply web communities. They will convene to design strategies to empower awareness and human wellbeing through an emphasis on global agriculture. Join colleagues @Esca Bona @KissTheGround @SavoryInstitute @RiverNetwork @ColoradoOcean @ClimateCollaborative @Fibershed @AmericanSustainableBusinessCouncil building change at this experiential gathering. For details and pricing visit here! #Soil #Water #BusinessForGood


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!

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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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