I hope this finds you healthy and safe, and that you've found some time to enjoy your summer. It's been moving and powerful to see how engaged and motivated this community has continued to be over the past few months, and that hasn't slowed down!

On the policy front, Vice President Biden announced a $2 trillion climate plan earlier this month, laying out ambitious to tackle emissions across the electricity, transportation, and building sectors and integrating climate justice measures as core to the plan. Just last week, 79 of you signed on to support renewable tax credit inclusion in the upcoming stimulus, sending a vital signal to Congressional leaders that businesses back a clean energy future.

We've also seen hundreds of people sign up for next week's advocacy training--if you're not yet one of them, sign up here! You won't want to miss the special address from Tom Steyer or the best practices shared by our friends at Ceres, ASBC, and BCL. Make sure to watch Stonyfield Co-founder Gary Hirshberg's message calling on the industry to get involved below

We hope everyone will be making their voices heard supporting a climate-smart COVID recovery in the coming months. We'll be working hard to make doing so as easy as possible for you.

Take care,




Welcome to the newest companies making commitments, Vanguard Renewables, Soil & More Impacts, Eco Terreno Wines and Vineyards, Kol Foods, Cataleia S.A., and LATBIO! Click here for a complete list of the companies that have made commitments to date.

SPOTLIGHT: Gary Hirshberg's Call to Action


"As we grapple with restarting the economy, it's essential that any actions to revive the economy need to include tackling climate change." Listen to Gary Hirshberg, Co-Founder and Chief Organic Optimist at Stonyfield Organic, in a call to action for our industry. See the video here and sign up for our upcoming training here!


Earth Friendly Living is Easier Than You Think. It Begins Right at Home.

What stands in the way of all those climate plans? The election -- and the filibuster.

Danone's Eric Soubeiran: 'The food system is broken'

Environmental racism is killing Americans of color. Climate change will make it worse

Compostable Overwrap for Tea Bags


We Need Your Voice to Prevent the Next Looming Crisis: Help Flatten the Climate Curve

We are at a turning point in our country’s history, where circumstances are forcing us to redefine what we stand for—and to get involved in advocating for those changes. It has never been more important to make sure climate is part of that picture, and we are asking this industry to play a vital role in making that case to Congress this fall. Read Nancy Hirshberg's powerful words on why we're rallying our industry to take action. 



79 Companies Sign On to Support Renewables in a Letter to Congress

On Friday, July 24, 79 companies in the Climate Collaborative community and network signed on to a letter to Congressional leaders requesting renewable tax credit inclusion in the forthcoming stimulus bill, identifying investment in clean energy and renewables as a concrete opportunity to bring jobs growth, economic prosperity, and climate action into the COVID economic recovery. Read the full letter here!



Webinar Recording: Tackling Food Waste Amid Disruptions & Demand Shifts

Our July webinar explored the implications of COVID-19 on food waste efforts in food supply chains. We also heard about best practices in food waste prevention from KeHE, Sprouts Farmers Market, Barnana, and food waste expert ReFED. Watch the recording here!




Launch & Briefing: Businesses for a Climate-Smart Recovery

August 6, 12 - 2 PM ET // 11 AM - 1 PM CT // 10 AM - 12 PM MT // 9 AM - 11 AM PT

Please join us as we launch a community initiative to advocate for a climate-smart recovery with a training on how you can become an effective climate advocate and a briefing on our plans and how you can help. We're excited to announce that we'll have a special address at the beginning of the session from Tom Steyer. In addition to Tom, you'll hear from policy experts and peer companies on how to have inclusive, solutions-driven conversations with your congressmen and women, how to craft a powerful story for your company's work and needs, and hear specific opportunities for you to engage this summer and fall. Learn more and register here!

Partner Event: All Checks on Deck for Racial Equity

August 6, 2:30 - 4:30 PM ET // 1:30 - 3:30 PM CT // 12:30 - 2:30 PM MT // 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM PT

Funding Food for Justice Equity Diversity Inclusion to help overcome systemic racism. This virtual session includes a keynote conversation on systemic racism in funding and healthy food for black communities. Other highlights of the program include founder stories, a funder panel, and participant circles. Learn more and register here!


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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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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