I hope you are continuing to stay healthy and safe. We've reached the halfway point of 2020, and what a year it's been already. There are so many vital issues requiring our time, attention, and action right now.

Thank you for continuing to champion climate action in your work amid it all. It is more important than ever, and this year has shown clearly how no issues exist in a vacuum. Climate change is a racial justice issue, and climate action is vital to preventing another system shock like this pandemic.

Because the next crisis will likely be a climate crisis, and we have so much opportunity before us to ensure we are prepared and resilient in the face of future crises. We will be providing you with new opportunities to engage on this front in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

In the meantime, make sure to check out our new impact report, where you can see a snapshot of our community's progress three years in. If you like what you see, please consider supporting our work this year. We do need your help: We've seen tremendous growth in commitments and programming, but it's been a difficult year financially, and we are asking any who can to step up and support our community's work.

You can see sponsorship benefits and levels here, and commit to being a donor here. We'll profile you every chance we get! We currently have just over 50 sustaining donors, and we are hoping to reach 100 donors this year. Thank you to any and all who can support our community's work and help us reach that goal!

Have a great July 4, and stay healthy!

Best,

Erin

 

SNAPSHOT

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Welcome to the newest companies making commitments, Just Salad, Mango Materials, Cimate Dads, Sudhmahadev Vegetable Producer Company Ltd, Wolf, DiMatteo + Associates, and Torajamelo! Click here for a complete list of the companies that have made commitments to date.

SPOTLIGHT: 2020 Impact Snapshot

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Check out our new 2020 Impact Snapshot, where we've spotlighted our industry's progress on climate over the past three years, and laid out our response to continue pushing forward broad action on climate in our industry. Check out the report here! We plan to bolster this snapshot with powerful stories of climate leadership this year; share your story with us at info@climatecollaborative.com.

IN THE NEWS

New Rule in California Will Require Zero-Emissions Trucks

During the pandemic, residential waste has increased significantly. So why are composting programs on hold?

Unilever unveils climate and nature fund worth more than $1 billion

Soil Prof Hits Pay Dirt: $250K Prize For Helping Farmers, Fighting Climate Change

How big beef and soya firms can stop deforestation 

California city of Santa Monica maps first U.S. zero-emission delivery zone

Renewables surpass coal in US energy generation for first time in 130 years

RESOURCES

Webinar Recording: Policy at the Farm Level - Unlocking Barriers to Adopting Regenerative Agricultural Practices

This June we held a special Rooted Community session that dove into the potential of policy mechanisms, and barriers, to support transitions to regenerative agriculture and the adoption of carbon soil sequestration practices at the farm level! Watch the recording here!

 

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Partner Resource: Climate Equity & Engagement Resources

Climate Access has updated their collection of climate equity and engagement resources to highlight the work of organizations developing communication and engagement guidance to help you build support for climate solutions that center, amplify, and benefit BIPOC communities. Access their resources here!

 

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Partner Resource: Voters Support Stimulus for Clean Energy, Not Fossil Fuels

The George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication released the results of a new national survey. They found that, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis, voters want climate action as part of the economic recovery plan and are more likely to vote for candidates that support renewable energy. Read the full report here!

 

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Racial justice is core to the climate movement

I've spent the last few weeks listening and bearing witness to the powerful, unwavering public outcry across the country demanding an end to systematic, institutionalized police brutality and racism after the murder of George Floyd. We have so much more to do, and actively integrating racial justice and climate action must be part of that work. I am personally resolved to spend every day of my career fighting for a more just society, and that includes our work at the Climate Collaborative. Read our full statement here.

 

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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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