In a disappointing decision released today in U.S. EPA vs West Virginia, the U.S. Supreme Court has severely hampered the Biden-Harris administration from regulating carbon pollution through executive branch action and protecting Americans from the economic and health impacts of climate change. In the words of Mindy Lubber, CEO and President of Ceres, "The decision endangers our country's ability to confront the climate crisis at the pace and scale science says is necessary. It also underscores the urgent need for Congress to pass an economic package with ambitious federal clean energy investments in the coming weeks."
To that end, our deepest thanks to all of you who signed the recent business sign-on letter to Congress, developed by the Collaborative in coordination with 35 other organizations, advocating for bold climate action. The response from our community was astounding; we have never had such a high turnout for advocacy before. If you would like to be involved in future advocacy campaigns, please email us and we will get you signed up for our Policy Commitment. We expect far reaching climate legislation to be announced in the coming weeks. The Supreme Court just made it clear how important it is that we work to get this bill over the finish line. Stay tuned for ways you can help.
WEBINARS & RESOURCES
Tuesday, July 19th, 1 PM ET // 12 PM CT // 11 AM MT // 10 AM PT
Join us for a special July webinar to hear from the Ratio Institute on the climate impact at retail, and strategies for increasing efficiencies that are low cost and high reward. Ratio Insitute is a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating measurable sustainability and viability in food retail through collaboration, industry resources, and practical tools. We hope to see you there!
Wednesday, July 6th, 1 PM ET// 12 PM CT// 11 AM MT// 10 AM PT
Join OSC as they kick off Plastic Free July to learn from the brands and organizations helping to create a zero waste future. From a zero waste cafe to biodegradable supplement packaging to fiber based bowls--it's clear innovation is happening across the industry.
Hear from representatives from Organic India, Terraseed, Sun & Swell, and Footprint USA about how their organizations are addressing waste through regenerative and circular business practices.
Don't miss this fantastic conversation with Steward, Mad Agriculture, Moonshot, and Cairnspring Mills! In an effort to increase the number of regenerative acres in cultivation, companies often focus on two key areas: funding and education. While these are both critical, there are many factors companies must consider when looking to support a regenerative transition.
UNFI, in partnership with Shift Advantage and the Climate Collaborative, has launched a guide for companies starting out on their climate journey. The guide is a great starting point for any business that wants to improve its climate practices and provides step-by-step guidance to take climate action with simple and straightforward actions. You can find additional resources on the Climate Action Hub's website!
CLIMATE RELATED NEWS
The founders of Imlak'esh Organics have launched a certified organic line of plant-based meat products. Chi Foods sits at the nexus of food-tech and regenerative agriculture; offering cultural and climate impacts on a global scale.They've created the first perennial, regenerative Texturized CHI Protein (T-CHI-P), essentially a new platform for the creation of plant-based meat.
In this new section of our newsletter, we want to share out climate-related progress, announcements, and good news from our community in action. Send us an email at [email protected] to contribute to next month's section.
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.