“We're not just running toward a low-carbon future because of climate change. We're running toward it because it's better,” said Climate Day keynote speaker and former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “Businesses are stepping up and saying that my customers and business must address climate change because it threatens our economy."

We were all inspired by Gina's remarks, but we are even more inspired by the action we are seeing happening in the industry right now! We just celebrated the project's first year in action, and you helped us double our Year One goal of reaching 100 companies committed to action. We saw 200 companies make over 730 commitments to action by Climate Day--that's two commitments a day for the past year!

We celebrated a few of these companies at our inaugural National Co+op Grocers awards ceremony on Climate Day, and we can't wait to see what we can work with you to accomplish as we set out on our second year!

Best,

Erin

SNAPSHOT

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Welcome to the newest companies making commitments, Pukka, Indigenous, Rising Tide Natural Market, General Mills, Cascadian Farm, Epic, Food Should Taste Good, Immaculate Baking, Larabar, Liberté, Mountain High, Muir Glen, The Food Co+op, Clif Family Winery, New Morning Market, Marsham International Food Brokers Inc., Applied Food Sciences Inc., Busy Izzy Foods, Propagate Ventures, Renewal Mill, The Green Engineer, Inc., Grassroots Capital Management PBC, Green Retirement, Inc., Vista Caballo, DOLIUM Bodega Subterranea, People Against Dirty - Method Prodcuts, Brewery Vivant, Fiasco Gelato, One Village Coffee, Paintbox Catering and Bistro Inc., Rebel Kitchen, Sencha Naturals and Spud.ca! Click here for a complete list of the companies that have made commitments to date.

SPOTLIGHT: General Mills

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We are very excited to see the Climate Collaborative community grow with General Mills and its nine Natural and Organic (N&O) brands making new climate commitments. With these new commitments, the entire General Mills N&O product line is now represented in the Collaborative!

Read More Here!

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RESOURCES

Climate Day 2018!

In case you missed any of it, you can check out photos from the event on our Facebook page here, and you can watch and share the full Climate Day video here. We'll also make recordings of breakout sessions available on our website video page in the next week.

We had a fantastic day of inspirational keynotes and sessions, from former EPA administrator Gina McCarthy to panels on carbon farming and building a business case for climate action!

We hope you can help us make next year's Climate Day even better by providing us with your feedback on the event. We would really appreciate it if you could take a couple of minutes to fill out this short, five-question survey to share your ideas and input for next year's program. 


 


 

 

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National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Awards

We are thrilled to announce the winners of the inaugural National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Awards as part of Climate Day today at Expo West. These awards provide a powerful platform for recognizing climate leaders in the natural products industry, raising awareness of their efforts and celebrating their innovative and forward-thinking approaches to this global problem. 

Find out who won here!

 

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Webinar Recording: Waste Not, Want Not: Reducing Food Waste in the Supply Chain

Our January webinar explored emissions related to food waste from farm to landfill--a significant contributor to climate change for many companies and retailers. NRDC, ReFED, and Glen's Garden Market joined the webinar to discuss how food companies can combat climate change through food waste reduction! Watch the recording here.

 

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Webinar Recording: Bring It Together: How Business Can Incorporate and Advocate for Climate-Friendly Agriculture

Responsible carbon management on farms is key to mitigating or helping reverse climate change. Its power is multiplied when encouraged to grow at scale with the support of government policy. Learn more about the intersections of agricultural carbon emissions management, public policy, and the role of business to help it grow. Watch the recording here.

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Please join the Naturally Boulder and Climate Collaborative community for a special celebration in Boulder profiling how companies are coming together to take action on climate--and how the Climate Collaborative is helping them do it!

When: Tuesday, April 10, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: New Hope Network (5541 Central Ave, Boulder)


ROOTED Community Session - Thursday, March 29th

Are you interested in diving deeper into your agriculture commitment? If so, we just want to remind you about our ROOTED Community, an agriculture action group of companies from around the country that meets monthly--you may already be a member, in which case we hope you're finding benefit through these meetings!

This is a free monthly virtual meeting that offers a deeper dive into topics like regenerative practices and quantifying tools; offering an opportunity to learn alongside others in your industry.

Our next session, titled Shoot for the Stars: Defining and Measuring Regenerative Practices with the COMET Farm Tool, will take place Thursday, March 29th at 10:00 am PDT/1pm EDT. If you're interested in joining, please email info@climatecollaborative.com!

 


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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