I hope this finds you continuing to stay healthy and safe. I want to send out an enormous thank you to our network for your quick action this month, which gives me great hope for our work ahead on climate.

The response to our call for participation in LEAD on Climate this month was incredible. More than 120 companies from our network joined, and all of you were integral in making it the largest business advocacy day on climate ever. Our community made up over a third of the 330 total participating companies and took part in over 80 meetings calling for a climate inclusive path forward from COVID-19.

I'm proud to stand in community with you, and can't wait to share upcoming opportunities to continue engaging on this vital work! In the meantime, we have a lot of new resources below--including a virtual roundup of our Climate Day Resource Fair! I hope you'll find it useful, and I hope you continue to find ways to stay motivated and hopeful this month. 

Best,

Erin

 

SNAPSHOT

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Welcome to the newest companies making commitments, Nativus LLC, Carbon Farm, Foodprint Limited, Mom's Modern Mixes, Roplast Industries, Source Organic, Runamok Maple, and Wise Bar! Click here for a complete list of the companies that have made commitments to date.

SPOTLIGHT: Climate Collaborative Committed Companies Joined LEAD on Climate 2020--The Largest Virtual Education and Advocacy Day on Climate Action 

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Earlier this month, more than 120 natural products companies joined the first major call for a climate-inclusive path forward from COVID-19, including KeHE, Numi Tea, Clif Bar, INFRA, UNFI, Amy’s Kitchen, Gaia Herbs, Grove Collaborative, Ben & Jerry’s, and Dr. Bronner’s, among others. These companies collectively stated that the COVID-19 crisis has been a wake-up call for the looming threat of climate change, making it clear that we must be prepared as the impacts of climate change on human health and the economy could be even greater. Read our press release here!

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RESOURCES

Webinar Recording: Back to Basics - A Climate Action Planning Primer

The Climate Collaborative has had hundreds of companies make new climate commitments in 2020, and in our May webinar, we shared insights to help you get started on a path to action with a briefing on how to build a climate action plan for your company. Watch the recording here!

 

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Climate Day Virtual Resource Fair

We're thrilled to share our virtual Climate Day Resource Fair! During Climate Day, we make space to highlight partners and solutions providers that can help companies go deeper in their climate goal-setting and actions. This year, we've decided to share a virtual Resource Fair, highlighting key partners and their resources. You can see it on our website here!

 

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Webinar Recording: Communicating Climate Action to Consumers Amid COVID-19

For our April webinar, we were lucky to have Ed Maibach, Director of the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication, join us to share his expertise and insights on this topic. We also invited our partner Guru to join for updates on the CC consumer engagement advisory group, launched in 2019. Watch the recording here!


 


 

 

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Global Stimulus Principles: The Economy We Build Should Not Be the Same Economy We Decarbonize

As the effects of the COVID-19 crisis ripple across the globe, strategic stimulus and recovery investments can get world economies back on track now and help us build back in a way that ensures greater resilience to the disruptions and crises we will inevitably face in the future. The current pandemic shows many parallels to, and interconnections with, a looming climate crisis. A response that addresses both crises at once will advance a low-carbon economy that is more resilient and helps mitigate the worst impacts of climate change, while improving the economy, the environment, and our health and communities. Download the report from the Rocky Mountain Institute here!

 

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Report: Growing Our Future

A new report 'Growing Our Future' by systems change organisation Forum for the Future sets out a map for regenerative food systems in the US that could restore health of the land, build resiliency into our supply and value chains, and enable farmers, communities and food businesses to thrive. Read more and see the seven actions for success identified here!

 

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Report: Leading with Soil

For the past three years, Carbon180 has been working with local organizations and agricultural producers across the Rocky Mountain states to harness a climate solution beneath our feet: soil. Agricultural practices that store carbon in the soil can help fight climate change while also improving soil health and increasing producers' bottom lines. Download their report here!

 

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Partner Project: Confronting Climate Change with Action using SFTA’s CAMP Tool

Interested in fast-tracking strategic climate action? SFTA’s Climate Action Management Primer (CAMP) does just that. The Climate Collaborative and SFTA have teamed up to offer up to three Climate Collaborative-committed companies the opportunity to CAMP at a deeply discounted rate! Learn about the project here, and apply by June 12 to be considered! You can also dive deep on CAMP by watching this SFTA webinar. SFTA membership includes access to CAMP and many other sustainability services - please reach out to lisa@sustainablefoodtrade.org to learn more about membership and benefits!

 

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Webinar Recording: J.E.D.I. Leadership Launch

Last month OSC2 launched the J.E.D.I. Collaborative! The J.E.D.I Collaborative, made up of industry peers and experts, is leading this project for the natural projects industry to frame the business case for embedding justice, equity, diversity and inclusion into our entire food ecosystem. If you were unable to join the launch live, you can find a recording 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!

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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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