We have a spring in our step this month at the Climate Collaborative. More than 250 companies have joined this movement by making climate commitments! Many of you are sharing your successes in implementation as part of our first Tracking Progress Update, and your responses have already made it clear that companies in this industry are acting on climate at scale. We'll be sharing more insights on the update later this year, and until then, we aren't slowing down!

We have a lot in store for the summer: We're launching our second action group, focused on retailers, a new Retailer Toolkit to support value chain engagement, holding a series of packaging webinars, and we'll be planning a Climate Action Summit at Expo East on September 12--mark your calendars, and hope to see you there!





Welcome to the newest companies making commitments, Boulder Organic Foods, Canyon Market, Dress It Up Dressing, Green Zebra Grocery, Greenplicity, Palace Market, Sip City, Cured, Harper Macaw Chocolate Makers, Sweet Additions, TRUE Syrups & Garnishes, Zinergman's Community of Business, Nomad Dumplings, The Brooklyn Kitchen, Washington's Green Grocer, EarthHero, Goûter, Healdsburg SHED, Manzana Products Co., SeaSnax, Antonelli's Cheese Shop, Keen One Foods, OPTYVA, Founding Foods, Ecofriendliest, Teton Waters Ranch, Triage, Stardust Sustainables, Nisolo, and Waste Farmers! Click here for a complete list of the companies that have made commitments to date.

SPOTLIGHT: Lotus Foods


Lotus Foods is leading a charge to reduce methane emissions. Since 2008 they have partnered with family rice farmers who grow their rice crop using System of Rice Intensification practices, which the company calls More Crop Per Drop™. With these practices, rice paddies are no longer kept continuously flooded, which led to a 40-65% reduction in methane gas! Learn more and read their spotlight


Corinne Shindelar, CEO of INFRA, and Shauna Sadowski, Head of Sustainability for the Natural & Organic Operating Unit at General Mills, join Climate Collaborative Management Board

17 Organizations Promoting Regenerative Agriculture Around the Globe

Trending: Commercial Food Waste Finds New Foes in Unique Co-op Model, Veolia Marketplace

Why Target and Amazon like onsite solar power

Anheuser-Busch Places Order for 800 Hydrogen-Electric Powered Semi-Trucks


Webinar Recording: Step-by-Step - The Climate Impact Reporting Journey

Alongside the release of our first Tracking Progress Update, the Climate Collaborative’s April webinar dove into ways that companies can deepen their metrics and reporting practices. Watch the recording here!



Sustainable Operations for the Modern Office: Tenant Guide

Many of today’s businesses have realized the value of promoting sustainable operational practices. This new guide, produced by IMT and the DC Sustainable Energy Utility, provides tips and strategies to help companies save energy, conserve water, and other natural resources; as well as increase employee health, retention, and productivity in a leased space’s ongoing operations. Download here!





Retailer Toolkit

To succeed in tackling climate change, companies will need to look beyond their direct operations when building emissions reduction strategies. We encourage companies to engage their peers, suppliers and consumers on the benefits of climate action, and to encourage them to get involved in projects like the Climate Collaborative. Check out our retailer toolkit to see tools on engaging your value chain.




Retailer Climate Action Progress (ReCAP) Community 

June 21, 1 PM PT // 2 PM MT // 3 PM CT // 4 PM ET

The Climate Collaborative is rolling out a new retailer climate action group, Retailer Climate Action Progress (ReCAP) Community, to support retailers who want to deepen and expand their climate action efforts. Through virtual monthly gatherings, we will help natural products retailers explore their unique climate challenges and opportunities and create new pathways to meaningful action. You can learn more here or email us to RSVP.

Webinar: Optimizing Packaging Climate Impacts Through Life Cycle Assessment

May 30, 10 AM PT // 11 AM MT // 12 PM CT // 1 PM ET

Knowing how packaging can be modified to meet sustainability goals and improve environmental impacts can be a long road to travel with layers of considerations. This webinar will help attendees understand the role that Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) play to help answer these questions. Register here.

Note: If unable to attend live and ask questions of our presenters, a recording will be available on the Climate Collaborative’s Media and Resources page after the webinar.


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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