From breakfast briefings to happy hours, the enthusiasm for climate action was palpable at last week’s Expo East. In the midst of the bustling trade show floor, we witnessed a passionate, fast-growing community of natural products manufacturers, retailers, distributors and brokers coming together to act on climate.
I feel fortunate to be joining the Climate Collaborative at such an exciting time! All of us at the Collaborative want to send a tremendous thank you to Nancy Hirshberg, who was integral to the launch of the Climate Collaborative and its success to date, as she returns to her sustainability consulting business.
Some sobering news on climate change was released this past month. A new report warns that the temperature goals set in Paris will become nearly impossible to reach should emissions continue to rise beyond 2020, giving us three years to make some serious changes.
There can be no lingering questions about the importance of our work together. The time to address climate change is right NOW.