This month we want to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of you for helping build our growing climate action movement--especially the amazing donors who make it all possible.

It has been an alarming and scary month for climate advocates, with wildfires devastating California and the newly released US climate assessment quantifying the enormous costs climate change will have on the economy and our health in the coming decades. 

It proves more than ever how important the work that we are doing is--and we need your support to make an even bigger impact in 2019. Together, we've already accomplished a truly inspiring amount. In just over a year and a half since we launched, more than 300 companies have made 1,000+ commitments to combat climate change in their operations, and two-thirds of those companies are already reporting that they've made real progress in their efforts. 

If you haven't already, I hope you will consider becoming a Climate Collaborative supporter this year, regardless of the level at which you can support our joint efforts. Feel free to email me at erin@climatecollaborative.com to set up a call and explore how we can deepen our collaboration and tell your company's story.

Best,

Erin

SNAPSHOT

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Welcome to the newest companies making commitments, Fresh Ideas Group, Sustain Bars, Terra Health & Wellness Market, Earth Friendly Products, Imlak'esh Organics, All Good, Natural Network, Good Eggs, and Sensiba San Filippo! Click here for a complete list of the companies that have made commitments to date. 

SPOTLIGHT: Community Food Co-op

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Community Food Co-op won an Outstanding Company award at our inaugural National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Awards last year. They showcased their efforts around renewable energy, improving efficiency, reducing waste and fostering resilient, regenerative farming communities. We interviewed Melissa Elkins, Sustainability Coordinator for Community Food Co-op, to learn more about their climate leadership ahead of our 2019 Awards. Read their profile here!

IN THE NEWS

Organic Valley's CEO on the net positive impact that all businesses can achieve

Palm Oil Was Supposed to Help Save the Planet. Instead It Unleashed a Catastrophe

The Three Barriers to Business Sustainability - And How to Get Through Them

Where Americans (Mostly) Agree on Climate Change Policies, in Five Maps

Whole Foods Market unveils top 10 food trends for 2019

Organic Valley and Clif Bar are making clean energy part of their operational recipes

RESOURCES

Webinar: Leveraging EPA's SmartWay Program to Improve Your Distribution Emissions

For companies who don’t own the means of distribution, making a significant dent in their product’s transportation emissions can be a difficult task. The Climate Collaborative’s November training explored how a prominent national program – EPA’s SmartWay— can support natural product companies to help identify the transportation providers that represent efficient and environmentally friendly transportation profiles. Watch the recording here!

 

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Expo East Climate Action Summit: Jerry Taylor

We're delighted to share a recording of our Keynote with Jerry Taylor from the Niskanen Center! Whether you were unable to attend in person or are just in need of a pick me up, Jerry's journey from climate skeptic to climate advocate gives us hope in these uncertain times. Thank you to New Hope for making this recording available. Watch the Keynote here!

 

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Be part of Climate Day - submit your video

We are excited to share an exclusive opportunity to be part of Climate Day day in a special way--by video--showcasing your work. We want to see your stories of climate impact. If you're interested, submit a short video, just 45 seconds or less, telling us about the positive impact and progress you’re seeing in your climate work. You can send your completed videos to info@climatecollaborative.com. You can find more info here.

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Webinar: Put Your Policy Where Your Mouth Is - How Food Waste Policy Can Help Solve Climate Change and Help Your Business

December 3, 10AM PST // 11AM MST // 12PM CST // 1PM EST

Join the Climate Collaborative's December webinar as we examine the intersection of food waste policy and business practices at the national, regional, state, and municipal levels. Learn how businesses can be involved in shaping new policies and designing the industry response these policies inspire! Learn more and register here


ROOTED Community Action Group

December 11, 10AM PST // 11AM MST // 12PM CST // 1PM EST

December's ROOTED session will introduce a new tool for measuring carbon soil sequestration impacts, developed by Yale University. Yale's Quick Carbon program is gaining ground as a protocol and tool that farmers can use in the field to help generate soil carbon data. Charlie Bettigole, a researcher on the program, will join us to review how producers can use their tool to analyze and understand carbon levels in their soil. Aside from farmers, this tool can be used by brands looking to work deeper with their supply chain and help make the business case for carbon farming practices. Please email us to learn more or to join if your company has made an agriculture commitment. 


Climate Day at Expo West

March 5, Anaheim 

Don't miss out on the best day of the year – inspiring speakers, real-world advice you can use, and the connections you need to make climate action possible. Expo West is starting a day earlier this year, so all of our incredible climate programming will be moving up a day, too. Register here


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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