Have you booked your tickets to Expo West yet? I hope you'll arrive in time to join us for Climate Day on Tuesday, March 5th! And don't forget to RSVP so we can save you a spot. We're going to have a great lineup of speakers and topics this year--check back regularly as we announce them! 

We want everyone to know about the great work you are doing as part of Climate Day, too! I encourage you to make and submit a short video sharing your company's climate impact story for us to showcase at Expo West. 

We'll also be honoring companies for their pioneering contributions to climate action through our second annual National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Awards. Please take a look and consider making a nomination.

Best,

Erin

SNAPSHOT

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Welcome to the newest companies making commitments, Foodstirs, WishGarden Herbs, Keap, Clear Conscience Pet LLC, Frontier Co-op, Harmless Harvest, and Hoplark Hoptea! Click here for a complete list of the companies that have made commitments to date. 

SPOTLIGHT: Lotus Foods CEO Profile

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In anticipation of the National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Awards at Climate Day, we're talking with the leaders of our 2018 award-winning companies to learn a little bit more about what drives their climate leadership. Our first interview is with Caryl Levine and Ken Lee, Co-Founders and Co-CEOs of Lotus Foods, winner of the 2018 National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative award for Outstanding Value Chain Engagement. Read their profile here!

IN THE NEWS

Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040

Organic Valey Announces Next Phase of Community Solar Partnership to Become 100 percent Renewably Powered in 2019 

Research forecasts US among top nations to suffer economic damage from climate change

RE100 members outperforming peers on key financial indicators

RESOURCES

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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Webinar: Consumers are Key - Engaging End Consumers to Mitigate Climate

Our October webinar introduces attendees to speakers from market research firm NMI, Seventh Generation, and Dr. Bronner’s to reveal the inner workings of consumer purchasing trends and company strategies and tactics to engage them in their good climate work. Watch the recording here!

 

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Nominations Open for 2019 National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Awards

Help the Climate Collaborative and National Co+op Grocers identify and celebrate trailblazers in the natural products industry that are demonstrating strong, inspiring climate leadership. Winners across three categories will be announced and honored at Climate Day during Expo West 2019. Submit your nomination here!

 

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Stakeholder Feedback Questionnaire

We need your help to shape the Climate Collaborative's programming and priorities in the next two years. What do you need support with? What's been working well for you? Where do you see gaps? Your feedback will ensure that our events and programming continue to meet your needs and interests, from the webinars and communities of practice we run, to the partners and events we seek to connect our community with. Submit your feedback here.

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

SFTA Partner Training - GHG Inventory Class

November 2018 - March 2019

Good Company and the Sustainable Food Trade Association are teaming up to offer interested companies the opportunity to learn how to calculate their climate emissions. This unique class will allow attendees to calculate the actual emissions of their company in tandem with the class as it is taught. The class will also include several support tools, including Good Company’s proprietary greenhouse gas calculator, one-on-one call support, and templates to help manage the process and inventory reporting. The deadline for registration is October 30, 2018. Learn more and register here


ROOTED Community Action Group

November 14, 10AM PT // 11AM MT // 12PM CT // 1PM ET

November’s Rooted Community session will combine a fresh look on carbon-sequestering Agroforestry practices and the ability for member input and collaboration via a review of Dr. Bronner’s. Ryan Zinn, Organic & Fair Trade Coordinator for Dr. Bronner’s, will spend a portion of the session introducing the Coconut and Palm agroforestry projects they are developing in Ghana and Samoa. 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


 

[Partner Event] The Regenerative Earth Summit: Food + Fiber + Climate

December 4-6, Boulder

The Summit brings together the food and fashion industries for climate impact. The Summit features working tabletop sessions, Regenerative Slams™ and panel conversations. Showcasing influencers and innovators from the food and fashion industries, the Summit is poised to support these two industries to reimagine sourcing as a path to empower regenerative agriculture to build healthy soils that enhance carbon sequestration. Learn more and 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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