All our thoughts this week are with the members of our community who are currently evacuated and/or without power due to the wildfires in California. The now annual, tragic reminder of the impact climate change is already having in CA is maddening and scary for all of us.

It also makes me energized and resolved to keep working with all of you to push forward industry solutions to climate change. And I want to thank you for being on the journey with us.

To that end, we need your help to keep improving our programming to be as effective and actionable as possible. If you haven't already, please fill out our short survey to help inform our 2020 planning. Thank you to those of you who have given us your input!

We also hope you'll give us a new reason to celebrate at Climate Day 2020: Nominate your own company or a peer for the 2020 National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative awards! The deadline for applying is next Friday, November 8. You can also check out an interview with one of last year's winners, Glen's Garden Market, below. 




Welcome to the newest companies making commitments, East End Food Co-op, Timeless Food, Pure Kindness, Moon Valley Organics, PATHWATER, Full Harvest, and A Greener World. Click here for a complete list of the companies that have made commitments to date. 

SPOTLIGHT: Glen's Garden Market CEO Profile



In anticipation of the National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Awards at Climate Day, we're talking with the leaders of our 2019 award-winning companies to learn a little bit more about what drives their climate leadership. Our first interview is with Danielle Vogel, Founder of Glen's Garden Market, winner of the 2019 National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative award for Outstanding Company. Read their profile here!


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Nominations Are Open for the 2020 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 will be honored at Climate Day during Expo West 2020. Submit your application here



Feedback Requested: Tell us what you want in 2020

Could you take a few minutes to fill out our short online questionnaire? 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. No preparation is needed to fill out the survey, and it should only take about five minutes.



Webinar Recording: All Together Now: Supply Chain Trends and Tools in Climate Mitigation

Most companies' emissions are concentrated within their supply chains. In our October webinar, we shared practical tools and examples of how you can be ramping up your supply chain mitigation efforts. View the recording here



Sustainable Food Trade Association's 2018 Member Progress Report

Every year, SFTA generates a Member Progress Report that contains aggregated data from the annual member reports submitted. Learn more about this year's sustainability highlights and the mindfulness that SFTA members bring to their businesses here




ReCAP Action Group: Forging Community Partnerships to Deepen Your Climate Impact

November 5, 10 AM PT // 11 AM MT // 12 PM CT // 1 PM ET

Join us for our November ReCAP session as we dive into what it takes to build collaborative partnerships to help you go deeper with your climate goals. You'll hear tangible advice on how to build and manage strategic partnerships with limited resources, how to communicate your work internally and externally, and key takeaways on how partnerships can ease the workload for retailers looking to do more! Please email us to learn more or to join if you're a retailer. 

Partner Event: Future of Food - The JEDI Mindset

November 7, 5:30 PM PT

San Francisco, CA

The JEDI Collaborative, an OSC² project, of industry peers and experts is leading a pathway for the natural products industry and framing the business case for embedding diversity, equity, and inclusion into our entire food ecosystem. The diversity of perspectives within leadership, management, and workforce, improves innovation output and helps companies reach communities that would otherwise remain underserved. Join us for an evening to learn more about the need to bring justice, equity, diversity and inclusion into our businesses, about the JEDI Collaborative project and the companies piloting the work alongside the collaborative. Register here!

Rooted Community: Lessons Learned - Approaches and Advantages of Farmer-to-Farmer Training

November 8, 10 AM PT // 11 AM MT // 12 PM CT // 1 PM ET

Our November ROOTED session digs deep into farmer-to-farmer (F2F) training with insight from Jill Fullmer and Fred Kirschenmann. Lessons Learned will use a panel-style format to explore questions around when it is most effective for companies to organize F2F trainings, how to achieve scalability of efforts, what makes an effective trainer and training, and the resources and tools that exist to help companies interested in this effort. Please email us to learn more or to join if your company has made an agriculture commitment. 

Webinar: Catalyzing your Consumers on Climate

November 20, 10 AM PT // 11 AM MT // 12 PM CT // 1 PM ET

The Climate Collaborative is helping companies in our community build effective, action-focused dialogues on climate change through our new Consumer Engagement Working Group. Join our November webinar with Guru and leading companies in the industry to learn about best practices in consumer engagement, the CC's working group plans for 2020, and concrete examples of successes and lessons learned from leading companies in the industry. Learn more and register here

Partner Event - Sustainable Business & Advocacy Summit: Making Capitalism Work For All

December 10-11, 2019

Washington, D.C.

Trust in America’s economic and government systems is deteriorating, right along with our infrastructure, social mobility and climate. Explore the fundamental policy reforms we need to make capitalism work for all — then take those ideas to Capitol Hill. Learn more and register here

Climate Day at Expo West

March 3, 2020 

Anaheim, CA

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. Register here


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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