Companies Respond to Code Red for Humanity with #Call4ClimateNOW Campaign

More Than 160 Businesses Call Upon Their Consumers to Take Bold Climate Action

MINNEAPOLIS, MN— September 15, 2021 – The Climate Collaborative today announced that more than 160 businesses from across the U.S. have joined together in the #Call4ClimateNOW campaign, the first of its kind, to rally the American public to urge our nation’s lawmakers to address the climate emergency.

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Courtney Pineau Selected as Climate Collaborative’s New Executive Director

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN— July 20, 2021 - The Climate Collaborative’s Board of Directors announced today that it has selected Courtney Pineau to serve as its new Executive Director. Pineau joins the Climate Collaborative from Green America’s Center for Sustainable Solutions where she led their Climate and Agriculture Networks. She has worked extensively with businesses in the food and agriculture sector and stakeholders throughout the entire supply chain for more than fifteen years. 

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Businesses Join Urgent Call on Congress to Ensure the Post-COVID Economic Recovery Protects Against the Risk of Future Climate Crises

Climate Collaborative companies joined LEAD on Climate 2020—the largest virtual education and advocacy day on climate action

(Virtual, May 14)—More than 120 natural products companies joined the first major call for a climate-inclusive path forward from COVID-19, including KeHE, Numi Tea, Clif Bar, INFRA, UNFI, Amy’s Kitchen, Gaia Herbs, Grove Collaborative, Ben & Jerry’s, and Dr. Bronner’s, among others.

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Meet the Winners of the 2019 National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Awards

ANAHEIM, Calif. (March 6, 2019) –The natural products industry has long been home to companies at the forefront of corporate environmentalism. Eight bold companies were honored for their innovative contributions to climate change reduction yesterday during Climate Day at Expo West.

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Natural Products Companies Just Hit 1,000 Climate Action Commitments!

Honest Tea today announced commitments to fighting climate change by reducing the climate impact of packaging and reducing short-lived climate pollutant emissions, surpassing the 1000th commitment to climate action made by companies in the natural products industry since the Climate Collaborative’s launch in 2017.

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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

The Climate Collaborative is pleased to welcome two new members to its Management Board, Corinne Shindelar, CEO of INFRA, and Shauna Sadowski, Head of Sustainability for the Natural & Organic Operating Unit at General Mills. INFRA and Annie’s (a General Mills Brand) have been involved in the Collaborative since its launch as both committed companies and donors, and Corinne and Shauna formerly served as advisors to the Collaborative.

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Leading Natural Products Companies Recognized for Taking Action on Climate

National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Inaugural Awards Encourage Innovations in Key Areas For Reducing Emissions

ANAHEIM, Calif. (March 8, 2018) – An ever-growing number of natural product companies are taking action against climate change and eight have just been recognized for their leadership and bold initiatives.

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Seventh Generation Becomes the 100th Company To Commit To Climate Action In Just Six Months – TWICE As Quickly As Expected

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Climate Collaborative announces new director

New YorkNew York, August 3, 2017 - The Climate Collaborative today announced that Erin Callahan has joined as its new director.

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The Climate Collaborative Engages Business to Commit, Act, Impact



The Climate Collaborative Engages Business to Commit, Act, Impact

Launches Climate Day on March 8 at Natural Products Expo West


San Francisco and Anaheim, Calif., March 6, 2017 –The Climate Collaborative will launch on Wednesday, March 8 in Anaheim, Calif., at Natural Products Expo West, the largest natural foods trade show in the U.S. There, leading companies in the natural products industry will convene at the first-ever Climate Day, a full day of panels, speakers and information on how companies can take action to reverse climate change co-hosted by the Climate Collaborative and New Hope Network. 

The Climate Collaborative is a three-year project of OSC2 and the Sustainable Food Trade Association that was created to catalyze bold action for climate change. The Collaborative includes executives from Annie’s, Dr. Bronner's, Organic Valley, National Co+op Grocers, New Hope, Stonyfield, Happy Family and WhiteWave Foods, among other brands and organizations. 

The natural products industry represents a significant and quickly growing share of the U.S. market.  In 2015, the industry was valued at $180.6 billion, and is expected to exceed $200 billion in sales in 2019 according to NEXT FORECAST 2017. 

“The natural products industry has a proud history of leading the way on animal welfare, organic agriculture, fair trade, and non-GMOs,” said John Foraker, President, Annie’s. “Now it’s time to lead on climate change.”

Consumers are demanding businesses address climate change.  According to the Yale University Program on Climate Change Communication, 72 percent of Americans think corporations should be doing more to address global warming.  Combined with the ever-increasing urgency of climate change, the time is ripe for dramatically greater corporate involvement in expanding existing solutions and finding new ways to reverse the problem.

“As an industry, but more importantly, as citizens, we simply can’t afford to ignore climate change any longer,” said Gary Hirshberg, Chairman, Stonyfield.  

Focusing on nine commitment areas – agriculture, energy efficiency, food waste, forests, packaging, policy, renewable energy, short-lived climate pollutants, and transportation – the Climate Collaborative provides the information and collaboration natural products companies need to meet the growing consumer demand for action on climate and make a meaningful contribution to avoiding the critical 1.5 degree Celsius increase that scientists predict will trigger disastrous consequences.

Companies will be announcing climate action commitments at Climate Day, including Clif Bar & Company which has already made a commitment to using 100 percent green power at their facilities and to achieving climate neutral business operations through investments in onsite solar, wind energy credits and new school- and community-based wind farms to offset their emissions. Clif Bar has also committed to transitioning 50 of its key suppliers to at least 50 percent green power by 2020.

Other participating companies include Lotus Foods, which has committed to reducing the amount of methane emitted into the atmosphere. Methane is a powerful global warming-causing gas released from conventional rice production. Lotus Foods is partnering with small-scale farmers who have adopted changes in their rice-farming practices that reduce this potent greenhouse gas by 30 to 60 percent. 

A full program of events will be conducted for Climate Day at Natural Products Expo West, including:

  • Keynote address from Paul Hawken, author and environmentalist, Project Drawdown
  • New consumer data on demand for climate change action from New Hope Network, and
  • Panel discussions including executives from Target, Patagonia, Dr. Bronner’s, Honest Tea, Nature’s Path, and others

“Our current political climate requires businesses to step up and work for the changes we know are necessary,” said George Siemon, CEO, Organic Valley.  “We know that by working together, The Climate Collaborative can be a strong, cooperative voice for change.  It’s up to us.” 

New Hope Network will livestream Climate Day from 12:30 pm to 7:30 pm PST on March 8 at


About The Climate Collaborative

The Climate Collaborative is a project of OSC2 and SFTA to catalyze bold climate action among natural products companies. The Climate Collaborative brings manufacturers, retailers, brokers, distributors, and suppliers together to build existing climate solutions to scale and to find innovative, new ways to help reverse climate change. Follow the Climate Collaborative on Facebook @climatecollab and on Twitter @ClimateColl.

About OSC2

A community of sustainably focused natural products industry CEOs and business leaders, OSC2 was founded in January 2012 to address the toughest sustainability problems facing the industry and planet.  Directors Ahmed Rahim, founder and CEO of Numi Organic Tea, and Lara Jackle Dickinson, Natural Products Industry Executive, founded OSC2 and serve as its directors. OSC2 strives to leave earth and humanity in better condition than we found it by inspiring natural products leaders to work in innovative and collaborative ways toward positive change.  For more information, please visit

About Sustainable Food Trade Association

The mission of Sustainable Food Trade Association is to build the capacity of the organic food trade to transition to sustainable business models. SFTA serves as a hub for businesses to learn, improve performance, communicate results, share common metrics and best practices. Thus, defining and driving excellence in environmentally sound, socially just business practices using a systems-based approach. For more information, please visit