See you next month at the Sustainable Foods Summit, Jan 30-31, 2018

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New Horizons for Eco-Labels and Sustainability

Taking place in San Francisco on 30-31st January, the eighth North American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit will showcase health impacts, sustainable ingredients, and eco-labels. For the first time, the executive summit will discuss the future of health foods and eco-labelled products in a high-level forum.…

Now accepting nominations for Rising Star CEO group 2018 membership!

Earlier this year OSC2 launched a new chapter, the Rising Star CEO group, for emerging, mission-aligned Founders & CEO’s in the natural products industry. The five charter members, included, Jesse Solomon, Founder/CEO of Emmer & Co., Lisa Curtis CoFounder and CEO of Kuli Kuli, Joshua McHugh, Founder and CEO of Living Intentions, Miyoko Schinner, Founder and CEO of Miyoko’s Kitchen, and Sarah & Andrew Gordon, CoFounders of Square Organics.…

Join us for our next Future of Food program on Nov 8!

Future of Food: unWasted –  WEDNESDAY, NOV 08, 2017

~ How mission-driven brands in the natural products industry are addressing climate change with packaging and food waste initiatives ~

Join us for an inspiring conversation with visionary leaders from the modern food movement, as they share the evolution of their climate beneficial businesses. We’ll hear personal stories of struggle and perseverance around utilizing non-petroleum based packaging alternatives that are biodegradable or highly recyclable, and reducing food waste by addressing upstream and downstream by-product utilization.…

How to connect with your audience on climate change (and everything else)

These are the crucial components of an effective message, as told by the director of the Center for Climate Change Communications at George Mason University.

Lara Dickinson | Sep 29, 2017

This year’s Natural Products Expo East 2017 had a new—and vital—session on how to change behavior through effective communications. For the first time, New Hope Network brought together 70-plus key bloggers, writers and other influencers in the natural products industry for a daylong Influencer Summit.

THE NEWEST #EXPOEAST TREND: CLIMATE ACTION

Recap of Expo East 2017

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 love Expo East.

 Special OSC2 Packaging Collaborative Webinar on Oct 3!

 

WEBINAR:  WHERE DOES OUR PACKAGING GO?!
Compost, recycling and landfill with waste managers and their on-the-ground experience
OCTOBER 03, 2017 //  10:00 am – 11:30 am pacific

Join us for an engaging webinar, which will highlight current composting infrastructure and how it poses barriers and opportunities for environmentally friendly packaging.  This panel will spotlight some of the significant limitations to recovery of compostable packaging today, from lack of residential access to composters not wanting packaging, but also establish some of the criteria for overcoming these hurdles. …

Wielding Our Forks For Good

Reposted from Dr. Bronner’s Blog

WRITTEN BY

Forks for Good: I chose to adopt a vegan diet over 20 years ago, at a time in my life when I was radically reevaluating my patterns of thought and behavior, much of which was unconscious habit inherited from family and culture. I realized then that when I am in a grocery store or eating out, my ability to choose what I eat is a metaphorical knife I wield: I can use it to either slit an animal’s throat or just cut vegetables.…

Future of Food: The Climate Connection

Authentic brands taking collective action in the fight against climate change

THURSDAY, September 21, 2017
6:00pm Doors & Reception // 7:00pm Program

“No industry has a bigger impact on climate change than agriculture and food, both as a source of the problem and as a solution.” – Paul Hawken

Future of Food, an ongoing series brought to you by OSC2, showcases inspiring conversations with visionary leaders of the modern food movement.

Nutrition Business Journal honors industry leaders

The Nutrition Business Journal Business Achievement Awards celebration capped NBJ Summit 2017.

The honorees are …

Nutrition Business Journal | Jul 24, 2017

 

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NBJ editors and Business Achievement Award recipients, NBJ Summit 2017

Last week, some of the most powerful and passionate figures in the nutrition industry gathered at NBJSummit to share ideas and ideals. Many of those ideals are embodied in the recipients of this year’s NBJBusiness Achievement Awards, presented and accepted at the event.

Climate Day inspires at Expo West

Climate Collaborative Commitments
Photo: Brian Beasley

With education, inspiration, action (and hundreds of attendees) a tradition was born.

Bill Giebler | Mar 31, 2017

At Natural Products Expo East 2016, Climate Collaborative founders Lara Jackle Dickinson of OSC2 and Katherine DiMatteo of the Sustainable Food Trade Association presented their concept in a panel discussion (along with three supporting brands). The 75-minute session filled most of the 80 seats in the far hallway of the Baltimore convention center as the panel shared their idea: to feed the craving for coordinated industry action to address global warming.